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Tesla Upgrades Showrooms For The Model X SUV Debut

August 24, 2015 2:34 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Betty Liu reports on the revamping of Tesla's showrooms. 


Optimization Algorithm Increases Industrial Robot Efficiency By Up To 40 Percent

August 24, 2015 2:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

This doesn’t change the robot’s operation path, just its speed and sequence.


Budweiser Takes Exception To Firm's 'Queen of Beer' Campaign

August 24, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

She Beverage Co. of Lancaster, California, applied in December to register "The Queen of Beer" phrase with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 


Japan Delivers Whiskey To Space Station . . . For Science

August 24, 2015 1:57 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | News | Comments

Japan also sent up 12 mice aboard as part of an aging study.


Southern Buying AGL Resources For About $7.93 Billion

August 24, 2015 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This would create the second-biggest utility company in the U.S. by customer base.


From The Top: The Internet Of Things

August 24, 2015 10:27 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

Microsoft’s Colin Masson discusses why Industrial IoT is the next big thing. 


Managing Change In The Manufacturing Revolution

August 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Mike DiLeo | News | Comments

It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry — and lots of it. 


'Mission Control' Band Could Become Hub For Wearables

August 24, 2015 10:08 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Lycos has moved into the wearables space with its Lycos Life line.


Colt Asks Bankruptcy Judge For $2.5M In Executive Payments

August 24, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The West Hartford-based company is trying to eliminate $350 million in debt to creditors.


Explosion At Chemical Plant In Eastern China Kills One

August 24, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China killed one person less than two weeks after a similar disaster at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin. 


Death Toll Rises To 121 In China Port Explosion

August 24, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the dead from the Aug. 12 disaster are 67 firefighters. 


Attorneys Argue Powers During Hearing On Federal Water Rule

August 24, 2015 9:52 am | by Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota is leading a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule. 


EPA Knew Of 'Blowout' Risk For Tainted Water At Gold Mine

August 24, 2015 9:47 am | by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The information also raises more questions about whether enough was done to prevent it.


Obama Pushing For More Clean Energy Choices For Consumers

August 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Nancy Benac, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama is pressing to give Americans power to choose what kind of power they use.


China's Stock Market Suffers Biggest One-Day Fall Since 2007

August 24, 2015 9:39 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Global markets are likely to follow China down. 


Robot Car Crashes Need Police Oversight, Says Watchdog

August 21, 2015 3:28 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A watchdog group is asking California police and the Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate any crashes involving experimental autonomous cars.


Walmart Partners With Group To Offer Reshoring Assistance

August 21, 2015 3:21 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Walmart is adding the resources of the Illinois-based Reshoring Initiative.


We May Never Get An Apple Car

August 21, 2015 3:14 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Blogs | Comments

What if they’re not actually making a car?


Four New Fires Erupt In China's Tianjin Port Disaster Area

August 21, 2015 3:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The fires burned where the massive warehouse explosions occurred last week.


Japan's Finance Minister Warns China On Currency Moves

August 21, 2015 3:03 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A further devaluation of the yuan could put Japan in a tough spot.



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