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Cold Front Helps Wake Up Wheat And Corn Prices

November 14, 2014 1:10 pm | by Steve Rothwell, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wheat and corn prices are surging this week as temperatures plunge in the U.S. Plains states and after a government report showed domestic supplies slipped.                           

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Camera Used In Space Missions Sold For $275K

November 14, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens taken into space more than a half-century ago has been sold at auction for $275,000. The camera was reportedly purchased by astronaut Wally Schirra at a Houston photo supply shop in 1962 and carried into orbit aboard the Mercury-Atlas 8 and 9...

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Senate Committee To Hold Takata Air Bag Hearing

November 14, 2014 1:05 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Add a U.S. Senate committee hearing to the growing list of troubles facing Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp.                                        

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2 Developers Sue Hawaii County To Halt GMO Law

November 14, 2014 12:32 pm | by Audrey McAvoy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two leading developers of genetically engineered corn have sued Maui County to stop a new law banning the cultivation of genetically modified organisms.                            

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Price Of Oil Takes Another Sharp Drop

November 14, 2014 12:28 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil took another sharp tumble Thursday as it appeared increasingly unlikely that OPEC members will cut production to reverse a plunge that is entering its fifth month.                    

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GM: 13 Families Notified In Ignition Switch Deaths

November 14, 2014 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it now has contacted the families of the original 13 people whose deaths GM linked to faulty small-car ignition switches to tell them about its compensation program.                   

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October Budget Deficit Rises To $121.7B

November 14, 2014 12:16 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government started the new budget year with a higher deficit in October than a year ago, but the increase reflected quirks in the calendar rather than a deterioration in the government's budget outlook.           

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Oscar Mayer To Eliminate Jobs With Bacon Plant Closure

November 14, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer says it plans to end bacon production at its Kirksville plant, eliminating 275 jobs.                        

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U.S. Business Inventories Up 0.3 Percent

November 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses added to their stockpiles at a faster rate in September, though sales remained weak.                         

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A Powerful And Flexible Rugged 7-inch Android Tablet

November 14, 2014 10:14 am | by Panasonic | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic has announced the launch of the Toughpad FZ-B2, a rugged 7-inch tablet powered by Android for field-based workforces.

Berkshire Buying Duracell From P&G

November 14, 2014 10:08 am | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion.                

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Monsanto To Pay Wheat Farmers

November 14, 2014 10:05 am | by Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it will pay nearly $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.                 

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Baker Hughes In Deal Talks With Halliburton

November 14, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday it is talks with rival Halliburton Co. about a potential merger.                      

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Drivers Should Get Used To Cheap Gas

November 14, 2014 9:58 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.                            

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U.S. Retail Sales Rise On Autos, Online Purchases

November 14, 2014 9:56 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending.                    

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Brazil's Drought Brews High Coffee Price

November 14, 2014 9:52 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Coffee drinkers hold on to your wallets. The worst drought in 80 years has hit Brazil, the world's biggest producer and exporter of coffee, and prices have surged to their highest levels in two years.         

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This Car Has A Jet Engine

November 14, 2014 9:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The 1963 Chrysler Turbine car has a jet engine under its hood. In its heyday, it represented the future of automobiles.                      

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5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones To Drive Profit

November 14, 2014 9:40 am | by Kirill Storch | Articles | Comments

While businesses already leverage smartphones for communication, companies are only now understanding the power of intra-company smartphone APPs as a mission-critical Mobile Process Improvement (MPI) asset that can actually drive productivity, enhance competitiveness and maximize revenue.

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The IoT Uplink: 70% Of Cyber Attacks Start Internally

November 12, 2014 5:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Did you know that the secure perimeter of your enterprise network can still be penetrated, leaving your company vulnerable to hacking? In this episode of The IoT Uplink, we explore Fog Computing, security within a network’s infrastructure, and the open source...

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Lockheed Martin's Orion Spacecraft Completes Journey

November 12, 2014 5:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Lockheed Martin built Orion spacecraft has completed its 22-mile, 6-hour journey from the Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center, to launch pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Orion is now another step closer to its first test flight on...

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