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Leveling Mounts Feature Rubber Foot

May 8, 2009 8:00 am | All Metric Small Parts | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of metric leveling mounts from All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) (New Hyde Park, NY) swivels 15 degrees to all sides of the centerline to adjust to uneven surfaces

Arena Resources 1Q profit plunges, tops view

May 8, 2009 7:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Arena Resources Inc., an oil and natural gas exploration company, said Friday its first-quarter profit sank 65 percent as commodity prices plummeted.But the earnings still beat Wall Street estimates and its shares climbed more than 12 percent.Quarterly earnings fell to $6.5...

Sealed Pushbutton Switch(2)

May 8, 2009 7:43 am | Phaseda Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda (Beaverton, OR) has introduced its GQ12 sealed pushbutton switch


Mergers, Acquisitions & Announcements 05-08-09

May 8, 2009 7:40 am | News | Comments

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Goldman chief sees economy as 'a lot better today'

May 8, 2009 7:27 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chairman Lloyd Blankfein sounded an upbeat note about the economy at the company's annual meeting Friday."It's a lot better today even though you could still argue about whether the end of this recession will be sooner or later," he said. "There are reasons...

Hawaii lawmakers ease way for Internet sales tax

May 8, 2009 7:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Legislation that would ease the way for implementation of the 4 percent general excise tax on all Internet purchases made from Hawaii is on its way to the governor.Currently, companies that sell merchandise over the Internet do not have to collect state sales or excise taxes on...

5.7” Touch Panel Computer with Intel XScale PXA270 312 MHz Processor

May 8, 2009 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech (Cincinnati, OH) introduces a lower cost version of their current TPC-66T 5.7” QVGA TFT LCD touch panel computer

Boeing’s Orders Tumble In April

May 8, 2009 7:21 am | by Daniel Lovering, AP Manufacturing Writer | News | Comments

Boeing Co. on Thursday reported a sharp drop in orders for its passenger and cargo jets in April, as the troubled global economy continued to hurt demand from airlines and cargo services.


Sonic Auto 1Q profit slumps, tops estimates

May 8, 2009 7:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Automotive retailer Sonic Automotive Inc. said profit tumbled 87 percent in the first quarter as new and used car sales fell and the company took an expense for debt restructuring. But the results still beat analysts' expectations.The nation's third-largest automotive...

FairPoint's credit ratings downgraded

May 8, 2009 7:12 am | by CLARKE CANFIELD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — FairPoint Communications' credit rating has been downgraded by three ratings agencies after the company revealed it's considering hiring a financial adviser to explore a possible restructuring of its debt.In a regulatory filing this week, North Carolina-based FairPoint said...

NFL Engineer: Don’t Pin This On Me

May 8, 2009 7:11 am | News | Comments

An engineer said he had limited involvement with the Dallas Cowboys' training facility that collapsed during a thunderstorm and left a team employee paralyzed.

Google CEO Doesn’t See Apple As Primary Competitor

May 8, 2009 7:04 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt is taking a government inquiry into his role on Apple Inc.'s board in stride, expressing confidence that the probe won't find any evidence that the ties between the two companies throttle competition in mobile phones and other technology fields.

V-Twin Magnetic Field Sensor

May 8, 2009 6:50 am | Balluff, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff has expanded its magnetic field sensor portfolio with the new V-Twin - two sensors, one connector. The low profile design allows the user to reduce installation time and cost by requiring only one four-conductor cable with either M8 or M12 connections for two end of stroke sensors

NASA Running Out Of Fuel

May 8, 2009 6:32 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

NASA is running out of nuclear fuel needed for its deep space exploration.

IAM aims to win United Airlines mechanics, again

May 8, 2009 6:31 am | by JOSHUA FREED - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mechanics at United Airlines are getting a chance to switch unions for the third time since 2003.The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said it began collecting cards on Friday from mechanics who want to switch. They are currently in the International...


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