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Washington, Havana talk about oil spill risk to Cuba

May 19, 2010 7:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

MIAMI (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba, close neighbors but ideological foes, are talking about the potential risks from a huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill that forecasters say could be carried to Cuban shores by strong ocean currents.

Heavy oil hits Louisiana shore

May 19, 2010 7:24 pm | by Reuters | Comments

VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - The first heavy oil from a giant Gulf of Mexico spill sloshed ashore in fragile Louisiana marshlands on Wednesday and part of the mess entered a powerful current that could carry it to Florida and beyond.

Applied Materials Swings to Profit on Strong Revenue

May 19, 2010 2:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Applied Materials swung to a profit on revenue that more than doubled, providing more evidence of a surge in manufacturing of semiconductors and displays.

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BioBusiness Alliance, Canadian Light Source Synchrotron Sign Agreement

May 19, 2010 2:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Canadian Light Source, Inc. ) Bringing the power of synchrotron light to Minnesota's academic and industrial life science researchers is the aim of a Memorandum of Agreement signed today between the BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota and Canada's national synchrotron facility, the...

Execs View Telehealth As Game Changer

May 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by InformationWeek | Comments

Telehealth will transform healthcare, but reimbursement models, fear of technology are barriers to adoption, study shows.

Vicor Technologies Announces Results Of PD2i Analysis Of MUSIC Trial Data

May 19, 2010 1:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Vicor Technologies, Inc. ) The initial results of analysis of data from the Merte Subita en Insufficiencia Cardiaca Trial using Vicor Technologies' PD2i algorithm and software is that the PD2i is predictive of total mortality, cardiac death, and heart failure death in patients with...

Hospira Extends Tender Offer For Javelin Pharma

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Drug and medical device maker said it has extended its $145 million tender offer for Javelin Pharmaceuticals, citing unsatisfied conditions of the buyout.

Hershey Sues Williams-Sonoma Over Baking Pan

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Pennsylvania-based company is suing Williams-Sonoma over the shape of a brownie pan Hershey says 'embodies and mimics' its candy bar design.

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Novartis To Pay $250M In Damages

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Jury that found Novartis discriminated against women by paying them less, promoting fewer of them and allowing a hostile workplace awarded $250 million in damages.

Hormel Foods' 2Q Net Income Falls On Costs

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Maker of Spam and Hormel chili products posted 3 percent drop in net income as it endured higher meat costs in its grocery segment, which hurt margins.

Toyota Exec: Don't Blame Electronics

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker's top U.S. sales executive plans to tell Congress that Toyota believes faulty electronics are not to blame for unintended accelerations in its vehicles.

SME Lean Book Author Honored with The Shingo Prize

May 19, 2010 11:24 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2010 — A long-time advocate of lean practices, Society of Manufacturing Engineers member and author, Mark Hamel has been awarded The Shingo Prize Research & Professional Publication Award for the Kaizen Event Fieldbook .

New Products Are the Focus at EASTEC as Manufacturers Leave Recession Woes Behind

May 19, 2010 11:24 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 19, 2010 — New data released by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) suggests that manufacturers are returning to EASTEC with one thing on their minds: new products. An SME survey of pre-registrants indicated that the majority of 12,000 expected...

Detection Of Potentially Deadly Atrial Fibrillation Dramatically Improved By New Algorithm

May 19, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Worcester Polytechnic Institute ) An algorithm developed by a researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in partnership with the ScottCare Corporation, makes it possible for a new heart monitoring system to detect incidents of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of...

High prevalence of depression after traumatic brain injury, study finds

May 19, 2010 10:23 am | by Science Daily | Comments

During the year following hospitalization for a traumatic brain injury, a majority of patients experienced major depression, according to a new study.

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