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Hired in 1958 as a 'computer,' Sue Finley talks about her long career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

LOS ANGELES – Sue Finley, 80, has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory outside Los Angeles for more than 50 years. She was first hired in 1958 as a "computer," an employee who calculated mathematical equations, such as rocket or spacecraft trajectories, by hand. She has worked on a number of projects throughout her career, including the Venus Balloon Project, Mars Exploration Rover missions and the Juno mission. Today, she is a subsystem and test engineer for NASA's Deep Space Network.

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How a small-town guy learned to lead a global company

PHILADELPHIA – These days, Terrence R. Curtin, 49, travels around the world, leading a global, $12.2 billion highly technical company, TE Connectivity Ltd. That's a lot of globe-trotting for a guy who grew up in Reading, Pa., didn't even leave town to go to college, and still doesn't live too far from his elementary school.

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How tape revealed how businesses can grow

PITTSBURGH – For a few years in the late-1980s, Gary Giallonardo's job was making sure the adhesive materials, fasteners and warning labels used in cars and trucks were approved by major automakers like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. A new tape system, for example, had to stick just right to the polypropylene plastic of a car's interior.

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