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Mission NewEnergy shares down after IPO

April 20, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Australian biofuels provider Mission NewEnergy Ltd. fell Wednesday afternoon in their first day of trading after a U.S. initial public stock offering.Early in the afternoon the shares were down 9 percent to $8.18 while the broader markets rallied. During the day they traded in a range...

Directors slam $30 early release home video offer

April 20, 2011 10:50 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Big-name Hollywood action flick directors including James Cameron and Michael Bay have come out guns-ablazing against a plan by studios to make new release movies available to rent in homes just two months after debuting in theaters.They slammed the offering, being made available starting...

Residents want Alpha to stop mining near homes

April 20, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A coalition of coalfield residents in Virginia and West Virginia is asking Alpha Natural Resources Inc. to halt mountaintop removal and other surface mining near their homesRadical Action for Mountain People's Survival planned to present letters to Abingdon-based Alpha on Wednesday asking the...


Blankenship's 2010 pay fell 48 percent at Massey

April 20, 2011 10:50 am | by TIM HUBER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Retired Massey Energy Co. chief Don Blankenship's total compensation fell 48 percent in 2010 as he tried to right the struggling company following the nation's deadliest coal mine explosion in decades, an Associated Press analysis of a regulatory filing shows.Blankenship earned just over $9...

Hyundai to guarantee trade-in value of new cars

April 20, 2011 10:50 am | by DEE-ANN DURBIN - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. said Wednesday it will guarantee the trade-in price of new cars sold in the U.S. starting May 1.Analysts said it's the first time an auto company has made such a guarantee. While the program probably won't cost Hyundai much, it will likely increase the number of return...

Google's Eric Schmidt gets big raise as former CEO

April 20, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt got a huge raise after he gave up the top job to take on a new role at the company.Google Inc. boosted Schmidt's annual salary from a dollar to $1.25 million on April 4 when he turned the CEO job over to co-founder Larry Page.Schmidt is focusing on acquisitions...

Navistar parts unit to bring back 150 workers

April 20, 2011 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heavy truck and parts manufacturer Navistar International Corp. said Wednesday that its engine parts business in Indianapolis will bring back 150 laid-off workers by June.The business, called PurePower Technologies LLC, also plans to hire 100 more workers by 2014 at the Indianapolis foundry,...

Boeing to Fight NLRB Complaint Backed by Union

April 20, 2011 10:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

CHICAGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company said it will vigorously contest a complaint brought before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today by the leadership of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).  The complaint challenges Boeing's...


A French Circus Bike

April 20, 2011 10:03 am | by Make Magazine | Videos | Comments

“The Expert Level” is a dual-swivel, uni-bike that combines a unicycle, BMX, and swing cycle.

Large Credit Union Latest to Offer Advantage of the Consumer-Focused HarmonyLoan

April 20, 2011 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Mortgage Harmony Corp., a provider of innovative residential mortgage products, today announced HEW Federal Credit Union now offers the HarmonyLoan, allowing members to change their rate with just one click. Established in 1936, HEW Federal Credit Union...

Pfizer makes China plans with Shanghai Pharma

April 20, 2011 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, plans to pursue increased business in China with Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.The companies said in a statement that they signed a memorandum of understanding that includes selling and distributing "an innovative Pfizer product" in China. Pfizer...

Report: Drilling fluid spilled at Pa. gas well

April 20, 2011 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Operators have lost control of a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania, leading to a spill of fluids used in the drilling process.Bradford County emergency officials say thousands of gallons of tainted water have spilled from a Chesapeake Energy Corp. well site near Canton since early...

Toyota prepares to halt output across Europe

April 20, 2011 9:50 am | by SELCAN HACAOGLU - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp.'s auto assembly factory in Turkey was preparing to halt production as part of an eight-day suspension across Europe because of parts shortages, a senior official said Wednesday.Toyota said Wednesday its factories in China will also reduce production because of disruptions in...

Talks fail, company to close Iowa plant

April 20, 2011 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Tennessee-based company has decided to close its Clinton plant, eliminating 135 jobs in eastern Iowa.The plastics workers union and Thomas & Betts Corp. had been discussing ways to keep open the plant instead of moving its production of electrical outlet boxes to Tennessee plants in Portland...

Tiny camera provides no sign of trapped miner yet

April 20, 2011 9:50 am | by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A tiny camera inserted into open space behind tons of collapsed rock and debris has so far found no sign of a missing silver miner in Idaho, a spokeswoman for the mining company said Wednesday.The camera is designed to work in plumbing pipes and is not capable of immediately giving a...


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