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5 Apps that Enable Sustainable Living and Business

As device owners get more eco-conscious, app creators provide more green tools for their tech. Green apps were budding on the tech scene just a few years ago, but now they are now a regular resource for sustainable lifestyle and business on the go. Here's a closer look at five sustainable living apps, including some that help save green. -  Music Syncs with Green Tech   inBloom: The Eco App...

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Manufacturing Tech Demand up in March

Orders for machine tools and related equipment among U.S. manufacturers increased between February and March, although total demand was lower than in the same period last year. The total value of manufacturing technology orders by United States manufacturers climbed to $495.97 million in March, up 11.3 percent from February, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report (USMTO)...

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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Engineering Salaries Rise

Plus: U.S. Trade Deficit Expands, Weekly Jobless Claims Dip and Midsize Firms Lower Hiring Outlook. Trade Deficit Expands in March The United States trade gap expanded to $51.8 billion in March, a 14.1 percent increase over the revised $45.4 billion total in October, due largely to lower oil prices and surging demand for imported products, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday....

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Light Friday: Why Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal

Plus: Career Lessons from Disney Classics and Dial Up and Connect to Google in the '80s. Career Lessons from Disney Classics Disney's animated films have been entertaining children for years, but according to a job-searcher at Brazen Careerist's Brazen Life blog, many Disney classics have lessons that can be applied in the professional world, too, including: Alice in Wonderland: Be Curious. Don't...

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The Face and Voice of Russia's Environmental Conscience

One day Evgenia Chirikova, variously described in news reports as a small businesswoman, homemaker and engineer who lived in the greater Moscow area, decided to take a walk through Khimki Forest with her two young daughters, near their home in the town of Khimki. Contemporary Russian history would never be the same. Chirikova had moved her family to Khimki, on the north side of Moscow, to be...

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How U.S. Cities Boost the Global Economy

Urban areas in the U.S. contribute proportionally more to the nation's economy than any other region in the world, with so-called middleweight cities in particular driving growth. Urbanization is on the rise worldwide, but new research shows that the United States derives more economic benefit from its cities than any other country. As metropolitan areas in the U.S. continue to expand, densely...

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Sustainability Spotlight: Empire State Building Goes Green - and Many Other Colors

New York City's iconic Empire State Building, which has just undergone a green retrofit that earned itself LEED Gold certification, continues to receive additional energy-saving updates. The latest project for the 102-story skyscraper will change the way it lights up the nighttime skyline. Approximately 1,200 newly designed fixtures housing 68,000 LED lights will replace the 400 regular bulbs...

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Studies Show Places in the U.S. that Make the Most of Electric Vehicles

Like a lot of start-ups, electric vehicles hold much promise but have had lots of fits and stops-and-starts (much like some of the old gas-guzzling jalopies we all used to drive, come to think of it.) Just in the past year, we've seen a dangerous fire issue involving the Chevy Volt and General Motors slow down its production and eventually stop the assembly line for the time being due to lack of...

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Worth a Look: Fun Facts about Coffee

Plus: Work Flexibility in Manufacturing, Become a Better Negotiator, Generate Free Publicity, a Child's Sales Advice and Cyber Criminals Target Gas Pipelines. Sometimes the Internet seems like it's gotten too big. To help navigate this sea of information, IMT continues its weekly Wednesday feature that spotlights some of the more interesting, informative and amusing resources that might have...

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