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Apple, IBM To Team Up On Mobile Devices

July 16, 2014 8:07 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.                          

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Tenn. Officials Downplay Union Debate At Volkswagen

July 16, 2014 8:04 am | by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tennessee leaders downplayed the often public wrangling over organized labor's role at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory, focusing on the company's recent announcement that it would add a new line there to produce a seven-passenger SUV.    

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Delaware Expanding Research Tax Credit

July 16, 2014 7:59 am | News | Comments

Small business owners in Delaware are eligible for an expanded tax credit with the signing of a new law by Gov. Jack Markell.                        

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Cappuccino Is Finalist For Lay's Newest Chip Flavor

July 16, 2014 7:57 am | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S.              

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Feds, Widows Settle Mine File Lawsuit

July 16, 2014 7:52 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths of two miners in a 2006 fire at an underground coal mine in West Virginia, according to court documents.       

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Boeing Gets Order For 10 Dreamliners

July 16, 2014 7:48 am | News | Comments

The aircraft-leasing firm CIT Group Inc. has ordered 10 Boeing 787 passenger jets with a list price of $2.5 billion, Boeing said Tuesday.                    

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NY Investing $135M In Nanotech Initiative With GE

July 16, 2014 7:45 am | News | Comments

New York state is teaming with General Electric and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur research and development in miniature electronic components.                

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The Next Big Thing In Aviation Is Small

July 16, 2014 7:43 am | by Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week's Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner.              

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What Would You Print?

July 15, 2014 2:40 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

We have all come to the understanding that as 3D printing is becoming more prevalent in the mainstream consumer market, it is becoming even more ubiquitous in the engineering office (if it wasn’t already necessary). Even with this insight ...

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Yellen: Economy Needs Fed Support

July 15, 2014 1:25 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the economic recovery is not yet complete and for that reason the Fed intends to keep providing significant support to boost growth and improve labor market conditions.         

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Brewery Boom Is A Bright Spot For New Mexico Economy

July 15, 2014 1:20 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

That frosty tide of smooth, golden brown craft beer has finally come in, and it's helping to quench this drought-stricken state's thirst for jobs and economic development.                   

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From Amoebas To Microchips: The Highs And Lows Of Contact Lenses

July 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Amy Lawrence, Features Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

While Google and Novartis are trying to develop a "smart" contact lens, a student in Taiwan has her corneas eaten by an amoeba linked to contact lenses.                         

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HP Loses Interim Chairman Whitworth

July 15, 2014 11:03 am | News | Comments

HP has been working on a turnaround of its business amid slumping PC sales in recent years, cutting expenses and focusing on more profitable areas such as software and services.            

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Albemarle To Buy Rockwood In $6.2B Deal

July 15, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments

Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.                    

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Mitsubishi Heavy, JX To Launch CO2 Capture Project In Texas

July 15, 2014 10:29 am | News | Comments

JX Holdings Inc. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Tuesday they will launch a carbon dioxide capture project in the U.S. state of Texas to boost production at an oil field.               

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GE Aviation To Upgrade Auburn Plant

July 15, 2014 9:52 am | News | Comments

Bentley said in a statement Tuesday that it will make the Auburn plant the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the jet propulsion industry.                

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Sausage Makers Fined $460M For Price-Fixing

July 15, 2014 9:35 am | News | Comments

Germany's antitrust authority has imposed fines totaling $460 million on 21 sausage manufacturers for colluding on prices.                       

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F-35 Jet Gets Limited OK After Fire

July 15, 2014 9:09 am | by Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week.           

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Bombardier Union Goes On Strike In Ontario

July 15, 2014 9:00 am | News | Comments

About 900 unionized employees at Bombardier's light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, are on strike after failing to reach an agreement with management about pension changes and benefit reductions.               

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Novartis, Google To Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 8:56 am | News | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease.                       

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