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8,000-Watt Wheel Motor Nearly 3x More Powerful Than Zapino Scooter Motor, With Minimal Increase in Weight and Size; New Design Could Go Into Production in 4-Wheel EVs by Next Year

May 19, 2009 3:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) has unveiled an 8,000-watt wheel motor powering both rear wheels of a production ZAP electric truck.This latest wheel motor design is the result of more than five years of research to improve the power and efficiency of its electric vehicles (EVs). Wheel...

Adopted in Hyundai's New Flagship EQUUS Sedan Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 19, 2009 3:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC), a leading semiconductor company that provides Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity(TM) solutions, today announced that its Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST(R)) networking technology, has been selected as part of the...

VIPRION Application Delivery Controller Receives 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 19, 2009 3:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has selected the F5(R) VIPRION(R) Application Delivery Controller (ADC) as a winner of its 2008...

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Kohden Ranks Top Amongst Customers In Service and Overall Value Business Editors/Health Editors

May 19, 2009 3:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--Nihon Kohden America, Inc. recently was ranked as the number one Service Quality Vendor with an overall composite score of 8.6 in terms of service and overall value for Patient Monitoring systems, according to the Medical Strategic Planning (MSP)...

Directors Approves Quarterly Dividend Business Editors

May 19, 2009 3:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today that its board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.16 per share payable on June 15, 2009, to shareholders of record on May 29, 2009.Nordstrom, Inc. is one of the nation's leading fashion specialty...

Russian, US diplomats launch arms control talks, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 3:01 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and U.S. negotiators sat down for difficult nuclear arms control talks Tuesday amid hopes that warming relations could help the two former superpowers reach an agreement seen as essential for global stability.The negotiating teams led by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rose...

HL:Labatt sues Brick Brewing claiming Red Baron beer infringes trademarks@

May 19, 2009 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WATERLOO, Ont. — Brick Brewing Co. Ltd. (TSX:BRB) says its Red Baron beer is at the centre of a lawsuit filed by Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd.The brewer, based in Waterloo, Ont., says the suit alleges trademark infringement of Labatt's Brava beer.Labatt alleges Red Baron's bottles and packaging look too...

Japan eyes softer immigration rules for skilled workers+

May 19, 2009 2:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 19 (Kyodo) — Japan's key economic policy panel proposed Tuesday that the government start considering relaxing immigration rules in favor of skilled workers from abroad as part of its efforts to help fight the rapid aging of the country's population.The government should draw up a...

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AP Top Kansas News at 5:46 a.m. CDT, KS

May 19, 2009 2:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

$12M settlement reached in Lawrence apartment fireLAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The families of three people killed in a 2005 apartment fire in Lawrence as well as several people who escaped with injuries will share a $12 million settlement.Boardwalk Apartments and its management company, Terrace...

Stocks waver after surprise drop in housing data, 10th Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 2:49 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are curbing their optimism about an economic rebound after housing construction tumbled to a record low in April.Stocks fluctuated in light trading Tuesday following the surprise drop in construction and a cautious outlook from leading home improvement store Home Depot...

Egyptian president's 12-year-old grandson dies, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ML

May 19, 2009 2:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's grandson died abruptly, the president's office said Tuesday, declining to give a cause of the 12-year-old boy's sudden death.Mohammed Mubarak passed away Monday after a "health crisis lasting two days," the presidency said in a brief statement.State...

Maine governor lauds budget deal, ME

May 19, 2009 2:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. John Baldacci says the rewrite given to his $5.8 billion two-year general fund spending plan by the Legislature's Appropriations Committee "strikes the right balance."Baldacci issued his statement early Tuesday as the committee, under the watchful eyes of...

US mil: Afghan contractors violated gun policy, 6th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 19, 2009 2:38 am | by HEIDI VOGT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — Four U.S. contractors for the company formerly known as Blackwater were not authorized to carry weapons when they were involved in a deadly shooting in Afghanistan this month, the U.S. military said Tuesday.The men — accused of opening fire on a vehicle in the capital on May 5 — have...

NJ misdirects Social Security numbers, NJ

May 19, 2009 2:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have warned nearly 30,000 unemployed residents that their Social Security numbers may have been sent to the wrong place.The numbers were included in unemployment reports sent to former employers.Officials say the reports were longer because some companies...

China allows 2 banks in HK to sell yuan bonds

May 19, 2009 2:37 am | by JEREMIAH MARQUEZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HONG KONG (AP) — Two major banks outside mainland China said Tuesday they've become the first foreign companies granted approval to sell bonds in Chinese yuan — a step toward making it an international currency.The banks — London-based HSBC Holdings and Hong Kong-based Bank of East Asia — said in...

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