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Company pulls plug on 'Fallujah' war video game

April 28, 2009 12:32 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher behind a video game based on one of the Iraq war's fiercest battles has pulled the plug on the title, called "Six Days in Fallujah."A spokeswoman for Japanese game company Konami Corp. confirmed Tuesday the company is no longer publishing the game, which was set to go...

Wind industry adds nearly 3,000 MW, group says

April 28, 2009 12:27 pm | by SANDY SHORE - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Wind farms added more than 2,800 megawatts of capacity in the first quarter, a trade group reported Tuesday, offering a sliver of good news for an industry pummeled by frozen credit markets and the recession.From January to March, about three dozen developers started wind farms in 15...

As Oracle readies takeover, Sun's loss widens

April 28, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sun Microsystems Inc.'s loss ballooned in the latest quarter as restructuring charges and a 20 percent drop in sales compounded the financial woes Oracle Corp. is set to inherit by acquiring Sun for $7.4 billion.Sun, a server and software maker whose wobbly performance for most...


DreamWorks Animation 1Q results beat Street

April 28, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit more than doubled because of strong sales from the home video and international release of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa."The results blew past analyst expectations. Shares in the Glendale-based...

Replaces Vacuum Cups In Sheet Handling Apps

April 28, 2009 12:21 pm | Industrial Magnetics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

IMI introduces the Transporter LP that magnetically transfers steel blanks, stampings and parts in automated station to station, press-to press and robotic pick and place systems.

Pressure Transducers & Temp Sensors For Jet

April 28, 2009 12:12 pm | Ametek Automation & Process Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has been selected to provide hydraulic pressure transducers, hydraulic temperature sensors, flight data system accelerometers and a suite of cooling fans for the ultra-long range, technologically advanced Gulfstream G650 business jet. 

Gold prices fall, close below $900 an ounce

April 28, 2009 12:11 pm | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold prices slid further Tuesday, as fears of a global swine flu pandemic rattled commodities markets.Oil and other metals also fell, while agriculture futures rebounded slightly.Investors are trading commodities cautiously this week as the swine flu spreads. The fear is that a...

Remoteness hurts Washington wine town in downturn

April 28, 2009 12:11 pm | by SHANNON DININNY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Getting a positive national review for his French-influenced restaurant in this remote farming town thrilled Mike Davis.Unfortunately, Gourmet magazine's praise for 26 brix came the same day in January the chef-owner decided to close because he couldn't survive the...


Milwaukee editor is new ASNE president

April 28, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, named Tuesday as the new president of the American Society of News Editors, pledged to help newspapers find new ways to make money off the Web.Martin Kaiser succeeds Charlotte H. Hall, editor of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel. She will...

Nuclear solution comes with a huge price tag

April 28, 2009 11:51 am | by MARK WILLIAMS - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A ghost from the nuclear industry's early years has reappeared.It is not public apprehension about safety or disposal issues this time, but the staggering cost of building nuclear reactors.A wave of new reactors now in the works is intended to solve at least part of the...

Earnings Preview: Procter & Gamble Co.

April 28, 2009 11:26 am | by DAN SEWELL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. reports earnings for its fiscal third quarter on Thursday before the market opens. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: P&G, the world's largest consumer products maker, has seen households across...

BofA, Citi may need to raise more capital

April 28, 2009 11:20 am | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. will need to raise more capital based on preliminary results of their government-run "stress tests" — unless they succeed in appealing the findings, according to two people familiar with the matter.The banks are making their arguments to...

Companies that want to build new nuclear reactors

April 28, 2009 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A list of companies that have announced their intent to submit applications to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for new plant licenses:— Alternate Energy Holdings/Unistar: One unit in Elmore County, Idaho— Amarillo Power/Unistar: One unit in vicinity of Amarillo, Texas— AmerenUE/Unistar: One unit...

Top lawmaker wants mileage-based tax on vehicles

April 28, 2009 11:00 am | by JOAN LOWY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman said Tuesday that he wants Congress to enact a mileage-based tax on cars and trucks to pay for highway programs now rather than wait years to test the idea.Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., said he believes the technology exists to implement a mileage tax....

Motions in Sun-Times bankruptcy case approved

April 28, 2009 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved several motions in the Chapter 11 case of the Sun-Times Media Group.Among the motions approved Tuesday were the Chicago-based Sun-Times group's requests to retain lawyers and other professionals to help the company through the...


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