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VW's Newest Beetle Starts Production In Mexico

July 18, 2011 5:32 am | by Mark Stevenson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's first models of the redesigned Volkswagen sedan began rolling off production lines at the company's plant in central Mexico on Friday.

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Philips Loses $1.9B On Goodwill Writedown

July 18, 2011 5:27 am | by Toby Sterling, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Royal Philips Electronics NV, the world's largest lighting company, cited "growing economic uncertainty" as a reason for the speculative losses.

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Halliburton 2Q Earnings Grow 54 Percent

July 18, 2011 5:17 am | by Chris Kahn, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Halliburton Co. says expansion of oil and natural gas drilling in North America helped boost company earnings by nearly 54 percent.

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A Noble Nose Job

July 18, 2011 5:15 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Articles | Comments

3D touch-enabled modeling helps build an organically designed nasal prosthetic for a skin cancer patient who lost his nose.

Hasbro 2Q Net Income Rises

July 18, 2011 5:13 am | News | Comments

Consumer demand for Transformers action figures and the Beyblade spin-top game pushed Hasbro's second quarter net income up 33 percent.

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The Importance Of Managers Is Overstated

July 18, 2011 5:00 am | Articles | Comments

Simply focusing on the manager means turning a blind eye to the contributions of the staff, and in doing so, you exclude a lot of the potential that exists within the company.

Samsung LED Wants U.S. Ban On Osram Products

July 18, 2011 4:59 am | by Kelly Olsen, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Samsung unit is raising the ante in patent dispute with German rival over energy-saving LED lighting amid intensifying legal disputes among global companies.

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Whirlpool Laying Off 350 Workers In Iowa

July 18, 2011 4:51 am | News | Comments

Company spokeswoman said 300 permanent workers and 50 summer workers are losing their jobs at the Whirlpool refrigerator plant in Iowa.

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Poll: Hiring Expected To Pick Up

July 18, 2011 4:47 am | News | Comments

Economists increasingly see hiring picking up through the rest of 2011, even as they predict slower overall growth, NABE survey shows.

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Egyptians Fight For $50-A-Month Factory Job

July 18, 2011 4:42 am | by Marjorie Olster and Tarek El-Tablawy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under the former regime, wages in the public sector -- the single largest employer -- were miserably low and gap between rich and poor only widened.

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ITC Says HTC Violated Apple Patents

July 18, 2011 4:29 am | News | Comments

Taiwanese smartphone maker said it believes it has a strong case for an appeal of a ruling that HTC violated two Apple Inc. patents.

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The Most Important Product Development Decision

July 18, 2011 4:00 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC | Articles | Comments

Are you one of those marketing, sales, engineering, or common sense folks who can smell a booby trap a mile off?

Cooperating for better care in oncology: RHÖN-KLINIKUM and Siemens create new basis for innovative partnership

July 17, 2011 10:55 pm | by Siemens AG | News | Comments

Within the project Comprehensive Cancer Center, RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG and the Healthcare Sector of Siemens AG want to shape a new contractual basis in their strategic cooperation in cancer diagnostics and therapy. Both companies agreed to implement innovative IT solutions and, above all, to...

NIST demonstrates flexible, broadly usable technique for steadily calming vibrations of engineered mechanical objects down to the quantum ground state

July 17, 2011 1:52 pm | by Nanotechnology Today | News | Comments

BOULDER, Colo. – Showcasing new tools for widespread development of quantum circuits made of mechanical parts, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a flexible, broadly usable technique for steadily calming the vibrations of an...

Ambrose Finishes 9th as Edwards Regains Points Lead in New Hampshire

July 17, 2011 1:51 pm | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

In a race that once again came down to fuel mileage, Carl Edwards did what he had to do in the final laps of Sunday's LENOX Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, letting cars pass him as he conserved fuel to ensure finishing the race while piloting his No. 99 Ford Fusion to a 13th...

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Asteroid Vesta

July 16, 2011 11:49 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

PASTE INTRO SENTENCE HERE

EPA Update on Yellowstone River Oil Spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 16, 2011 (MT)

July 16, 2011 7:56 pm | by Environmental Protection Agency | News | Comments

EPA Update on Yellowstone River Oil Spill (Silvertip Pipeline), July 16, 2011 Lisa McClain-Vanderpool, (303) 501-4027, (mcclain-vanderpool.lisa@epa.gov); ?Libby Faulk, (406) 351-9014 (Billings, Mont --, July 16, 2011) The U.S

Energy-storage capacity of ancient microorganism could lead to power source for synthetic cells

July 16, 2011 2:53 pm | by Nanotechnology Today | News | Comments

Energy-storage capacity of ancient microorganism could lead to power source for synthetic cellsArchaea are among the oldest known life-forms, but they are not well understood. It was only in the 1970s that these single-celled microorganisms were designated as a domain of life distinct...

Stenhouse Finishes 4th in Nationwide New Hampshire Race

July 16, 2011 2:53 pm | by Ford Motor Company | News | Comments

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished fourth and Trevor Bayne 13th after teammate Carl Edwards left early with an engine issue in the New England 200 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.

Foodborne outbreak associated with raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy of York S.C.

July 16, 2011 2:49 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is warning consumers not to drink raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy of York, S.C. Three confirmed cases and five probable cases of campylobacteriosis in North Carolina are associated with raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy.

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