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MDT to cut global work force by 1,500+, MN

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. says it will reduce its global work force by 1,500 to 1,800, with about 600 of the jobs coming from the Twin Cities.Company spokesman Chuck Grothaus says that at the same time the company plans to add about 700 jobs during the fiscal year. Most...

9 injured in one-vehicle rollover in Montrose Co., CO

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether alcohol contributed to a one-vehicle crash that sent nine people to a Montrose hospital.The Colorado State Patrol says 20-year-old Jennifer Hahn was northbound in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup Saturday night when she drifted off the left side...

Ipswitch Network Management Divison Partner Program Thrives

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.whatsupgold.com () —Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management division, a developer of affordable and easy to use network management software (http://www.whatsupgold.com/?k_idPR_partner_program_0509) -- WhatsUp Gold, announces double digit revenue growth in Q1 2009 over same quarter last...

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Calif. voters weigh Schwarzenegger's budget gambit, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California voters are being asked to diffuse the state's budget problems in Tuesday's special election with no guarantee that it will prevent future deficits.If voters approve the six special election ballot propositions, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the state will avoid $6...

Canadian Scientists Describe the Proposed Canadian Neutron Centre

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canadian science community that uses the neutron beams produced by the NRU reactor in Chalk River has released its plan to replace it with a national laboratory."That the National Research Council asked us to produce our plan for the proposed Canadian Neutron Centre (CNC) shows that this is...

3D Viewing For Mobile Phones

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | News | Comments

Three-dimensional viewing has not yet made it in a big way onto our television and cinema screens. According to European researchers, the story of 3-D TV is set to be quite different with mobile devices, as the right standards and technology fall into place.  

Former NH classic auto dealer sentenced to prison, NH

May 19, 2009 6:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire classic auto dealer who admitted misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars from consignment sales has been sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay back $800,000.Stephen Lussier, part owner of Classic Cars of New England in Merrimack, pleaded...

Fort Worth cash grain prices, TX

May 19, 2009 6:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth grain report for Friday, May 29:Export wheat: $6.80-6.90, Export soybeans: $12.35-12.45, Export sorghum: $6.54-6.64, Domestic corn: $4.22-4.32, Domestic oats: $2.78-2.88, Domestic sorghum: $7.13-7.23

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FDA approves generic diabetes treatment for Impax, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Impax Laboratories Inc. said Tuesday federal regulators have approved the company's application to make generic versions of the diabetes treatment Precose.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an abbreviated new drug application for 25-, 50- and 100-milligram...

Prospective Cubs owner goes to banks for backing, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:11 am | by RICK GANO - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Tom Ricketts, who heads his family's nearly $900 million bid to buy the Chicago Cubs from Tribune Co., has turned to three banks for financing.The three banks that would finance $450 million are JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America, a person close to the family said Monday....

Enabling Graphene-Based Technology

May 19, 2009 6:09 am | News | Comments

Graphene is an atomically thin sheet of carbon that has attracted significant attention due to its potential use in high-performance electronics, sensors and alternative energy devices such as solar cells. While the physics of graphene has been thoroughly explored, chemical functionalization of graphene has proven to be elusive.  

Euronext Partners With ASSET4 to Provide Corporate Transparency Tool to Listed Issuers Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 19, 2009 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- NYSE Euronext (NYX) and ASSET4, a leading provider of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information solutions, today announced that they will collaborate to provide tools to help NYSE-listed companies benchmark their extra-financial...

Birst Honored as One of the Most Promising Tech Companies in North America

May 19, 2009 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.birst.com () —Birst today announced that the company has been named to the "Red Herring 100" list of top private technology companies in North America for 2009.Red Herring editors assess nominees on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as: financial performance, technology...

Vello Adds Vello Mobile to CSP Platform

May 19, 2009 6:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.myvello.com () —Vello Corp. -- the company that invented instant conference calls from the mobile device -- announced today that Vello Mobile has been added to the suite of services available on the iCon platform. Vello's iCon, or Immediate Conference Connections, is a cloud-based...

Region Life Sciences Cluster Attains Top Rankings Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 19, 2009 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA & PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- A comparative study conducted by the Milken Institute ranks the Greater Philadelphia region second in the study's Overall Composite Index, after only Boston and ahead of Greater San Francisco. The study's full findings were announced today...

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