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Celebrity Tweeting

April 21, 2009 1:13 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

I recently read a CNN article and viewed a CNN Larry King clip discussing Ashton Kutcher gaining 1 million followers on his Twitter account. Let’s stop the presses and make plans for celebration.  

Minimally Invasive

April 21, 2009 12:51 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA  introduces the FW1000 series which are minimally invasive, low-cost segmented wedge flow sensors. 

Mexico oil output drops to 2.67 million barrels

April 21, 2009 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Crude production at Mexico's state-owned oil company dropped by about 8 percent in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period the year before amid declining reserves, the company said Tuesday.Oil production in the first three months of this year averaged 2.67 million...

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Yahoo's feeble 1Q triggers nearly 700 more layoffs

April 21, 2009 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo Inc.'s first-quarter results tread familiar ground as the Internet company's financial erosion triggered another round of layoffs and management promised better days ahead.With its three-year slump worsening, Yahoo said Tuesday that it will lay off nearly 700 workers....

Tightening Force of 245 (25) N(kfg)

April 21, 2009 12:39 pm | All Metric Small Parts | Product Releases | Comments

  All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) introduces a new series of corrosion resistant pull-down latches designed for various types of boxes and transportation equipment.

AMD posts deeper loss, shares fall

April 21, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s loss widened in the first quarter as demand and prices for its microprocessors slumped and charges for the biggest restructuring in the company's 40-year history took their toll.Its shares slipped 5 percent in after-hours trading on disappointing...

Survey: cost cuts to remain after recession eases

April 21, 2009 12:30 pm | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Salary freezes, bonus reductions and unpaid furloughs have surged in recent months as companies try to survive without layoffs, and a new survey found many businesses intend to keep the cost-cutting measures after the recession eases.Nearly 60 percent of the companies say they are...

Merck, Schering-Plough report Q1 revenue drops

April 21, 2009 12:25 pm | by LINDA A. JOHNSON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmakers Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp., preparing to combine, both posted first-quarter sales declines Tuesday as the global recession and the stronger dollar weigh on an industry already weakened by growing generic competition.Much-larger Merck, which is buying...

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Handheld Rotating Vane Anemometer

April 21, 2009 12:18 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The OMEGA  HHF141 rotating vane anemometer is a high-quality instrument providing accurate air velocity measurements in harsh environments.

Innovative Alternative For Natural Convection

April 21, 2009 12:07 pm | Cool Innovations, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cool Innovations introduces a new line of flared pin fin heat sinks.

S & P upgrades New Orleans' bond rating

April 21, 2009 11:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has boosted its bond rating for the city of New Orleans to investment grade, significant for the city as it continues recovering from Hurricane Katrina.After the 2005 storm, Standard & Poor's rated the city at below-investment grade, and an...

Gold prices dip as stocks move higher

April 21, 2009 11:49 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold prices dipped Tuesday as stocks moved higher. Oil prices were flat, while grain prices rose.Gold has largely been at the mercy of Wall Street in recent weeks, falling as stocks gain ground, and inching higher whenever the market stumbles.Though investors have been uneasy about...

Manifold Mount Versions

April 21, 2009 11:43 am | Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Beswick Engineering  (Greenland, NH) offers manifold mount versions of our award winning miniature pressure regulators.

Study: New leaders needed for RI economic agency

April 21, 2009 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State political leaders have failed to create a consistent economic growth strategy and the board that runs a state economic development agency should resign, a group impaneled by the governor said in a report released Tuesday.Gov. Don Carcieri had tasked the panel of...

Earnings Preview: AirTran

April 21, 2009 11:39 am | by HARRY R. WEBER - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — AirTran Holdings Inc., parent of discount carrier AirTran Airways, reports first-quarter results on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: The Orlando, Fla.-based company, which has its hub in Atlanta, is expected...

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