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FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokers

March 27, 2012 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission is calling for a new law that would allow people to review the vast amounts of information being collected about them as the Internet, smartphones and other technology make it easier to create digital dossiers of just about anyone's life.The proposal, outlined in an...

Encyclopedia Britannica Goes Out of Print

March 27, 2012 12:48 pm | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, the Chicago-based firm that publishes the Encyclopedia Britannica announced that it will no longer publish a print edition of that venerable work, which was first published in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1768.

BP to lease future drilling land in northeast Ohio

March 27, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BP has agreed to lease 84,000 acres of land in northeast Ohio for future oil and gas production, the company said Tuesday.The land is in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale formation. The Utica Shale lies below the Marcellus Shale, where oil companies have drilled thousands of wells in search of...


Trial begins in Arkansas over antipsychotic drug

March 27, 2012 11:50 am | by ALLEN REED - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A lawyer for the state of Arkansas told jurors Tuesday that a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson improperly marketed an antipsychotic drug and lied to doctors for years about the risk of side effects.Arkansas wants Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. fined for each of the 250,000...

American Airlines seeks to cancel labor contracts

March 27, 2012 11:50 am | by DAVID KOENIG - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

American Airlines is asking a bankruptcy judge to break its union contracts and impose cost-cutting terms on workers.American said it filed the request Tuesday in U.S. bankruptcy court in New York.The airline is making good on a threat last week to seek to throw out the labor contracts, if it...

Chevy names new ad agency

March 27, 2012 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevrolet said Tuesday that it is consolidating its advertising and named newly created company Commonwealth as its sole agency.Commonwealth is a joint venture of advertising firms Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco and New York's McCann Erickson Worldwide. It will be based in...

FDA approves first anemia drug in over a decade

March 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved the first new anemia drug in more than a decade.The injectable drug Omontys, from Affymax Inc., requires a monthly injection, giving it a potential advantage over older anemia drugs that are injected weekly or even more frequently....

JetBlue captain has 'medical situation' mid-flight

March 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo after a "medical situation" arose involving the captain.JetBlue Airways says in a statement that the pilot in command of Flight 191 from New York then elected to land in the Panhandle of Texas about 10 a.m. Tuesday.The airline...


Detroit seeks answers to long-term debt problems

March 27, 2012 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A consent agreement being negotiated between Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder is part of the city's solution to a structural debt problem that also crippled General Motors and Chrysler.Like the automakers, Detroit has convinced its workers that taking less pay and paying more for...

BorgWarner appoints new executives

March 27, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BorgWarner Inc. announced several changes to its management team Tuesday, including a new chief financial officer and chief operating officer.The automotive parts supplier said that it has appointed Ronald Hundzinski as chief financial officer. Hundzinski, 53, has been with the company nearly...

Sony offers EU concessions in EMI Music deal

March 27, 2012 9:50 am | by GABRIELE STEINHAUSER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of investors led by Sony has offered concessions to the European Union to get approval for its deal to buy part of iconic British music company EMI, the bloc's competition regulator said Tuesday.Sony/ATV, a joint venture between Sony Corp. and the Michael Jackson estate, and a group of...

GM to combine Chevy advertising, hopes to save $2B

March 27, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors expects to save about $2 billion during the next five years by centralizing most of the global advertising for its Chevrolet brand.The Detroit company said Tuesday that San Francisco-based Goodby, Silverstein and Partners will join with New York-based McCann Erickson Worldwide to...

IT firm MindTree opening Gainesville facility

March 27, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An international information technology and product engineering company is coming to Gainesville.MindTree Limited announced Tuesday that it has selected the home of the University of Florida for a facility expected to create 400 new jobs over the next five years.The firm that is...

A New Dimension for Solar Energy

March 27, 2012 9:37 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Intensive research around the world has focused on improving the performance of solar photovoltaic cells and bringing down their cost. But very little attention has been paid to the best ways of arranging those cells...

Living Human Gut-on-a-Chip

March 27, 2012 9:34 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created a gut-on-a-chip microdevice lined by living human cells that mimics the structure, physiology, and mechanics of the human intestine


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