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NYT Co. chief calls Globe negotiations 'critical'

April 21, 2009 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co.'s CEO says the fate of the money-losing Boston Globe could hinge on "critical" talks with the unions representing most of the newspaper's employees.In a Tuesday review of the Times Co.'s first-quarter losses, CEO Janet Robinson refused to provide any details...

AP Exclusive: Fed tests harder on regional banks

April 21, 2009 9:21 am | by DANIEL WAGNER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is giving Wall Street banks a helping hand. But this time it's not a handout.The federal bank "stress tests" rate the individual loans held by big regional banks as riskier than the complex troubled assets held by the industry titans, according to a Federal Reserve...

Judge reconsiders ruling on mine near Marquette

April 21, 2009 9:21 am | by JOHN FLESHER - AP Environmental Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A judge has agreed to take another look at her decision to allow the lease of 120 acres of state land for a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula.Ingham County Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield acknowledged last week she had not properly considered whether the...

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EU clears Danish, Swedish postal firms' merger

April 21, 2009 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Danish and Swedish postal services received EU permission to merge Tuesday but must sell off their Danish parcel delivery business to avoid antitrust concerns, the European Commission said.The new company — controlled jointly by the Danish and Swedish governments — will be...

10,000 psi Max Pressure Rating

April 21, 2009 9:18 am | Noshok, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

NOSHOK introduces 100 & 150 Series Hard Seat & Soft Tip Mini Valves that are small in size, but deliver serious strength and durability. 

NY regulators approve Constellation reactor sale

April 21, 2009 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators have approved a French company's acquisition of three nuclear power plants in upstate New York.In February, U.S. regulators approved a $4.5 billion offer by French power giant EdF to buy nearly half of Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Group Inc.'s...

Incorporates V-Groove Guide Rollers

April 21, 2009 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Modern Linear Inc. introduces the Vector Trio linear guide system.

Advanced Design For Industrial Apps

April 21, 2009 8:48 am | Eaton Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Eaton Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA) announces View Series of photoelectric sensors, comprised of the new IntelliViewTM and NanoViewTM product families.

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Humanity's earliest written works go online

April 21, 2009 8:46 am | by ANGELA CHARLTON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — National libraries and the U.N. education agency put some of humanity's earliest written works online Tuesday, from ancient Chinese oracle bones to the first European map of the New World.U.S. Librarian of Congress James Billington said the idea behind the World Digital Library is not...

Britain wins EU OK to guarantee banks' securities

April 21, 2009 8:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain won European Union regulatory approval Tuesday to guarantee up to 50 billion pounds ($73 billion) of banks' bad assets, part of the government's program urging banks to step up lending.The EU's antitrust chief Neelie Kroes said she was satisfied that the program would help...

Moody's may cut Ireland's gov't-insured bank debts

April 21, 2009 8:30 am | by SHAWN POGATCHNIK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN (AP) — Ratings agency Moody's warned Tuesday it soon could cut its credit grades on the government-insured debts of all six locally owned banks in Ireland, citing growing concerns about the country's ability to keep funding its own debts.The action came on a day when Ireland's debt managers,...

Motor Coach emerges from bankruptcy protection

April 21, 2009 8:20 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Motor Coach Industries Inc., which makes commuter buses and luxury motor coaches, says it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a new majority owner.The Schaumburg, Ill.-based company operates a bus plant in Pembina, in northeast North Dakota that employs...

Earnings Preview: The Hershey Co.

April 21, 2009 7:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hershey, the nation's second-leading candy maker, reports earnings for the first quarter on Thursday morning. The following is a summary of key developments related to the period.OVERVIEW: The Hershey Co. has put together a string of three strong quarters and appears to have...

Earnings Preview: Marriott International Inc.

April 21, 2009 7:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Hotel operator Marriott International Inc. reports earnings for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the 12-week period that ended March 27.OVERVIEW: The hotel industry faces a difficult environment as...

Earnings Preview: Royal Caribbean

April 21, 2009 7:34 am | by KRISTEN A. LEE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. reports earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Royal Caribbean's first quarter encompassed the cruise industry's all-important "wave...

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