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Chocolate-Fueled Race Car

May 6, 2009 11:44 am | by Meera Selva, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Scientists unveiled on Tuesday what they hope will be one of the world's fastest biofuel vehicles, powered by waste from chocolate factories and made partly from plant fibers. Its makers hope the racer will go 145 mph and give manufacturers ideas about how to build more ecologically friendly vehicles.

Senate moves toward easing mortgage terms

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to curb home foreclosures, the Senate voted on Wednesday to make it easier for homeowners with risky credit to switch to a lower-cost mortgage backed by the government.The bill, passed 91-5, also would give banks a break by encouraging reduced fees they must pay for the...

California man convicted of bribing bank manager

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

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A businessman accused of running an investment scheme has been convicted of federal charges of bribing a bank official.Juan Rangel, the former owner of now-defunct Financial Plus Investments in Commerce, also was found guilty Tuesday of conspiring to falsify bank records and...

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Looking For Work? Get a Twitter Account

May 6, 2009 11:31 am | by David Mantey | Blogs | Comments

As I’ve slunk into the Twitter craze what I once thought to be a useless site with a never-ending thread of teenagers complaining about their lives in 140 characters or less, I found to be a great information outlet. I use it like my personal news feed, subscribing to different media outlets and individuals who send out quality articles, blogs, columns and job posts.

Alpha shares soar on higher first-quarter profit

May 6, 2009 11:29 am | by TIM HUBER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Shares of coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc. jumped nearly 19 percent Wednesday on a stronger than expected first-quarter profit.But replicating the performance during the rest of 2009 figures to be tough, Chief Executive Mike Quillen said during a conference call...

New Vector Fields Software Tool

May 6, 2009 11:27 am | News | Comments

Cobham Technical Services is releasing a new version of its Vector Fields Software tool for designing rotating electrical machinery.

Device targets mosquitoes with deadly nectar

May 6, 2009 11:14 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The ProVector Bt may not look too much like a real flower, but the artificial device sports bright, finely tuned colors and sweet nectar that can lure and kill mosquitoes that potentially carry diseases.The ProVector uses sugar, chemicals and a biopesticide called Bacillus...

NY comptroller sues firm in pay-to-play scandal

May 6, 2009 11:14 am | by DAVID B. CARUSO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state's comptroller is suing a company accused of paying illegal kickbacks in exchange for a big investment from the state pension fund.Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli filed the suit Wednesday in Albany as part of his effort to sever all ties with the Dallas firm, Aldus Equity...

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Online Voting Open For People’s Choice Award

May 6, 2009 11:10 am | News | Comments

Anyone with an interest in plastics design can now go online to view the candidate products in the first International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) and can even vote for the winner in one category—the “People’s Choice.”

Devon execs say sale of Gulf assets possible

May 6, 2009 11:09 am | by MURRAY EVANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Devon Energy Corp. is seeking partners to help lower costs of developing four of its discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico, the top executive of the independent oil and gas producer said Wednesday.During a conference call with analysts, Devon CEO Larry Nichols said the company has...

Ark. launches iPhone application on stimulus cash

May 6, 2009 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Information on Arkansas' share of federal stimulus dollars is coming to an iPhone near you.State officials on Wednesday launched a free application for users of Apple's iPhone that will allow them to track the state's $2.9 billion that it's expected to receive in federal...

2009 Tech Fair & Users Conference

May 6, 2009 11:01 am | News | Comments

Yokogawa announces the 2009 Technology Fair and Users Conference at the InterContinental in Houston, TX, May 19-21, 2009.  

Williams Cos. CEO earns 10 percent more in 2008

May 6, 2009 10:23 am | by DEBORAH JIAN LEE - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The chief executive of natural gas provider Williams Cos. earned 10 percent more in 2008 than the previous year, according to an Associated Press analysis of a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Tulsa-based Williams Cos. gave Steven Malcolm a 2008 pay...

Skill Builder Seminars For Summer of 2009

May 6, 2009 10:04 am | News | Comments

Omron Scientific Technologies will host more than 35 regional US Skill Builder training seminars from June through August of 2009.     

EU Parliament rejects law allowing Internet cutoff

May 6, 2009 9:58 am | by CONSTANT BRAND - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Worried about trampling on the rights of innocent consumers, the European Parliament rejected Wednesday attempts by EU governments to crack down on people who illegally download copyright-protected music and movies over the Internet.The EU assembly voted 407 to 57 to...

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