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Get Your Sustainable Nonsense Out of My Backyard

May 2, 2011 12:52 pm | by Kim Ukura, Associate Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

Residents of New Jersey are getting burned by their local power utility, which began installing solar panels in residential neighborhoods across the state. Should ugly but socially good products trump an investment in product design?

US auto sales expected to jump 19 percent in April

May 2, 2011 12:51 pm | by SHARON SILKE CARTY - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Car buyers worried about vehicle shortages this summer are coming into dealerships earlier than they'd planned, dealers say, ensuring they can get the car they want.April sales, which will be reported Tuesday, are expected to be up 19 percent compared with last year, and dealers say the...

Southwest buys AirTran, grows even bigger

May 2, 2011 12:50 pm | by DAVID KOENIG - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Airlines is looking more and more like the big airlines it loves to needle.The once-quirky upstart flies to the big, busy airports it used to shun. It lets travelers cut in front of the boarding line — for a fee. Its overhauled frequent-flier program is more complicated, like others...

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L-3 gets computing contract from SOCOM

May 2, 2011 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. said on Monday that it has gotten an $84.9 million contract to manage computer systems for U.S. Special Operations Command.The work will be done by L-3's Stratis division and could be worth up to $400 million if all options are exercised and...

Arch Coal to buy rival Int'l Coal Group for $3.4B

May 2, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) — Arch Coal Inc. said Monday it will buy rival International Coal Group Inc. in a $3.4 billion cash deal designed to exploit growing demand for high-priced coal used to manufacture steel.St. Louis-based Arch said the combined companies would be America's second...

Localcom launches daily deal website Spreebird

May 2, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Local.com Corp., the owner and operator of a local search site reaching 20 million consumers a month, said Monday that it has launched Spreebird.com, a daily deal website that offers online coupons from local merchants.Initially Spreebird.com will offer deals in Denver, Philadelphia and Orange...

Railroads reach tentative deal with largest union

May 2, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The major U.S. freight railroads have reached a tentative five-year deal with their largest union, which represents 38,000 workers.The deal between the railroads' National Carriers' Conference Committee and the United Transportation Union, whose members include brakemen and conductors, was...

Detroit's exodus will continue without a revival

May 2, 2011 11:50 am | by COREY WILLIAMS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

For over a month, Detroit has been reeling from new census numbers that showed the city lost more population in the last 10 years than anyone realized — 230,000 or about 25 percent. City officials are trying to get the estimate increased, arguing that thousands of residents went uncounted.More...

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Earnings Preview: AOL to issue 1Q results

May 2, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet company AOL Inc. is slated to report its first-quarter results on Wednesday morning before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Signs that AOL's turnaround strategy is working.Since splitting from Time Warner Inc. in late 2009, AOL has been working to revitalize its business by doing...

FDA OKs new diabetes pill from Boehringer, Lilly

May 2, 2011 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a new diabetes pill from Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly for patients who can't control their blood sugar with older medicines.The agency approved Tradjenta tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes, which affects 24 million people in the...

Chrysler Turns First Profit Since Bankruptcy

May 2, 2011 11:08 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

For the first time in nearly seven years, Detroit's car companies are all making money again.

Global Product Development Approach Spurs Collaboration

May 2, 2011 11:05 am | by Siemens PLM Software | News | Comments

A Harvard Business Review study sponsored by Siemens PLM Software of more than 1,200 global enterprises underscores the value and impact of PLM to share updates, reuse data, and streamline processes.

Robotics Competition Comes to a Close

May 2, 2011 11:03 am | by AP | Articles | Comments

will.i.am and Dean Kamen matched robotic wits and Morgan Freeman refereed a robotics match as 11,000 students and their robots competed in Dean Kamen's Annual International Robotics Celebration, April 28-30

AK Steel announces surcharge of $435 per ton

May 2, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AK Steel will add a $435 per-ton surcharge to its electrical steel products shipped in June to cover raw material costs.The steel company said Monday that it based its surcharge on reported prices in April for the raw materials and energy it used to manufacture products. The company makes...

Watson Pharma launches generic of J & J's Concerta

May 2, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it has started selling an authorized generic version of Johnson & Johnson's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta.Watson said sales of Concerta, or methylphenidate, totaled $1.5 billion in the year that ended Feb. 28.Concerta is to treat...

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