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Sector Wrap: Health care service stocks

June 5, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Stifel Nicolaus analyst began covering several health care service companies Tuesday and placed a "buy" rating on shares of health care staffing company Team Health Holdings Inc.Analyst Robert Mains said Team Health is winning more new contracts and has become more aggressive in buying...

Eyes on to Mobile as Video Game Expo Starts in LA

June 5, 2012 12:50 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Games for smartphones, tablet computers and Facebook are becoming essential for major video game companies even as the industry's largest U.S. trade show remains largely a showcase for their latest flashy console titles.The Electronic Entertainment Expo conference kicked off in Los Angeles on...

Harsco promotes pair of executives

June 5, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Industrial services provider Harsco Corp. said Tuesday that it promoted Mark Kimmel to be senior vice president and president of its global infrastructure group.Verona Dorch will move to Kimmel's current position of vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Both appointments are...

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History network gets rare victory over broadcast

June 5, 2012 10:50 am | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

History's "Hatfields & McCoys" turned back singers, dancers, reruns and anything else broadcast television networks could throw at it.The cable network special was the most-watched event in prime-time television last week, not just once but three times, the Nielsen company said. The third part...

'Growing Up Wild' tops pet YouTube lineup

June 5, 2012 10:50 am | by SUE MANNING - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Instead of an alarm clock, they wake to the sounds of elephants and tigers. They walk their dogs, but it's often to go see the crocodiles and echidnas. And when they worry, it is about creatures like the Tazmanian devil.Robert and Bindi Irwin live in the center of the 1,500-acre (607-hectare)...

Conn. family killed in Nigerian Air crash

June 5, 2012 10:50 am | by DAVE COLLINS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Neighbors of a Connecticut family killed in an airline crash in Nigeria say they're having trouble coming to terms with the tragedy.Sunday's crash killed Maimuna Anyene (may-MOON'-ah ahn-YEN'-ay), her husband, Onyeke, and their four children, including 1-year-old twins, a 5-month-old and a...

Teardown Tuesday: Handifax 1000 Teardown

June 5, 2012 10:23 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

A rather obscure consumer device from 1995, the Handifax 1000 is a pocket organizer/fax machine that was also known as the Smith Corona Handifax 1000.

Emerging Optics Technology to Fly on Microsatellite

June 5, 2012 10:13 am | by Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

A kitchen gadget used to sift flour and other ingredients is the inspiration behind the name of an emerging technology that could resolve some of the more intriguing components of the sun's chromosphere -- the irregular layer above the photosphere that contributes to the formation of solar flares and coronal mass ejections.

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Firefly Tech Lights Up Kidney-Sparing Robotic Surgery

June 5, 2012 10:01 am | by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital | News | Comments

A surgical technology called Firefly is shedding new light on kidney cancers and helping doctors at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital remove tumors more safely and more efficiently while sparing the rest of the healthy kidney.

Solar-Powered Plane Continues Transcontinental Hustle

June 5, 2012 9:51 am | by AP | News | Comments

An experimental solar-powered plane has taken off from Madrid en route to Morocco in a bid to complete its first transcontinental flight. The single-seat aircraft fitted with 12,000 solar cells is the size of a jumbo jet.

Microsoft expands Xbox deal to Best Buy, GameStop

June 5, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is expanding its offer of a discounted Xbox 360 for gamers who sign up for a Live Gold membership to all Best Buy and certain GameStop stores.The deal is currently only available through Microsoft stores — there are currently less than 20 stores open in the U.S. Microsoft Corp. says in a...

'NintendoLand,' 'Mario Bros.' coming to Wii U

June 5, 2012 9:50 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nintendo is relying on Mario, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U.The Japanese gaming giant unleashed 23 games for its upcoming console that features a touchscreen controller.Among the titles announced Tuesday at Electronic Entertainment Expo were the cooperative...

Boeing Reduces Environmental Footprint at Time of Rapid Business Growth

June 5, 2012 9:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

CHICAGO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since establishing aggressive environmental goals for internal operations four years ago, The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has steadily reduced its environmental footprint while rapidly expanding its business and significantly increasing monthly airplane...

Boeing, Raytheon and Harris to Pursue GPS Control Segment Sustainment Contract

June 5, 2012 9:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

Teaming arrangement reflects best of GPS sustainment experience COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 5, 2012 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon [NYSE: RTN] and Harris Corporation [NYSE: HRS] to pursue future development and sustainment work on...

Investigators Head to Scene of Fatal Tanker Crash

June 5, 2012 9:29 am | by Brian Skoloff & Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Once a Cold War-era submarine attack plane, the Lockheed Martin Corp.-made P2V has for years been both a mainstay of the nation's aerial firefighting arsenal and a cause for concern.

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