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Toyota sold 4.97 million vehicles in first half

July 24, 2012 9:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota says it sold 4.97 million vehicles globally for the first six months of this year, a strong result that could see the Japanese automaker regain its crown as the world's top automaker from General Motors Co.Toyota Motor Corp. has rebounded from a period of dismal sales. Its production was...

Philippine ex-leader gets bail ruling, still held

July 24, 2012 9:50 pm | by OLIVER TEVES - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Philippine court on Wednesday granted bail to former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on election sabotage charges after a judge cast doubt on the evidence against her. But she is unlikely to leave detention immediately because of a pending corruption case.Lawyers for Arroyo immediately...

European regulators eye Google antitrust truce

July 24, 2012 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European regulators say they are encouraged by recent negotiations with Google aimed at settling an antitrust investigation into the company's business practices.Tuesday's statement from the European Commission comes three weeks after Google Inc. submitted a list of changes that it's willing to...

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New Mac Operating System Goes on Sale Wednesday

July 24, 2012 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. will release its new operating system for Mac computers on Wednesday, with features borrowed from mobile devices and a tighter integration with online file storage.Dubbed Mountain Lion, the new software narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal...

AA ending leaves for 400 flight attendants

July 24, 2012 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American Airlines thought it had more flight attendants than it needed in February, so it wanted to furlough 500 of them.Eventually no layoffs were needed because so many attendants took voluntary one-year leaves of absence — more than 400 of them.Now American needs them back on the job.The...

Novavax delays testing on flu vaccine

July 24, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Novavax Inc. said Tuesday that the next mid-stage trial of its influenza vaccine will be delayed until 2013. The trial had been expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year.The company announced preliminary results from mid-stage testing of an experimental vaccine designed to protect...

Sarepta surges on new muscular dystrophy drug data

July 24, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. said Tuesday that its experimental muscular dystrophy drug eteplirsen met its goal in an extension study, and shares of the company more than doubled in value.Sarepta said the drug helped patients keep their : in the trial, patients who were treated with one of two...

Congress Eyes Probe into Army Program

July 24, 2012 2:50 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor - Associated Press | News | Comments

Congress is poised to launch an investigation into why Army leaders have resisted requests to provide battlefield units with a specific computer program that helps troops locate and clear roadside bombs.The software program, the Palantir System, is being used by some units in Afghanistan, but...

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New operating system for Macs go on sale Wednesday

July 24, 2012 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. will release its new operating system for Mac computers on Wednesday, with features borrowed from mobile devices and a tighter integration with online file storage.Dubbed Mountain Lion, the new software narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal...

APNewsBreak: Lead found at SC asphalt plant site

July 24, 2012 1:50 pm | by MEG KINNARD - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

South Carolina health and environmental officials said Tuesday they have alerted federal authorities after finding elevated levels of arsenic and lead at a Columbia asphalt plant site.Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton told The Associated Press on...

GM Pledges $833M Investment in Canada Through 2016

July 24, 2012 1:50 pm | by Tom Krisher - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it plans to invest $833 million in Canada for research and development.The company says it began spending the money in 2009 and will continue to invest until 2016. Much of the money will go to a research center in Oshawa, Ontario.GM didn't say how many jobs the investment...

TTI Releases Android App for Mobile Devices

July 24, 2012 1:25 pm | by TTI | News | Comments

TTI has announced the new TTI Android App is now available for free download on Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

DC-DC Solution Selector

July 24, 2012 1:21 pm | by Vicor | News | Comments

Vicor has created a new DC-DC Selection tool that enables engineers to quickly find the proper DC-DC converter in one of many form factors 

Fossil hires 2, promotes 1 on leadership team

July 24, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Watch and accessories company Fossil Inc. on Tuesday announced two additions and a promotion among its executive ranks.The Richardson, Texas-based company said Tom Kennedy was promoted to executive vice president; he had been a senior vice president in the company's retail division since 2009....

GM Canada to spend $832 million in R & D in Ontario

July 24, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Canada says it will invest $850 million Canadian ($832 million) in Canadian research and development at its complex in Ontario as part of its obligations under the 2009 auto industry bailout.The investment will focus on environmental technologies and reducing vehicle weight, GM...

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