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HP To Cut 9,000 Jobs

June 1, 2010 8:29 am | by | Comments

Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday it will cut about 9,000 jobs and take $1 billion in charges over three years as it creates fully...

BP Accepts WA Refinery Citation

June 1, 2010 7:48 am | Comments

The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries says the BP Cherry Point petroleum refinery will not appeal a citation issued earlier this month for 13 safety violations.

J & J Unit Buys Lung Disease Drug Maker RespiVert

June 1, 2010 7:45 am | Comments

Johnson & Johnson's Centocor Ortho Biotech unit bought RespiVert Ltd., a company developing treatments for asthma and other lung diseases.


BP Prepares Next Fix After 'Top-Kill' Failure

June 1, 2010 7:35 am | by BEN NUCKOLS & JANE WARDELL, Associated Press Writers | Comments

BP is using floating hotels to accommodate cleanup workers while it prepares to saw through the leaking pipe and cap it.

Copper Nanowires Enable Bendable Displays And Solar Cells

June 1, 2010 7:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Duke University ) A team of Duke University chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity. The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for thin-film solar cells, flat-screen TVs and computers, and flexible displays.

Doping Graphene

June 1, 2010 7:29 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Physical Society ) A dopant common in building conventional electronics looks promising for making components out of carbon sheets only one atom thick.

NOAA Selects University Of Miami To Lead Major Southeastern US Cooperative Institute

June 1, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science ) NOAA today announced its selection of the University of Miami to continue to lead its partnership with the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies. Total funding over the coming 5 years will be...

NTU's Wee Kim Wee School Of Communication To Host International Communication Association Conference

June 1, 2010 7:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Nanyang Technological University ) Nanyang Technological University?s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information will be hosting the annual conference of the prestigious International Communication Association, the largest association of its kind in the world, from June...


Dayton Developing Natural Foods Processing Park

June 1, 2010 6:53 am | by KEVIN MCCULLEN, Associated Press Writer | Comments

A proposed food-processing park for artisan, natural and sustainable foods could employ up to 300 workers.  

Taiwan's AsusTek Enters Tablet Computer Market

June 1, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

AsusTek Computer joins several manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices following Apple's launch of the iPad.

Dacia-Renault Gets New Austrian Distributor

June 1, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Austrian vehicle distribution company Hoedlmayr International AG says it has signed a deal to distribute 56,000 cars for French-Romanian automaker Dacia-Renault.

Midwest Economy Continues Recovery

June 1, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

In a report released Tuesday, the May Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region rose for the sixth month in a row, to 64.2 in May from 61.7 in April.

ISM: U.S. Manufacturing Expands In May

June 1, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

Private trade group says its manufacturing index fell to 59.7 in May from 60.4 in April, but the reading still indicates that the sector expanded for?10th consecutive month.

Chemical Companies Cleared of Intensifying Katrina

June 1, 2010 6:28 am | by | Comments

A federal court dismissed allegations that greenhouse gas emissions from energy and chemical companies contributed to global warming, caused sea levels to rise and added to the intensity of Hurricane Katrina.

TU Delft And MI Labs Merge PET And SPECT Biomedical Imaging Techniques And Increase Resolution

June 1, 2010 6:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Delft University of Technology ) TU Delft and Molecular Imaging Labs (MI Labs) have succeeded in combining two forms of medical imaging techniques (microPET and microSPECT) into one piece of equipment. These techniques can be performed simultaneously and give a higher resolution...


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