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Colo. Ball Aerospace plant to supply F-35 antennas

June 30, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. says its expanded manufacturing center outside Denver will help it supply antennas for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft that Lockheed Martin is building.Ball held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the plant in Westminster. A $14.6 million expansion...

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WellPoint names Pepsi executive to board

June 30, 2011 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer WellPoint Inc. has appointed PepsiCo Inc. executive Robert L. Dixon Jr. as a board member.Dixon is PepsiCo's senior vice president and chief information officer."His extensive experience in the information technology and consumer products industries will bring valuable insight to...

Lilly pitches plan to overcome key patent losses

June 30, 2011 7:50 am | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly & Co., only months away from losing patent protection for its top-selling drug, told investors Thursday the keys to overcoming this and other patent losses lie in its own labs and emerging markets like China.The company noted it has 33 potential drugs in mid- or late-stage testing in...

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Tests Show Wireless Network Could Harm GPS Systems

June 30, 2011 7:50 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Test results filed with federal regulators Thursday show that a proposed high-speed wireless broadband network being planned by a Virginia company could interfere with GPS systems.

Conn. tax office trying to spread word about hikes

June 30, 2011 7:50 am | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut tax department employees have been busy combing through the Yellow Pages and reaching out to business-related organizations, even the American Kennel Club, to get the word out about a bevy of new taxes set to take effect on Friday.Many business owners may not realize that state will...

Insurer Humana Inc. won't hire smokers in Arizona

June 30, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. says it will begin testing all Arizona job applicants for tobacco use, and those who light up won't get the gig.The company says it will test new workers for nicotine use starting Friday, using a pre-employment urine drug screen.Humana implemented a tobacco ban for...

Florida nuclear plant repairs will cost billions

June 30, 2011 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Progress Energy ratepayers could be on the hook for as much as $560 million to fix a containment wall gap at Florida's Crystal River nuclear plant.That's just what insurance won't cover. The electric utility's plan for repairs at the plant could cost upward of $2 billion. Progress Energy...

Unique Seal Design from Minnesota Rubber and Plastics

June 30, 2011 7:47 am | by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics | News | Comments

Fluid delivery through IV devices for medicating animals can be a difficult procedure for veterinarians. A patented product called the Flex-coil Swivel System makes the process easy, safe for the animal and less labor intensive for the veterinarian.

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Lilly touts plan to overcome key patent losses

June 30, 2011 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly & Co. stands months away from losing patent protection for its top-selling drug and is telling investors the keys to overcoming this and other patent losses lie in its own labs and emerging markets like China.Lilly executives say they have 33 drug molecules in mid- or late-stage testing....

Texas wetland restoration could be model for Gulf

June 30, 2011 6:50 am | by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Brown pelicans, long-necked egrets, flamingo-like roseate spoonbills and squawking seagulls fly lazily around a Texas Gulf Coast island. Nearby, a toddler-aged wetland seeded with marsh grass completes the ecosystem, its thousands of inhabitants unaware their home is a manmade creation dredged...

Thinking Outside the Box by Training Employees in the Cube

June 30, 2011 6:12 am | by Patrick Michel, Vice President, DELMIA Industry Solutions & Marketing, Dassault Systèmes | Dassault Systems Of America | Articles | Comments

While there’s a general public perception that the manufacturing sector is struggling, most people within the industry know that it’s simply not true. In May, the Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index reported that economic activity in the sector expanded for the 22 nd consecutive month.

Corcept says FDA accepts its Corlux application

June 30, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corcept Therapeutics Inc. said Thursday that regulators accepted its application to market the drug Corlux as a treatment for the rare disease Cushing's Syndrome.Corcept said the Food and Drug Administration expects to decide whether to approve Corlux by Feb. 17. The company filed for approval...

Wabtec buys GE's rail car parts business

June 30, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rail industry parts maker Wabtec Corp. said Thursday that it has acquired a railcar parts replacement business from GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Co.Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Wabtec said the business has annual sales of about $15 million. It makes parts for...

Vivus files for FDA approval of impotence drug

June 30, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The drugmaker Vivus Inc. said Thursday it filed for marketing approval of its impotence drug avanafil.The company's application is based on several late-stage clinical trials showing the drug improved erectile function. Vivus has worldwide rights to avanafil except in some Asian Pacific Rim...

Consol to close idled Pa. mine permanently

June 30, 2011 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consol Energy Inc. says that it will close a mine near Washington, Pa., which hasn't produced coal since early 2009.Consol said late Wednesday the closure will save it about $18 million per year before taxes.Closing the mine will cause one-time expenses of $116 million before taxes, including...

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