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Book Describes Laser Displacement Sensor Technology

May 11, 2009 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laser Displacement Sensors measure height, position, thickness, warpage, profile, runout, and vibration on any material/surface.

Lawyer set to plead guilty to huge fraud

May 11, 2009 7:25 am | by LARRY NEUMEISTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Manhattan lawyer has pleaded guilty to defrauding hedge funds of more than $400 million.Fifty-eight-year-old Marc Dreier on Monday pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud, securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. The charges carry a...

Energy futures ease; pump prices trek higher still

May 11, 2009 7:25 am | by MARK WILLIAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Energy prices eased Monday as investors appeared to second-guess a 10 percent surge in the value of crude last week on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Benchmark crude for June delivery fell 13 cents to settle at $58.50 a barrel. On Friday, the contract rose $1.92 to settle at...

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PepsiCo sues Pepsi Bottling Group over meeting

May 11, 2009 7:25 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Food Industry Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — PepsiCo Inc.'s proposed buyout of its two biggest bottlers took a new turn Monday when the soft drink maker sued one of the companies over the way it rejected the deal and approved shareholder rights measures.Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo contends Pepsi Bottling Group didn't give...

Mergers, Acquisitions & Announcements 05-11-09

May 11, 2009 7:18 am | News | Comments

Read more about the latest buzz in the industry...

Sunspot Cycle Beginning To Rise

May 11, 2009 7:08 am | by Randolph E. Schmid, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

It's time for the sun to move into a busier period for sunspots, and while forecasters expect a relatively mild outbreak by historical standards, one major solar storm can cause havoc with satellites and electrical systems here.  

Massachusetts AG in $60 million deal with Goldman

May 11, 2009 6:54 am | by GLEN JOHNSON - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts attorney general has reached a $60 million settlement with investment banker Goldman Sachs for its role in the state's subprime lending problem.Goldman has pledged to provide $50 million in relief to homeowners and make a $10 million payment to the state as part of...

Case Study: Standardized SMA Cable and Connectors Improve Maintainability

May 11, 2009 6:54 am | News | Comments

Major defense aircraft manufacturers when building the critical path connections into EW and avionics components, engineers too often found themselves limited to purchasing unnecessarily expensive, proprietary cables and connectors.  

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Windstream buying D & E Communications

May 11, 2009 6:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The phone company Windstream Corp. says it has agreed to buy D&E Communications for $159 million in stock and cash in a deal that will double the size of its business in Pennsylvania.Windstream said Monday the deal will give it an additional 165,000 access lines and 44,000...

Game news: R.I.P. 'Duke Nukem Forever'

May 11, 2009 6:39 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Real news from the virtual world:—YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Neil Young, like his more famous namesake, was a rock star of sorts. As an executive at Electronic Arts, he was involved in some of the company's biggest franchises, including "The Sims" and "Spore." Then he surprised just about everyone in the...

GM CEO says tasks are large to avoid bankruptcy

May 11, 2009 6:24 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — Bankruptcy protection for the nation's biggest automaker is becoming more probable with a deadline just over two weeks away, the company's top executive told reporters Monday.General Motors Corp. CEO Fritz Henderson is still holding out hope that the company can restructure without...

AT & T Buys Verizon Territories For $2.35B

May 11, 2009 6:14 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T Inc. said Friday it will buy the assets of Verizon Wireless in 79 mainly rural areas for $2.35 billion, a deal that will affect more than 1 million subscribers.

US red ink rising even higher, to $1.8T

May 11, 2009 5:59 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will have to borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year, exploding the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion under new White House estimates.Budget office figures released Monday would add $89 billion to the 2009 red ink — increasing it to more...

AIG sells Japan headquarters for $1.2 billion

May 11, 2009 5:48 am | by IEVA M. AUGSTUMS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Embattled insurer American International Group Inc. said Monday it is selling its Japanese headquarters to Nippon Life Insurance Co. for $1.2 billion in cash.The transaction, which is among the biggest divestitures New York-based AIG has made to reimburse the U.S. government...

Cablevision says MSG division not for sale

May 11, 2009 5:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — Cablevision says it has no plans to sell Madision Square Garden, home of the NBA's New York Knicks, or any other Cablevision business.In a statement Monday, Cablevision Systems Corp. said it wanted to "make clear" that it wasn't considering the sale of MSG or any Cablevision...

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