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Auto sales weaken a bit in early July

July 20, 2012 5:50 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The raft of gloomy economic news may be starting to hurt U.S. auto sales.Industry analysts and dealers said this week that sales during the first half of July slowed a bit from the robust pace in June. But they still were expected to be better than July of 2011."It's a bit slower than where we...

US auto sales weaken a bit in early July

July 20, 2012 5:50 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The raft of gloomy economic news may be starting to hurt U.S. auto sales.Industry analysts and dealers said this week that sales during the first half of July slowed a bit from the robust pace in June. But they still were expected to be better than July of 2011."It's a bit slower than where we...

IRVE-3 Flight Hardware Test Sounding Rocket

July 20, 2012 5:48 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA will launch an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket July 22 from the agency's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Colorful Science Sheds Light on Solar Heating

July 20, 2012 5:40 am | by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A crucial, and often underappreciated facet of science lies in deciding how to turn the raw numbers of data into useful, understandable information – often through graphs and images. Such visualization techniques are needed for everything from making a map of planetary orbits based on nightly measurements of where they are in the sky to colorizing normally invisible light such as X-rays to produce "images" of the sun.

Photos of the Day: A Spacecraft's 'Business End'

July 20, 2012 5:39 am | by NASA | News | Comments

The first stage of the Soyuz TMA-05M vehicle - known as the “business end” - is shown at the Integration Facility awaiting mating to the spacecraft’s upper stages...

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App Detects Potholes, Alerts Boston City Officials

July 20, 2012 5:27 am | by RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The next time your car hits a pothole, a new technology could help you immediately tell someone who can do something about it.

Fender decides against taking the public stage

July 20, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The guitar-maker Fender, finding itself playing before a hostile crowd, is reversing course on becoming a publicly traded company.The company, whose guitars have been wielded by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and set afire by Jimi Hendrix, said late Thursday that economic strife, particularly...

Guitar maker Fender won't take the public stage

July 20, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The guitar-maker Fender, finding itself playing before a hostile crowd, is reversing course on becoming a publicly traded company.The company, whose guitars have been played by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and set afire by Jimi Hendrix, said late Thursday that economic strife, particularly...

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Kyprolis Approval Could Drive ONXX Higher, DECISION Trial Results Also A Key Event

July 20, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the next significant events in pharma and biotech is the FDA decision on Kyprolis (carfilzomib), Onyx Pharmaceuticals' (NASDAQ:ONXX) next-generation treatment for multiple myeloma. On July 27th, the FDA will determine whether Kyprolis will be commercialized this year on current data, or have...

DirecTV, Viacom resolve fee dispute

July 20, 2012 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DirecTV and Viacom Inc. say they have settled a dispute that will bring shows such as those featuring the cartoon character Sponge Bob and the comedian Jon Stewart back to DirecTV subscribers.Seventeen Viacom channels — including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon — had not been accessible to...

BLM begins environmental study for Nevada mine

July 20, 2012 2:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S Bureau of Land Management will hold three public meetings in August as it begins an environmental study for a proposed open pit gold mine in northeastern Nevada.Newmont Mining Corp.'s Long Canyon Mine project would involve about 1,600 acres of public land on the east side of Pequop...

Vodafone Q3 revenue down 7.7 percent

July 20, 2012 1:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vodafone Group PLC, Europe's largest mobile phone company, said Friday that revenue fell by 7.7 percent in the three months ending June 30 compared with a year earlier as gains in emerging markets were offset by a patchy performance in Europe.Adverse currency movements also dented revenue as...

Duke Energy utilities probe hears from 2 directors

July 20, 2012 12:50 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

North Carolina utilities regulators are scheduled to hear from two of the Duke Energy directors with key roles in forcing out the CEO within hours of forming the country's largest electric company.The North Carolina Utilities Commission continues its investigation of the merger's aftermath with...

Renault, Nissan Invest in South Korea Production

July 19, 2012 7:50 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The French-Japanese auto alliance of Renault and Nissan is investing $160 million in its South Korean Renault Samsung Motors to boost annual production by 80,000 vehicles, taking advantage of South Korea's free trade agreement with the U.S.The plant in the southern city of Busan is now making...

Guitar maker Fender calls off stock IPO

July 19, 2012 6:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Guitar maker Fender is withdrawing its plan to go public through an initial public offering.Fender Musical Instruments Corp. said late Thursday that economic woes in Europe have made it a bad time for the company to go public.Fender had originally filed its plans to go public in March. The...

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