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‘Made in America’ Makes Comeback as Gas, Labor Costs Fall

The U.S. is well positioned to dodge the increase in labor costs many developed nations have seen and that might help fuel a rebound in American manufacturing jobs through 2020, according to the Boston Consulting Group.<p>The U.S. has been enjoying some of the biggest gains in exports over the last …

Android vs. iOS: The green robot wins on app downloads (but not revenue)

Here’s a fun fact for mobile developers: As of the past three months, Android is the best place to angle for more app downloads.<p>According to the App Annie Market Index, Q2 2013 metrics show that Android beats iOS by 10 percent in number of applications downloaded.<p>However, Apple’s App Store still …

ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 review: a budget tablet that punches above its weight

To some extent, ASUS is a victim of its own success: it gave the budget tablet category a boost with the original Nexus 7, and it now faces a legion of competitors in that space. The company is taking a two-step approach to maintaining its relevance. The new Nexus 7 tackles the higher end, with …

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Test Drive

Chock full of the finer things in life, the newest generation of the S-Class comes to America this fall.<p><b>On-Sale Date</b>: Fall 2013<p><b>Price (est.)</b>: $95,000<p><b>Competitors</b>: Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS, Jaguar XJ, Maserati Quattroporte<p><b>Powertrains</b>: twin-turbocharged 4.6-liter V-8; 455 hp, 516 lb-ft; 7-speed …