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Obama officials tout 'smart' electricity grid.

May 18, 2009 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke say the Obama administration plans to move aggressively to establish technology standards needed for modernizing the electric power grid.The two cabinet secretaries met with 70 business executives and state regulators...

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May 18, 2009 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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May 18, 2009 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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SKoreans designing 'online' electric vehicles, AS

May 18, 2009 10:21 am | by JEAN H. LEE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Urban visionaries in London and Seoul, two of the world's busiest capital cities, foresee buses gliding through their streets with speed, ease and efficiency — without emitting the exhaust fumes that scientists say are contributing to global warming.Under Mayor Boris...

Sparking Back To Recovery

May 18, 2009 9:42 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

Why attend something when business is slow and production is down? Why put the time and effort into something when other companies are cutting back? RAPID proved that while certain establishments who invest in their merchandise may be taking risks, those risks can turn into huge gains. Those who missed the event missed the chance of expanding their knowledge base.

BC-Insurance Networking News and Celent Announce INN's 2009

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vanguards in Insurance Practices Award Winners

Shaw Group spent $330K lobbying government in 1Q, APFN

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Shaw Group Inc., an engineering and construction company, spent $330,000 in the first quarter to lobby on federal stimulus spending, funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.The Baton Rouge, La.-based company...

Panama's Cable Onda Selects PeerApp for Video Caching

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.peerapp.com () —Cable Onda (http://www.cableonda.com/) , the largest cable TV operator and only Triple Play provider in Panama, today announced that it has selected and deployed PeerApp's UltraBand(TM)1000 (http://www.peerapp.com/Data/Files/UB1000__Datasheet.pdf) product to provide video...

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May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Contact: Lou Ann Burney, +1-202-207-1156, lburney@arda.org, or Sarah Jane Scruggs, +1-202-207-1141, sscruggs@arda.org, both of the American Resort Development AssociationStudy Shows 90 Percent of People Have It, New Malady Can Be CuredWASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The symptoms often...

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May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Tenn. Senate delays vote on nixing 'cap and trade', 3rd Ld-Writethru, TN

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate on Monday delayed a vote on a resolution declaring that Tennessee won't participate in a federal system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Brentwood, the resolution's main sponsor, said the cap-and-trade system being...

Tips for avoiding teen party disasters, US

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by BETH J. HARPAZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — I don't know what teen parties are like where you live, but here's a sample of party horror stories from parents and kids I know:A kid invites a few friends over while mom and dad are away. Dozens of strangers randomly show up and trash the block.Kids smuggle booze into a bar...

Nintendo prepares to set new Wii gizmo into motion

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's nothing all that charming about Nintendo's latest gadget.It's not as zany as a zapper or as sexy as a steering wheel. It doesn't even tell you whether you're losing weight. However, the gamemaker is hoping a small cube-shaped device called Wii MotionPlus will take the...

Iowa town seeks status as video gamers' mecca

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by LUKE MEREDITH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — For a brief shining moment in the 1980s, Ottumwa was the unlikely hot spot of the fledgling video game industry as gamers around the globe flocked to this sleepy Iowa city and its video game arcade for a series of landmark tournaments.Gamers set world records, the TV show...

Group asks Ohio St. president to donate coal stock, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 18, 2009 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A liberal policy group is asking Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee (gee) to turn his experience at a coal mining company into a teachable moment.ProgressOhio said Monday that he should donate his stock in Richmond, Va.-based Massey Energy to nonprofit environmental...

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