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Hoku lays off 100 employees at Idaho plant

May 22, 2012 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honolulu-based commercial solar power company Hoku Corp. says its subsidiary is laying off about 100 employees at an Idaho manufacturing plant.Hoku said in a statement Tuesday Hoku Materials needs to lay people off to save cash while it pursues restructuring alternatives.The Pocatello plant was...

RailAmerica says weighing options, including sale

May 22, 2012 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Freight railroad company RailAmerica Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering its strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of the business.It said its announcement came "in response to market rumors."The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company said it is in preliminary discussions with...

3 Miss. cities to be served by Silver Airways

May 22, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three Mississippi cities that are losing their federally-subsidized air connections to Memphis, Tenn., will now be served through Atlanta.Silver Airways Corp. will provide 12 flights a week between Atlanta and Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. The airline will fly 18 times a week from...

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Witness ties ex-P & G board member to NY fund boss

May 22, 2012 1:50 pm | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A former board member for Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble on trial on insider trading charges and two men and a woman already criminally convicted were on a list of 10 "important people" who could interrupt a billionaire hedge fund boss just before trading days ended, the trial's first...

Ford to get blue oval back after 2nd debt upgrade

May 22, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. is getting its blue oval logo back.Moody's Investors Service raised Ford's debt ratings to investment-grade Tuesday for the first time in seven years.The move paves the way for Ford to get back assets it used as collateral in 2006 in order to get a $23.5 billion restructuring...

A Look at Motorola Mobility's New Regime

May 22, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google promptly reshuffled Motorola Mobility's management Tuesday after completing its $12.5 billion acquisition of the device maker.Longtime Google Inc. executive Dennis Woodside is replacing Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha as the company's leader.Google also is bringing in several new faces...

Slow start for Howard Stern

May 22, 2012 12:50 pm | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Howard Stern isn't the King of Prime-Time TV. At least not yet.Stern's debut last week as a panelist on NBC's "America's Got Talent" drew 10.5 million viewers on Monday and 10.6 million viewers on Tuesday, the Nielsen company said.That's down sharply from the 15.3 million viewers who watched...

First Boeing aircraft made in SC to take flight

May 22, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The first Boeing Co. 787 made in South Carolina goes up for a test flight this week.Boeing spokeswoman Candy Eslinger confirms that the first flight is planned for Wednesday. The plane will take off from the Charleston International Airport near the company's new $750 million North Charleston...

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Ford to Get Blue Oval Back after Second Upgrade

May 22, 2012 12:50 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN - AP Auto Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. is getting its blue oval logo back.Moody's Investors Service raised Ford's debt ratings to investment-grade Tuesday for the first time in seven years. The upgrade means that all Ford's assets, including factories and the blue oval logo, are back in the company's hands and will no...

United to fly 787 from Denver to Tokyo

May 22, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Airlines started selling tickets for its first 787 flights on Tuesday, saying it plans to start service between Denver and Tokyo on March 31.As of Tuesday those will be the first commercial 787 flights on a U.S. airline. Boeing delivered the first 787 late last year to Japan's All Nippon...

Salesforce.com to boost European workforce

May 22, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cloud computing company Salesforce.com said Tuesday that it will add more than 750 employees in Europe to boost growth in that region.The company provides remote computer processing services — also known as cloud computing services — to businesses in Europe including Burberry and BMW Group. ...

Judge to weigh lifting engineer's travel limits

May 22, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal magistrate has scheduled a hearing on a former BP engineer's request for permission to travel freely throughout the U.S. while he awaits a trial on charges he deleted text messages about the oil company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.U.S. Magistrate Daniel...

InterMune agrees to sell immune drug Actimmune

May 22, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drugmaker InterMune Inc. plans to sell the rights to its immune system disorder drug Actimmune for $55 million.InterMune is selling the rights to Actimmune to specialty drugmaker Vidara Therapeutics International Ltd., and the company said it could receive royalty payments on sales of Actimmune...

Boeing Delivers UPS's 50th 767 Freighter

May 22, 2012 10:41 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

- Cargo operator boasts world's largest fleet of 767 Freighters These images are available for editorial use by news media.

UC Students Design a Better Pill Bottle

May 22, 2012 9:53 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

It's easy to see that University of Cincinnati design students Alex Broerman and Ashley Ma are on to something with their new design and prototype for a prescription-medicine pill bottle that better serves the needs of the blind and visually impaired by means of a simple and inexpensive innovation.  

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