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Senate Democrats turn focus to Gulf spill response

July 23, 2010 2:26 pm | by | News | Comments

Senate Democrats hope to pass a narrow energy bill next week that responds to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and takes steps to improve energy efficiency, after abandoning plans for a sweeping measure that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

United Technologies 2Q net income rises

July 23, 2010 2:26 pm | by | News | Comments

United Technologies Corp. said Wednesday that its second-quarter profit jumped nearly 14 percent and revenue rose for the first time in nearly two years as aerospace and refrigerated transportation orders improved.The parent company of jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, Otis...

Earnings Preview: United States Steel

July 23, 2010 2:26 pm | by | News | Comments

United States Steel Corp. releases second-quarter results Tuesday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Signs of whether slowing global economic growth is affecting the Pittsburgh manufacturer's performance.U.S. Steel is poised to post a profit, with improving demand in industrial...


Applied Materials to cut up to 500 jobs

July 23, 2010 2:25 pm | by | News | Comments

Applied Materials will cut between 400 and 500 jobs in its energy and environmental division, the company said Wednesday, with the goal of making it profitable by next year.The Santa Clara, Calif., company provides technology used by solar panel and semiconductor manufacturers. It will...

India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer

July 23, 2010 2:25 pm | by | News | Comments

It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux operating system-based computer would be the latest in a...

Investigations Into Unintended Acceleration Should Include Engineers

July 23, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

( IEEE-USA ) Because of the electronic complexity of modern passenger vehicles, investigations into sudden, unintended acceleration should draw upon the expertise of a broad array of electrical, electronics and software engineers and computer professionals.

Couche-Tard pays its 'independent' director nominees for Casey's board US$20,000

July 23, 2010 2:13 pm | by Ross Marowits-Associated Press | News | Comments

Alimentation Couche-Tard is paying each of its "independent" nominees to the board of takeover target Casey's General Stores more than US$20,000, the Canadian convenience store chain said in a preliminary proxy filed with U.S. regulators.The nine candidates will get the one-time payment and...

Inter Parfums 2nd-quarter net revenue jumps

July 23, 2010 12:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Inter Parfums Inc., which makes perfumes and cosmetics, said Friday second-quarter revenue rose 22 percent to $107.8 million, spurred by growth in the U.S.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, on average, predicted revenue of $95.2 million. In the prior-year quarter, revenue totaled $88.6...


Tropical Storm Bonnie bears down on Florida

July 23, 2010 11:27 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Bonnie barreled toward south Florida on Friday on a track that was expected to take it over the site of BP Plc's massive oil spill in the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico by Saturday afternoon.

Innovation: A real live Grand Prix in your living room

July 23, 2010 11:24 am | by New Scientist | News | Comments

Two systems now on the starter's grid will allow gamers to compete against real-world professional drivers in real time are

Wireless HD Technology Developing Slowly

July 23, 2010 11:24 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Wireless home digital interface and wireless gigabit are "the next frontier in consumer electronic connectivity" but chip vendors remain focused on creating and updating specs according to In-Stat.

Ore. wind developers work with environmentalists

July 23, 2010 11:13 am | by NATHALIE WEINSTEINAssociated Press | News | Comments

When Pacific Wind Power, a Central Oregon company, decided to build a wind farm 30 miles east of Bend, the father-daughter team developing the project knew it would face opposition from local environmental groups eager to preserve the desert landscape.But rather than wait for petitions and...

An Exclusive Differential pH Sensor

July 23, 2010 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa recently announced that its SC24V differential pH sensor is now available for measuring brine solutions, and applications as diverse as electrolysis processes and cheese manufacturing.

Maine Base To Become Aircraft Manufacturing Plant

July 23, 2010 10:25 am | by | News | Comments

Newly formed Kestrel Aircraft plans to start an aircraft manufacturing operation at Maine's Brunswick Naval Air Station after the base closes, creating up to 300 jobs.

Earnings schedule for week of 7/26/10

July 23, 2010 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayGREENSBORO, N.C. — Lorillard Inc. releases quarterly financial results.TuesdayHARTFORD, Conn. — Aetna Inc. releases quarterly financial results.NEW YORK — CIT Group Inc. releases quarterly financial...


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