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Tiny phone company sells iPhone at discount

April 4, 2012 8:50 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A small Virginia-based cellphone company says it's going to start selling the iPhone, at prices that undercut the big carriers.Ntelos Holdings Corp. says it will sell the basic model of the latest iPhone, the 4S, for $150, $49 less than AT&T, Verizon and Sprint charge. A two-year contract is...

7 hurt when Tampa to Houston jet hits turbulence

April 4, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Five passengers and two flight attendants have been hurt after a flight from Tampa, Fla., to Houston hit severe turbulence over Louisiana.Houston Airport Systems spokeswoman Darian Ward says the United Airlines flight landed safely in Houston early Wednesday. She says at least three people were...

GTx sends FDA information on prostate drug

April 4, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GTx Inc. said Wednesday that it is starting discussions with the Food and Drug Administration about resuming trials of its experimental prostate cancer drug Capesaris.GTx said it wants to test lower doses of Capesaris as a secondary hormonal treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Previously it...


Bill Nye: The City of the Future

April 4, 2012 7:42 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Bill Nye, the science guy, describes what the ideal city of the future would look like.  

Apple Files Plan to Build Silent Power Plant

April 4, 2012 7:29 am | by The Associated Pres | News | Comments

Apple has filed plans with the N.C. Utilities Commission to build what is being touted as the nation's largest private fuel cell energy project, a silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen.  

Former Volvo Executives Convicted of Iraq Bribes

April 4, 2012 7:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two former executives at AB Volvo's construction equipment unit have been convicted of violating U.N. sanctions during Saddam Hussein's regime.  

Viasystems Group buying DDi for $268 million

April 4, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Viasystems Group Inc., which makes printed circuit boards and other products, is buying electronics manufacturing services provider DDi Corp. for $268 million in order to strengthen its position in the printed circuit boards industry.St. Louis-based Viasystems said Wednesday that it will pay...

Rocket with secret payload launches from Calif.

April 4, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A rocket carrying a top-secret payload blasted off Tuesday from the California coast.The Delta IV rocket lifted off at 4:12 p.m. from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles."We've just seen the successful liftoff" of the...


Key revenue figure falls 6.8 pct for Walgreen

April 4, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Tuesday monthly revenue from stores open at least a year slid again in March, due mainly to its split with pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc.The largest U.S. drugstore chain said the revenue metric dropped 6.8 percent last month, including an...

Williams Partners prices public offering of units

April 4, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pipeline operator Williams Partners LP on Wednesday priced its public offering of 10 million common units representing limited-partner interests at $54.56 per unit.That represented a 3.1 percent discount to the company's closing stock price Tuesday of $56.30 per share.Williams units fell $2.12,...

Marathon Oil pledges $1 million to UW

April 4, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Marathon Oil Corp. has announced a $1 million donation to the University of Wyoming for energy related academic and research programs.The state will match the gift with $1 million of its own to bring the total contribution to $2 million.The money will support research into the extraction of...

General Dynamics names EVP of marine systems

April 4, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics named John Casey as executive vice president of its marine systems group Wednesday.Casey, 57, joined the defense contractor in 1979 and currently serves as president of its electric boat business. He succeeds Phebe Novakovic, who was elected president and chief operating...

Boeing Delivers Air France's 60th 777 Passenger Jetliner

April 4, 2012 6:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

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New Boeing 747-8 Freighter Hits High Marks with Six Months in Service

April 4, 2012 6:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

World's most efficient large cargo airplane is performing at high levels of reliability, efficiency and environmental performance EVERETT, Wash., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter reaches six months in service this month, and the airplane is setting...

Wombs with a View: The Impact of Ultrasonic Imaging on Abortion

April 4, 2012 6:20 am | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 legalizing abortion, ultrasonic imaging of the human body was still largely in its early research stages.


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