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Political tension in Bangladesh is squeezing its $22-billion garment industry. Orders from global retailers have dropped, as they worry about unrest and disruptions to supply chains. Michaela Cabrera reports.

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Health Becomes a Big Focus at the NY Consumer Electronics Show

Health Becomes a Big Focus at the NY Consumer Electronics Show

TheStreet (June 26, 2014) — Technology is being applied to a wide variety of health applications for consumer devices. At the New York consumer electronics show, several companies had unique ways to measure health (good) or measure bacteria (bad) or just improve classic products. Like the The ISSA toothbrush which is made of silicone bristles and is more hygienic with a chargeable battery. TheStreet also checked out the Hexoskin, which is a workout garment that tracks body metrics. Worried about the safety of your food? There is the Penguin from BioSensor Laboratories, a mini lab that tells you if it's safe. Video provided by TheStreet
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Firms Eye Power Generation in Post-Fukushima Japan

Firms Eye Power Generation in Post-Fukushima Japan

AFP (Oct. 20, 2013) — In Japan's northeast, an area battered by the 2011 tsunami, factories are producing their own electricity and are ready to share it in the event of another major disaster.
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Robots Arrive on the Farm, Replace Human Hands

Robots Arrive on the Farm, Replace Human Hands

AP (July 15, 2013) — Robots and computers are already replacing workers in factories and offices. Now engineers are developing intelligent machines to do farm work and help ease a worsening labor shortage on American farms.
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Power Consumption to Rebound

Power Consumption to Rebound

Xinhua News Agency (Oct. 31, 2012) — China's power consumption is expected to rise by 4 to 6 percent year-on -year in the fourth quarter, suggesting the world's second largest economy is stabilizing. The government forecast comes despite the country's power consumption slowing in September, after factories saw weaker increases, amid falling global demand.
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