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FDA to Re-Examine Safety of Metal Hips

March 29, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration will hold a two-day meeting in June to discuss growing safety concerns about metal-on-metal hip replacements, which recent studies suggest are more likely to fail than traditional plastic hips.Metal hip joints have been under scrutiny due to reports of pain and...

French nuclear physicist in terror trial

March 29, 2012 11:50 am | by INGRID ROUSSEAU - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

An Algerian-born former nuclear physicist accused of plotting with al-Qaida's north African arm to attack a French military base or economic interests went on trial Thursday, insisting he never took any step toward carrying out terrorism — and simply exchanged ideas online.Adlene Hicheur, 35,...

Sony Pictures head Lynton to oversee US operations

March 29, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. says that Michael Lynton, the chairman of movie studio Sony Pictures, will be promoted to chief executive of all of Sony's operations in the U.S.Lynton will continue to head Sony Pictures along with co-chairman Amy Pascal.Nicole Seligman, Sony's general counsel, will become president...

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Bright Future for Global Composites Business

March 29, 2012 11:45 am | by PD&D Editorial Staff | News | Comments

The future of yarns in the composite business is really exciting right now. Companies are looking for materials that are lighter, stronger, and stiffer.

Forest Labs says FDA extended review of lung drug

March 29, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Forest Laboratories Inc. said Thursday that regulators will take another three months to review its drug disease drug candidate aclidinium.Forest said the Food and Drug Administration now expects to make a decision on aclidinium in July instead of April. The company did not give a reason for...

Red Hat's red-hot shares climb to 12-year high

March 29, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Red Hat is red hot. The software maker's shares are up 19 percent Thursday, hitting a 12-year high, after an earnings report that highlighted how much Red Hat is benefiting from a shift in the way big companies meet their technological needs.The stock is surging $9.69 to $61.08 in afternoon...

Govt loses about $49M on sale of small bank stocks

March 29, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government has lost roughly $50 million on its sale of stock in six small banks bailed out in the 2008 financial crisis. But the Treasury Department says the three-year investment was profitable after counting dividends and investments.The department said Thursday it received $362 million...

Clicking through the wild west of video-on-demand

March 29, 2012 10:50 am | by JAKE COYLE - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Stealthily populating itself on TV menus, video-on-demand has quietly seeped into our homes, remaking movie distribution with little fanfare.Once an afterthought, VOD has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, reoriented release strategy and been seen as a panacea to an independent film...

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Weight-Sensing Electric Skateboard Goes 17 mph

March 29, 2012 10:38 am | by PDD Broadcast Crew | Videos | Comments

ZBoard has weight-sensing variable footpads and the harder you lean, the faster you go … up to 17 mph with a 10 mile range per charge.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers to Feature Prodrive

March 29, 2012 10:20 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | News | Comments

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced details about Prodrive's development of the MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car (WRC) and a keynote presentation to be given by Paul Doe at the RAPID 2012 Conference & Exposition Conference and Exposition

AVX Ships Conflict-Free Capacitors to Motorola Solutions

March 29, 2012 10:07 am | by AVX Corporation | News | Comments

AVX Corporation has shipped the world’s first tantalum products manufactured from validated conflict-free tantalite ore mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Motorola Solutions.      

S-1 HM Glass Fibers Increase Transmission Capacity

March 29, 2012 10:01 am | by AmpStar | News | Comments

When AmpStar wanted to produce a high-heat, low-sag alternative to conventional transmission cables, it chose S-1 HM glass fibers from AGY for the high-strength composite core of its new composite reinforced aluminum conductor (CRAC).

aPriori to Speed RFQ Response Time and Drive New Business for Sertec

March 29, 2012 9:53 am | by aPriori | News | Comments

aPriori  ( London, UK) has announced that automotive  parts specialist Sertec has adopted the aPriori software platform to deliver more rapid, accurate and detailed responses to manufacturer requests for quotations (RFQs).

Express Scripts faces lawsuit over $29B Medco deal

March 29, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An alliance of drugstores and community pharmacists is suing to stop Express Scripts' $29 billion takeover of Medco Health Solutions, a deal they fear would create a giant pharmacy benefits manager with too much leverage and market share.The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the...

Air New Zealand orders 2 more 787s

March 29, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Air New Zealand has ordered two more Boeing 787s, boosting the airline's order book for those planes to 10.Air New Zealand's other eight orders are for the 787-9, a larger variant of the plane. Boeing didn't specify which version it sold to the airline for the new orders.List prices on the...

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