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Microsoft Makes Its Case For Windows 10

April 29, 2015 2:53 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft figures one way to get people psyched about Windows 10 is to make sure there are plenty of cool features and apps for smartphones and tablets that use the new operating system.

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Report: Foreign Investors Turning To U.S. Industrial Property

April 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Foreign investors are increasingly buying up logistical and industrial properties as part of their American real estate holdings, according to a recent report by JLL.

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Integration In Food Safety: The Time Is Now

April 29, 2015 2:38 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

“No one agency can protect our nation’s food supply alone,” Pat Kennelly of the California Department of Health said. “Unification of public health is the strength that drives us together to solve these issues."

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Republican Legislators Introduce Bill To Merge Economic Agencies

April 29, 2015 2:26 pm | by Todd Richmond, The Associated Press | Comments

Republican legislators want to merge Wisconsin's two major economic development agencies into a new entity with a stand-alone bill rather than through Gov. Scott Walker's budget.

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Audi Runs On Green Diesel For The First Time

April 29, 2015 10:45 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

The electricity is farmed using environmentally-friendly methods, making the entire process environmentally neutral.

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California Touts Aggressive Plan To Reduce Greenhouse Gases

April 29, 2015 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown said climate change would factor into government planning and he ordered state agencies and departments to implement measures to reduce emissions.

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UAW Reports 55 Percent Membership At VW Plant

April 29, 2015 10:10 am | by Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press | Comments

The United Auto Workers union has 816 members at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, or about 55 percent of the total blue collar work force, according the union's latest disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Thai-Japanese Venture Eyes Ohio For Massive Chemical Plant

April 29, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

"Ohio is at the center of America’s new energy industry, and the smart companies want to come here to be part of the great things that are happening," said Gov. John Kasich.

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Industrial Mergers Decline At The Outset Of 2015

April 29, 2015 9:57 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Industrial mergers and acquisitions decreased in the first quarter of this year following a robust 2014, according to research firm Mergermarket.

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Can Investing In Driverless Cars Boost British Manufacturing?

April 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Manager of European Automation | Comments

A report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders predicts that by 2030 a quarter of all cars sold will be completely autonomous.

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Report: Manufacturing, Mining Productivity Increased In 2014

April 28, 2015 3:15 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report showed oil and gas extraction with the largest increase in productivity in 2014, due in large part to historically high U.S. energy production.

Tyson Hopes To Rid Chicken Of Antibiotics By 2017

April 28, 2015 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The move comes as restaurants demand more natural produce and amid concerns that widespread antibiotic use can lead to drug-resistant germs.

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The Fate Of The Export-Import Bank

April 28, 2015 3:06 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The charter for the Export-Import bank is nearing its expiration date, but the question remains — will it be renewed?

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Scientists Engineer Natural Replacement For Pesticides

April 28, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Cardiff Professor Rudolf Allemann, who led the research, said scientists have long known about the abilities of organisms to communicate, find food or avoid attacks through smell.

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Report: 'Reshoring' Leads To Net Gain Of 10K Manufacturing Jobs

April 28, 2015 2:05 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Companies cited several top reasons for returning jobs to the U.S., led by government incentives, a skilled workforce, the value of promoting products that are "Made in USA" and automation.

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Amazon Announces ‘Amazon Business,’ Will Close AmazonSupply

April 28, 2015 1:40 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Comments

Amazon Business has been designed to provide easy access to hundreds of millions of products – everything from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies – as well as business-only selection and pricing.

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EU To Require Cars To Have Automatic Emergency Call Systems

April 28, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The decision means EU member states, the auto industry and other parties will have three years to adopt the system and get it fitted into new vehicles.

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Ford Engineer Creates Record-Breaking Hot Wheels Track

April 28, 2015 10:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

Ford employee Matt West hoped that this particular “Take Your Child To Work Day” would show kids how they can apply the kind of math and physics in use at the Ford research center to the toys they have at home.

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Infographic: World Safety Day

April 28, 2015 10:20 am | by UL Workplace Health & Safety | Comments

In honor of World Safety Day today, here's an infographic on some stats on workplace safety.

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The Millennial Challenge

April 28, 2015 10:02 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The generational divide is the biggest diversity issue facing the workforce — even bigger than sex or race, says Christine Hassler.

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