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Delta to take Southwest's 717s

May 22, 2012 8:50 am | by JOSHUA FREED - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines is adding a new plane to its fleet. It's taking the Boeing 717s that Southwest Airlines got when it bought AirTran.Delta said it will start leasing the 717s next year as long as its pilots approve a new labor contract.Until it bought AirTran, Southwest only flew Boeing 737s....

Methane reported in 2 northern Pa. water wells

May 22, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State environmental regulators say methane had to be vented from a pair of private drinking wells near a northern Pennsylvania natural gas drilling well.The Department of Environmental Protection says gas bubbling has also been reported in wetlands near the homes in LeRoy Township, Bradford...

Cree CFO Kurtzweil leaves for Extreme Networks

May 22, 2012 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Light-emitting diode products maker Cree Inc. said John Kurtzweil has resigned as its chief financial officer to join ethernet networking technology company Extreme Networks Inc.Cree said Kurtzweil wanted to take a more active role at a smaller company. Michael McDevitt will be Cree's interim...

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Fi-Streem Water Storage

May 22, 2012 8:08 am | by LabStrong | Product Releases | Comments

LabStrong (Dubuque, IA) has expanded the Fi-Streem line of distillation accessories to include additional storage carboys and a distribution accessory.

CMOS 1A Voltage Regulator

May 22, 2012 8:05 am | by Seiko Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Based on CMOS technology, the S-13A1 Series from Seiko Instruments (Torrance, CA) is a 1A positive voltage regulator with a low dropout voltage, high output voltage accuracy, and low current consumption.

Self-Clinching Studs

May 22, 2012 8:01 am | by PEM | Product Releases | Comments

PEM (Danboro, PA) self-clinching studs designed with large-diameter heads provide particularly robust solutions for heavy-duty attachment applications.

Obama to push clean energy technologies in Iowa

May 22, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is heading to the political battleground state of Iowa this week to prod Congress to act on his agenda.The president will visit TPI Composites, a wind manufacturer in Newton, on Thursday to highlight his push for tax credits to encourage investments in clean energy...

Plastics recycler building plant in Tennessee

May 22, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Plastics recycler The Highlands Group is putting a new facility in Elizabethton, Tenn.Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said the state is working toward making Tennessee the top location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs.The new recycling...

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Stover demands new trial in W.Va. mine blast case

May 22, 2012 7:50 am | by VICKI SMITH - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A former security chief convicted of lying to investigators after the 2010 explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch mine asked a federal appeals court Monday to overturn his October conviction and order a new trial.Hughie Elbert Stover filed his appeal with the U.S. 4th Circuit...

Facebook stock slide deepens on 3rd trading day

May 22, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook's newly public stock is sliding further on its third trading day as investors reconsider how much the social network is worth.The Menlo Park, Calif., company's long-anticipated initial public stock offering raised $16 billion, valuing the company at $104 billion — more than Amazon.com...

Feds release Enbridge oil spill documents

May 22, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal authorities released photographs and 5,000 pages of documents Monday related to an Enbridge Inc. pipeline rupture in southwestern Michigan that polluted the Kalamazoo River and a tributary nearly two years ago.The National Transportation Safety Board expects this summer to wrap up its...

EU deepens probe of planned stainless steel merger

May 22, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG's plan to sell its stainless steel division to Finland's Outokumpu Oyj, citing possible competition concerns.ThyssenKrupp announced the planned €2.7 billion ($3.4 billion) deal to sell its Inoxum...

Novo Nordisk diabetes drug gets broader approval

May 22, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk A/S said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration granted an additional marketing approval for its diabetes drug Levemir.Novo Nordisk says Levemir is now approved for use in children with type 1 diabetes from age 2 to 5. Levemir is an injectable form of...

Photo of the Day: SpaceX Launches on Historic Mission

May 22, 2012 6:23 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL

Google closes on Motorola Mobility acquisition

May 22, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google says it has completed its acquisition of phone maker Motorola Mobility and it has appointed a Google executive as the new CEO of the business.Google says Dennis Woodside, previously president of Google's Americas region, is Motorola's new CEO. Departing CEO Sanjay Jha will help to ensure...

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