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Massey Offers $3 Million to Families of Killed Coal Miners

May 3, 2010 7:17 am | by TIM HUBER, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Massey Energy Co. is offering $3 million to each of the families of 29 men killed in an explosion at its Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia.

BP to Pay for Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

May 3, 2010 7:10 am | by ALLEN G. BREED and HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press Writers | News | Comments

BP says that it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewing crude for at least another week.

Chip Sales Post Strong Recovery In 1Q

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Semiconductor Industry Association reported that worldwide semiconductor sales were up 58 percent in the first quarter compared to a year ago.

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Buffett: Economy Improves On Manufacturing Recovery

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the American economy is definitely improving with most signs of life coming?from manufacturing businesses.

Hamilton Sundstrand Machinists Approve New Contract

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Machinists union workers at aviation electronics manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract.

Apple iPad Outsells iPhone

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Company says it sold 1 million of its new iPad tablet computers in the month after its launch, meaning it's been selling more than twice as fast as the iPhone did when it was new.

ISM: Manufacturing Sector Leading Economic Recovery

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Private trade group says the U.S. manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest pace in nearly six years, as factories continue to lead the economy's rebound.

Wind energy rescues fading German shipyard

May 3, 2010 6:25 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) - The illustrious history of Germany's century-old Nordseewerke shipyard was heading toward a final unhappy chapter when the global economic crisis throttled demand, dooming one of the region's biggest employers.

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Money to be made in potash, renewables: DWS

May 3, 2010 6:24 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - There is still cash to be reaped from beaten renewable energy stocks, as governments will continue to pump cash into the sector, even after large subsidy cuts, a fund manager at Deutsche Bank asset management arm DWS told Reuters.

Tobacco Battles Burning Out

May 3, 2010 5:45 am | Blogs | Comments

Tobacco companies needs to spend less time fighting social and federal efforts and more time looking for ways to become a positive force in a growing health- and environmentally-conscious global marketplace.

Global CIO: IBM Took 'Goldmine Of Taxpayer Money,' Claims Bureaucrat

May 3, 2010 4:25 am | by InformationWeek | News | Comments

Column about a 10-year IT services deal between Indiana and IBM that Indiana cancelled after 3 years because it felt new systems weren't operating properly and that IBM's progress was too slow.

Eastman Completes Acquisition of Genovique Specialties

May 3, 2010 4:25 am | by Eastman | News | Comments

Eastman Chemical Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Genovique Specialties Corporation, a leading global producer of specialty plasticizers, benzoic acid, and sodium benzoate.

Ocean bacteria can harvest energy from sunlight for survival

May 2, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Bacteria in the ocean can harvest light energy from sunlight to promote survival thanks to a unique photoprotein, according to research by a team of scientists in Sweden and Spain.

New insights into how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation also hints at novel disease treatments

May 2, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Scientists went on a molecular fishing trip and netted a catch of new mediators that not only can explain how omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, but also hint at novel treatments for a host of diseases linked to inflammatory processes.

Lollipops and ice fishing: Molecular rulers used to probe nanopores

May 2, 2010 11:26 pm | by Science Daily | News | Comments

Using a pair of exotic techniques including a molecular-scale version of ice fishing, researchers have developed methods to measure accurately the length of "nanopores," the miniscule channels found in cell membranes. The team's "molecular rulers" could serve as a way to calibrate...

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