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Trimble acquires OmniSTAR signal correction unit

March 16, 2011 3:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Trimble Navigation Ltd. said Wednesday it agreed to buy assets related to Fugro NV's OmniSTAR Global Navigation Satellite System, which provides signal correction to global positioning devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.OmniSTAR's correction system can improve the accuracy of...

Vivendi chief: Firm wants SFR unit at right price

March 16, 2011 1:16 am | by ADAM SCHRECK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vivendi SA's chief executive said Wednesday the media conglomerate is interested in taking full ownership of French mobile operator SFR from partner Vodafone Group PLC, but only if the price is right.CEO Jean-Bernard Levy said Vivendi has the resources to...

Rebuilding Northeast Japan to Take Years, Billions

March 16, 2011 12:16 am | by KELVIN CHAN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

It took only minutes for the earthquake and tsunami to devastate Japan's northeast. Rebuilding will take years — if it can be afforded.The relentless wall of water that the quake unleashed killed thousands, swept away whole towns, inundated roads and knocked ports, oil refineries, steel plants...


Toyota Will Match Employee Donations for Relief

March 16, 2011 12:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota manufacturing employees in North America who donate money to earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan will have their gifts matched by the company.Employees, temporary workers and contractors are all eligible, and there is no cap on the match. Spokesman Rick Hesterberg told the Lexington...

GGG Resources plc (the "Company" or "GGG"): David McArthur Appointed as Finance Director

March 15, 2011 11:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The Directors of GGG Resources (AIM: GGG) today announce that David McArthur has been appointed to its Board as Finance Director with immediate effect.David Maxwell McArthur, 53, has been the Chief Financial Officer of GGG Australia Ltd, the Perth...

Officials: Health Net aware of data breach in Feb.

March 15, 2011 5:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Data servers containing the personal financial information, Social Security numbers and health history for nearly 2 million Health Net customers nationwide have been missing from a Sacramento-area office for roughly a month, authorities said Tuesday.The Connecticut attorney general's office...

Ford CEO Gives Preview of Escape Strategy

March 15, 2011 5:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally previewed his company's next Kentucky-made vehicle Tuesday night, saying the new version of the Escape small SUV that will roll off the assembly line at a retooled Louisville manufacturing plant will be transformational.Mulally also praised the automaker's...

Rambus, Toshiba Renew Licensing Agreement

March 15, 2011 4:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rambus Inc., which licenses its designs for memory chips and other technologies, said Tuesday it has renewed a patent license agreement with Toshiba Corp., sending shares surging in extended trading.The company did not disclose financial terms for the five-year agreement.Toshiba will pay...


Cabot, Risun form China joint venture

March 15, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cabot Corp. and Risun Coal Chemicals Group Ltd. have agreed to invest about $100 million to build a carbon black manufacturing facility in China.Carbon black is used as a reinforcing agent in rubber and is added to a variety of specialty products. Cabot, a Boston-based maker of specialty...

Washington state clears CenturyLink, Qwest merger

March 15, 2011 3:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington state regulators have approved CenturyLink Inc.'s proposed purchase of Qwest Communications International Inc. in a stock deal that will combine two of the nation's largest telephone companies.CenturyLink , the country's fifth largest local phone company, announced plans to buy...

PG & E to deliver gas line safety records to Calif.

March 15, 2011 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A utility company under fire for a deadly natural gas explosion near San Francisco is poised to deliver reams of records to California regulators, weeks after it was accused of misplacing hundreds of key safety documents.The state public utilities commission could order Pacific Gas & Electric...

InfinityOMG Helps Companies Like Destiny Solutions Group Grow Online

March 15, 2011 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Will Lewis of Infinity Online Marketing Group, an online consulting group based in Tucson, Arizona, helps businesses online by carving out a niche strategy for medium to large-scale companies."The way a company markets on the Internet is very different if they are looking at reaching a...

Ex-FCC Chairman Powell to head cable trade group

March 15, 2011 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell will take the helm of the cable industry's top trade group.The National Cable & Telecommunications Association said Tuesday that Powell will become its new president and chief executive, effective April 25.Powell was nominated as...

Verizon Wireless plans Alaska service

March 15, 2011 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says it plans to offer service in Alaska and will announce details in coming weeks.The Anchorage Daily News reports that a Verizon Wireless spokesman declined to say exactly when service will debut and which cities and towns will get coverage.Verizon has the largest mobile...

Newspaper ads sag to a 25-year low in 2010

March 15, 2011 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Newspaper advertising in the U.S. has sunk to a 25-year low as marketing budgets followed readers to the Internet, where advertising is far cheaper than what publishers have been able to command in print.Advertisers spent $25.8 billion on newspapers' print and digital editions last year,...


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