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Beyond Tang And Teflon: Witnesses Highlight Nasa-Derived Technologies That Save Lives And Fuel Economic Growth

July 12, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Thousands fall victim to utility payment scam

July 12, 2012 11:50 am | by SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

As much as President Barack Obama wants your vote, he's not actually offering to pay your monthly bills.But thousands of Americans have been persuaded otherwise, falling victim to a fast-moving scam that claims to be part of an Obama administration program to help pay utility bills in the midst...

Opel CEO Stracke Resigns in Middle of Turnaround

July 12, 2012 11:50 am | by DAVID McHUGH - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

The CEO of General Motors' loss-making European business abruptly stepped down on Thursday, a sign that the automaker's top management wants to speed up what has been a slow-moving restructuring plan.Karl-Friedrich Stracke stepped down just two weeks after presenting a new plan to rebuild the...

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NBC launches 2 apps to watch the Olympics

July 12, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NBC is launching two mobile apps that will let people watch Olympics events as they happen, look up athlete profiles and access other extra content on their iPads, iPhones and certain Android devices.NBC says most of the content will be available only to pay-TV subscribers who have MSBC and...

FDA plans database for identifying foodborne germs

July 12, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration plans to create a database of 100,000 foodborne germs in an effort to speed up the government's response to outbreaks of salmonella, E. coli and other food-related diseases.The five-year effort aims to sequence the genetic code of the most common foodborne...

Equity Briefing : GNOM, AFFY and MRK are Notable Gainers in Healthcare

July 12, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Major U.S. stock indices pared most of its early losses and now trading near to session high after ending sharply lower in yesterday's session as few Few Fed officials thought of another round of quantitative easing. There are several healthcare stocks which are showing notable headlines in today's...

Valence Technology files for bankruptcy protection

July 12, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Battery maker Valence Technology Inc. said Thursday that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, in hopes of boosting its liquidity and refocusing itself on its core lithium phosphate markets.The company, based in Austin, Texas, makes lithium phosphate batteries are used by a variety of...

Elastic Conductors Using Silver Nanowires

July 12, 2012 9:15 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed highly conductive and elastic conductors made from silver nanoscale wires.

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Smart Materials get SMARTer

July 12, 2012 9:11 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Few synthetic materials are able to mimic the human body's ability to regulate itself—until now.

Range Resources says 2Q production up 42 percent

July 12, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Independent oil and natural gas producer Range Resources Corp. said Thursday that natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil production rose 42 percent in the second quarter, while its average price fell.Overall volumes averaged 719.3 million cubic feet equivalent net per day for the...

BP Agrees to Pay $13M for Texas Refinery Penalties

July 12, 2012 8:50 am | by SAM HANANEL - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil giant BP has agreed to pay $13 million to settle charges of failing to fix safety violations at its Texas City oil refinery after a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers.The settlement announced Thursday is the latest move toward resolving hundreds of violations at the plant alleged by the...

SOS Call for Historic Ocean Liner Docked in Philly

July 12, 2012 8:40 am | by Joann Loviglio, Associated Press | News | Comments

Caretakers for the SS United States, the legendary ocean liner moored on the Delaware River since 1996, are renewing and expanding their emergency distress call for the beleaguered piece of American maritime history.  

Product Design Show: 360 Degree Camera

July 12, 2012 8:37 am | by Engineering.com | Videos | Comments

Vince and Allison show the egg shaped Tamaggo, a soon-to-be-released camera whose unusual 360 degree image created unique design challenges.  

Indonesia, South Africa, and Vietnam Ranked Top Emerging Markets after BRIC

July 12, 2012 8:27 am | by Global Intelligence Alliance | News | Comments

According to the Business Perspectives on Emerging Markets 2012-2017 Report by Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA), Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) will retain their leading positions as the worlds’ top emerging markets for 2012-2017.

Walgreen names former McDonald's CEO as chairman

July 12, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug store chain Walgreen Co. on Thursday named former McDonald's CEO James Skinner as its new non-executive chairman.Skinner, a Walgreen board member since 2005, will succeed Al McNally, who will continue to serve on the board. McNally, 66, joined the board in 1999 and became non-executive...

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