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Lawmaker Calls For Probe Into Alcohol-Energy Drinks

July 12, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

Federal Trade Commission urged to investigate?marketing of flavored alcoholic beverages with caffeine that appear to be explicitly designed to attract underage drinkers.

Manufacturer's Maple Bats Making Inroads In MLB

July 12, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

BWP Bats LLC, which produces about 40,000 bats a year and has annual sales of about $4 million, makes up about 10 percent of the major league market and is intent on growing.

BP Attempts To Attach Oil Cap

July 12, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

Oil company stressed that once the cap is in place, it will take days to know whether it can withstand the pressure of the erupting oil and feed it through pipes to surface ships.


UAW's King, Jesse Jackson Urge U.S. Job Creation

July 12, 2010 7:26 am | by | Comments

United Auto Workers president Bob King and?Rev. Jesse Jackson?kicking off?new campaign in Detroit focusing on job...

Technological Arrogance Behind Oil Spill

July 12, 2010 6:43 am | Comments

The common thread for disasters often is technological arrogance — the belief by those in charge that they're the experts, and that they know what they're doing is safe.

Software Automatically Prompts Users to Encrypt Sensitive Information

July 12, 2010 6:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments () —Enterprise Information Resources Inc. ( today announced that Rwiz@, an intuitive Oracle/PeopleSoft reporting tool, makes it easier for HR and IT to protect sensitive information as defined by the requirements of the Massachusetts...

Avon buys Silpada for $650 million

July 12, 2010 6:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Avon Products Inc., a direct seller of beauty products, agreed to buy Silpada Designs for at least $650 million in an effort to expand its jewelry business, the company said Monday.Silpada is a direct seller of sterling silver jewelry in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Its headquarters are in...

EU carbon barely moves as prices seek direction

July 12, 2010 5:26 am | by Reuters | Comments

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures were barely changed in Monday's early trade, as prices sought direction, traders said.


Africa's national parks not working properly

July 12, 2010 5:26 am | by Natural Environment Research Council | Comments

Africa's national parks aren't protecting the animals they were set up for anywhere near as well as they're supposed to, report scientists. Numbers of zebras, giraffes, lions and other large mammals have plummeted by a staggering 59 per cent across the continent's national parks since the...

New Book Explores The Fascinating History Behind The Elements In The Periodic Table

July 12, 2010 5:25 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Little, Brown and Company ) The periodic table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in "The Disappearing Spoon" follow carbon, neon,...

Weyerhaeuser To Hold Special Dividend Conference Call

July 12, 2010 4:25 am | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) will hold a live conference call at 5:30 a.m. Pacific (8:30 a.m. Eastern) on July 12 to discuss announcement of the company’s special dividend. To access the conference call from within North America, dial (877) 296-9413 (access code – 84047456) at least...

Sarkozy faces French amid scandal tied to heiress

July 12, 2010 1:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is going on national television amid a scandal involving the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune that has rocked his government.The affair has helped diminish Sarkozy's already low popularity, with barely a quarter of the population approving of his governance.The...

Weyerhaeuser Declares Special Dividend, Marks Milestone in Planned REIT Conversion

July 11, 2010 9:25 pm | by Weyerhaeuser | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the board of directors has declared a special dividend of $5.6 billion. This marks a major milestone in the company’s plan to convert to a real estate investment trust (REIT) by distributing its earnings and profits to shareholders. The...

Mexican Salamander Helps Uncover Mysteries Of Stem Cells And Evolution

July 11, 2010 7:25 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council ) Dr. Andrew Johnson is speaking today at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual conference. He and his team from the University of Nottingham have been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the...

BP sees progress on new oil containment system

July 11, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc said on Sunday it is making progress on a new system to capture almost all the oil spewing from its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico and a relief well could finally plug the leak by early to mid-August.


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