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Google search engine Chrome strives for simplicity

Factory orders rose more than expected in July.

The gain was led by surging demand for commercial aircraft as well as heavy machinery, iron and steel.

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Ford is reporting its August sales dropped more than 26%.

The automaker says high gas prices and economic woes continued to batter the industry.

Ford also doesn't expect a sales rebound in the second half of the year, and plans to cut 50,000 more vehicles from its production plan.

The decline in sales was expected by industry analysts.  Ford said its Ford, LIncoln, and Mercury car sales dropped nearly 9% while truck sales were off more than 32%.

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Google isn't just a search engine anymore.  The company has released its own web brower called Chrome.

It's launching in over one hundred countries in 43 languages.  The company says its goal is to make it simple but powerful.

Chrome resembles Google's homepage in its simplicity.  It emphasizes using tabs, which help you have more than one website running at once that you can flip back and forth between.

That's not new, but Chrome is the first browser in which one tab crashing does not bring the others down, as well.

You search the web right in the address bar.  And you can set up Chrome to bring up your favorite sites immediately upon launching.

A privacy feature called "Incognito" lets you surf without the sites you go to appearing in your browser history.

Mac users have to wait -- Chrome doesn't work on that platform yet, but Google says that feature should arrive soon.

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In a time when airlines are looking for ways to save money, United Airlines will not charge for meals on its flights to Europe.

The nation's second largest carrier has reversed a plan to charge for coach-class meals on those flights.

That's because United says it got bad reactions from customers.

But starting October 1st, it will begin serving cold sandwiches or snack boxes instead of hot meals to business class customers on about 16 domestic flights a day.

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