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Earnings Preview: PulteGroup to report 1Q results

April 27, 2011 3:50 am | by ALEX VEIGA - AP Real Estate Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Homebuilder PulteGroup Inc. reports its first-quarter results before the stock market opens on Thursday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: How the builder's new home orders fared in the January to March quarter, but especially in recent weeks as the traditional spring home-selling season ramped up.Home...

Boeing Reports First-Quarter Results and Reaffirms 2011 Guidance

April 27, 2011 3:40 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earnings per share of $0.78 on revenue of $14.9 billion Backlog grew to $329 billion, including $23 billion in orders during the quarter Operati

Lattice Semiconductor to Present at Robert W. Baird 2011 Growth Stock Conference

April 27, 2011 2:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.latticesemi.com () —Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it is scheduled to present at the Robert W. Baird's 32nd Annual Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, May 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Sean Riley, Corporate Vice President and...

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Manufacturers Promote Wares at NC Show & Tell

April 27, 2011 12:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Carolina manufacturers want everyone to know they're still an important part of the state's economy despite the impact of the recession.A group of more than 200 companies is showing off its wares on Wednesday in Morrisville to talk about the products they make and the jobs they create....

Nokia to cut 4,000 jobs worldwide

April 27, 2011 12:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. says it will cuts 4,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2012 as the company strives to cut costs amid stiff competition from top smartphone rivals.The world's largest cellphone maker says most of the cuts will be in Denmark, Finland and Britain.Nokia said Wednesday that it will also...

Index shows ag companies fare well in hard economy

April 26, 2011 11:50 pm | by DAVID MERCER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Since 2007, much of the American economy has stumbled through a difficult period, but agriculture-related firms have enjoyed four profitable years thanks to heavy demand for corn and other crops.A new index of 21 agriculture-related companies, called Agindex, shows their market value increased...

Johnson & Johnson to buy Swiss-based medical device maker Synthes for $21.3 billion

April 26, 2011 10:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson to buy Swiss-based medical device maker Synthes for $21.3 billion.

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J & J to buy medical device maker Synthes for $21.3B

April 26, 2011 10:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson says it will buy U.S.-Swiss medical device maker Synthes Inc. for 21.3 billion.The health giant said Wednesday it will purchase Synthes with about $2 billion of cash and the rest in stock.Synthes makes surgical instruments, implants and materials for repairing bone and soft...

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TomTom Q1 profits rise, sales fall

April 26, 2011 10:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TomTom NV, Europe's biggest maker of navigation devices, says first quarter earnings grew despite a still-weakening U.S. market, as it moves into higher-margin services businesses.Net profit was €11 million ($16 million), up from €3 million, in the company's seasonally worst quarter. Sales fell...

DSM reports very strong Q1 2011 continuing its positive momentum

April 26, 2011 9:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

* Q1 EBITDA from continuing operations up 14% to EUR 325 million * Life Sciences results driven by ongoing good performance in Nutrition * Materials Sciences posts solid results reflecting volume gains and pricing strength * EPS EUR 0.91, 30% higher also due to a lower tax rate ...

Boeing Vigilare System Completes Operational Testing in Australia

April 26, 2011 8:40 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

Network centric command and control system participates in RAAF combat exercise RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN, New South Wales, April 27, 2011 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Vigilare network centric command and control system has passed its last formal operational test. Testing took place at Royal Australian Air...

Boeing Statement on Santa Susana Federal Court Decision

April 26, 2011 6:40 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

SIMI HILLS, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) issued the following statement in response to today's ruling by Federal District Court in the Central District of California, overturning California Senate Bill 990 (SB 990), a state law governing the cleanup of Santa...

CA Rocket Crash Delays Kodiak Satellite Launch

April 26, 2011 4:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kodiak Launch Complex's scheduled May satellite blastoff has been delayed by a NASA investigation following a rocket similar to the one that would be used crashed after takeoff in March.NASA has grounded the Minotaur IV rocket due to its similarities to the Taurus XL rocket, which crashed...

Venezuela imposes tax on windfall oil prices

April 26, 2011 4:50 pm | by FABIOLA SANCHEZ - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Venezuela is imposing a windfall profits tax on royalties from oil projects when crude prices are above $40 a barrel, seeking to squeeze as much as $16 billion mostly out of foreign oil companies, the government said Tuesday.Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said the tax, which was decreed by...

H & R Block names former eBay exec as new CEO

April 26, 2011 3:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

H&R Block Inc., the nation's largest tax preparation company, said Tuesday that board member and former eBay executive William C. Cobb will become its new president and CEO, replacing Alan Bennett, who is retiring in September.Separately, the company said it prepared 6.1 percent more tax...

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