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Cellphone Alert System Announced in NYC

May 10, 2011 1:50 pm | by SAMANTHA GROSS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. government and local authorities will soon be able to reach people directly on their cellphones to warn them of imminent danger or alert them about missing children — even in the middle of a widespread emergency that overloads communications systems as happened after the Sept. 11...

Sanofi gets approval of flu shot with tiny needle

May 10, 2011 1:50 pm | by LINDA A. JOHNSON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The FDA has approved the first flu shot injected with a tiny needle into skin cells rather than muscle.Sanofi Pasteur said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's Fluzone Intradermal vaccine for adults 18 through 64 years old. It will be available for the 2011-12...

Google unveils cloud-based music service

May 10, 2011 1:50 pm | by BARBARA ORTUTAY - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Google Inc. unveiled its long-planned music service Tuesday, but it will likely need deals with the recording industry to reach its full potential.Called "Music Beta by Google," the service lets users store their tunes remotely and access them from any compatible device, including mobile...


Novel Bathroom System for Disabled uses Thermoplastic Alloy Sheet

May 10, 2011 1:43 pm | by Novel | News | Comments

The heart of the customizable Wyng bathing system is an innovative shower bench that combines the seating area occupied by the toilet and the shower area in the same space. In most cases, it is installed in an existing bathroom, thus eliminating the need for major demolition and substantially reducing cost.

Membrane Keypad Access Controller

May 10, 2011 1:13 pm | by Southco | Product Releases | Comments

Southco’s controller eliminates the need for mechanical keys and delivers enhanced security, customization, and styling.

Market Leader to Present at D. A. Davidson Conference

May 10, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Market Leader, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEDR) today announced that it is scheduled to present to the 13th annual D. A. Davidson Financial Services Conference in Seattle on May 11, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Audio of the investor presentation by Market Leader CEO...

Appeals court in NYC puts Chevron on defensive

May 10, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals panel in New York has forced energy company Chevron to defend its actions in U.S. litigation stemming from a dispute over damage done decades ago to the Ecuadorean rain forest.The exchange took place Tuesday after lawyers for Ecuadoreans who won an $18 billion judgment in...

TiVo to Report First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

May 10, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) announced today that it will release financial results for first quarter ending April 30, 2011 after market close on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.TiVo will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the first quarter financial and operating results as well as guidance...


Lawsuit targets lost benefits by retired GM execs

May 10, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 100 former General Motors executive are suing the company, saying their pension benefits were illegally cut.The cuts were made in 2009 while GM was trying to rebuild itself in bankruptcy court. The Detroit News says the plaintiffs include former vice president John Middlebrook, who...

Perrigo settles lotion patent suit with Nycomed

May 10, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Over-the-counter drug maker Perrigo Co. said Tuesday that it has agreed to settle litigation filed against it by Nycomed US over that company's Cutivate lotion, which is used to treat dermatitis.Perrigo will license the relevant patents in order to be able to develop and launch a generic...

Quest agrees to $241M Calif. Medicaid settlement

May 10, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics Inc. has agreed to pay $241 million to resolve a civil lawsuit over California Medicaid payments.The Madison, N.J., company said late Monday that it is settling a lawsuit that alleged that Quest didn't comply with California regulations, leading the...

Massey faces more lawsuits from W.Va. explosion

May 10, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Massey Energy Co. says it's facing more lawsuits filed by miners and the families of miners killed in the Upper Big Branch mine explosion a year ago.Richmond, Va.-based Massey says in a regulatory filing Tuesday the number of wrongful death suits has increased to 13. The company says it also...

NY top court reinstates product liability suit

May 10, 2011 11:50 am | by MICHAEL VIRTANEN - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

New York's top court on Tuesday reinstated a Manhattan restaurant worker's product liability lawsuit over a lye-crystal drain cleaner, concluding that the companies behind it have to do more than simply state the chemical compound is inherently dangerous and everyone knows it.Yun Tung Chow, who...

In a lousy year for ratings, NBC finds its 'Voice'

May 10, 2011 11:50 am | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

After a year spent mostly in the wilderness, NBC may have found its voice."The Voice," the network's new talent show, had an audience of 12.6 million viewers for its second episode last week, the Nielsen Co. said. That was up 7 percent from its premiere — making it the first new series on the...

Ground broken in Va for methane-to-gas plant

May 10, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ground has been broken for a new power plant in Richmond that will convert methane gas from a landfill into electricity.The 6.4-megawatt plant will be built by Fortistar at a Republic Services Inc. landfill in Richmond. Old Dominion Electric Cooperative will buy the electricity it produces.The...


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