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  • A Sony Corp. store

    If companies could compete for Olympic hurdles medals, Japan’s track-tested, shin-bruised manufacturing sector would have fielded some of the most hardened corporate athletes in the recent Games, The Financial Times reports.

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    For 25 years, the high-tech companies of Silicon Valley have been using Bon Appétit Food Management to serve healthy, and free, food right on the job.

  • Hillbilly Animatronics

    The seller says the band was designed and built by "someone who used to work in animatronics at Disney World.” Really? This thing isn't exactly Country Bear Jamboree quality. The seller originally purchased the contraption for around $14,000, but the asking price is now $5,000. "Faux porch included if buyer wishes to dismantle and arrange for transport."

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    Broadcom delivered stellar numbers at a time when other semiconductor makers have been hit hard, and its future appears to be bright, as well, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

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    The "Mad Money" host points to five stocks that are exacting their revenge on the market to prove that even losers get lucky once in a while.

  • Microsoft Windows 8 new interface

    PC makers, jilted of late by consumers attracted to tablets and smartphones, are pinning their hopes for a change in fortunes on the October launch of the Windows 8 operating system, announced last week. The FT reports.

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    In a word, the tech rankings this year are stunning, with a major shake-up of the top ten. California falls from the top, while two other states join the elite.

  • A crew from Alpha Oil & Gas Services Inc. constructs a 10 inch gas pipeline outside of Watford City, North Dakota, U.S

    The states  — all west of the Mississippi — can make a case for moving up in our rankings, but only one can really lay claim.

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    As orders go at air shows, the latest deal between Boeing and Air Lease Corp is not the biggest one ever done.  Still, the $7.2 Billion ALC is paying for 75 new 737 MAX airplanes is significant and highlight the continued demand for more fuel-efficient single aisle planes.

  • Career Fair

    What the latest employment figures mean, experts say, is that getting the U.S. back to work remains—and is expected to be—a slow and painful process.

  • RIM Headquarters

    It's a sad thing to watch. A great brand and a company with a dominant position slides into obscurity. Such would be appear to be the case with Research In Motion as competitors pounce on its missteps. The world appears to have found an alternative to its Blackberry addiction.

  • Micron

    Micron Technology has been trapped in a slow grind for the last month, but yesterday the bulls stepped in.

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    Parents can now use an array of tools to keep up with the digital lives of their children, raising new quandaries. Is surveillance the best way to protect children? Or should parents trust them to share if they are scared or bewildered by something online?

  • Apple Store Upper Westside Manhattan

    Apple Stores stores take in more money per square foot than any other United States retailer. But most of Apple’s employees, who sell those iPhones and MacBooks enjoy little of that wealth. The New York Times reports.

  • Medivation

    The takeout speculation that has ignited a small recovery rally in Dendreon is empty talk; instead investors interested in the lucrative prostate cancer drug market should look to Medivation as a more attractive acquisition target, says a Jefferies analyst in a research note Tuesday.

  • Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks at a news conference launching the company's tablet computer Surface at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

    When Steve Ballmer took the stage at Microsoft's mysterious press event in Hollywood, the bloggers in the audience gasped, but they didn't start to applaud until they saw just what the Surface tablet/PC hybrid he announced could do.

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    The software sector is rife with speculation that technology giants looking to diversify from PC and hardware sales will buy software specialists like Quest Software and BMC Software as merger and acquisition activity heats up in the sector.

  • Internet Security

    A secret nanoscale "backdoor" etched into the silicon of a supposedly secure programmable chip could give cyberattackers access to classified US weapons systems, including guidance, flight control, networking, and communications systems, according to a new report by cybersecurity researchers in Britain. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    This particular type of cyber-crime, if left unchecked, represents a significant danger to the long-term national and economic security of the United States or any nation targeted for attack.

  • Blackberry Bold

    As Research In Motion enlists Wall Street's help, CNBC contributor and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina cautioned against moving to heat-sensitive touch-screens because women’s “fingers are colder.”

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