Air Europa has placed an order for 14 additional Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, valued at $3.6bn, taking its total order of the widebody aircraft to 22. Ford has opened a new R&D center in Palo Alto with the aim of accelerating the company’s innovation in connectivity, autonomous vehicles and big data. Microsoft has unveiled its latest operating system, Windows 10, which the company said will offer a wide range of experiences designed to usher in a new era of more personal computing including holograms. Honeywell, the Fortune 100 diversified technology manufacturer, today announced its fourth quarter and full-year results for 2014 with revenues up 3% to $40.3bn and profit up 2% to $2.915bn. Rogers Corporation (“Rogers”), a global engineered materials solutions provider, has acquired Arlon from Handy & Harman for approximately $157m. The Philips Foundation has formed global innovation partnerships with UNICEF and the Red Cross to drive innovation through technology. 3D printing and additive manufacturing company Stratasys is paving the way in producing technology that has the ability to dramatically reduce manufacturing lead times. It might seem hard for Xtrac to match its 30th anniversary achievements, yet the UK’s Manufacturer of the Year, managed by the UK’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Peter Digby, has had an impressive start to the 2015 motorsport season with the launch of its most cost effective rally transmission to date. "The verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works." Possibly the most poignant words of President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address which has put tax dodging corporations clearly in the US government's crosshairs and education at the heart of a plan to improve the lives of millions of Americans. Ryan Lance, the CEO of oil and gas exploration and production company ConocoPhillips, last week told policy makers that US crude oil production is nearing surplus and the country should lift its crude oil export ban.