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Exploiting On-Machine Probing

April 21, 2009 1:28 pm | by Renishaw | Renishaw Inc. | Articles | Comments

Alp Aviation, (Eskisehir, Turkey), uses on-machine probing capabilities aided by Reinshaw’s Productivity+ software to reduce production cycle times by 50 percent.  

Earnings Preview: RadioShack Corp.

April 21, 2009 1:21 pm | by ASHLEY M. HEHER - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — RadioShack Corp. reports its first-quarter results on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp. reported dismal results for its fourth quarter, when sales sank because of...

Bright Automotive unveils 100 mpg hybrid truck

April 21, 2009 1:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — It sounds like a bright idea.Anderson, Ind.-based startup Bright Automotive on Tuesday unveiled the IDEA, a 100-mpg plug-in hybrid electric van that it is looking to sell to fleet customers such as businesses and government agencies.The automaker's goal is to produce 50,000 vehicles...

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Meltdown 101: Banks earnings under the microscope

April 21, 2009 1:21 pm | by STEPHEN BERNARD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market initially cheered better-than-expected earnings reports from major banks as signs that the beleaguered industry might be stabilizing. But investors got more skeptical this week after they had a closer look.Some banks posted one-time gains on the sale of investments...

Treasury completes $29.8B boost to AIG rescue

April 21, 2009 1:21 pm | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has completed the transaction providing nearly $30 billion more in support to American International Group Inc., minus $165 million in bonus payments.The Treasury Department also announced Tuesday that it has added Bank of America Corp. and Countrywide Home Loans...

Celebrity Tweeting

April 21, 2009 1:13 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

I recently read a CNN article and viewed a CNN Larry King clip discussing Ashton Kutcher gaining 1 million followers on his Twitter account. Let’s stop the presses and make plans for celebration.  

Minimally Invasive

April 21, 2009 12:51 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OMEGA  introduces the FW1000 series which are minimally invasive, low-cost segmented wedge flow sensors. 

Mexico oil output drops to 2.67 million barrels

April 21, 2009 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Crude production at Mexico's state-owned oil company dropped by about 8 percent in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period the year before amid declining reserves, the company said Tuesday.Oil production in the first three months of this year averaged 2.67 million...

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Yahoo's feeble 1Q triggers nearly 700 more layoffs

April 21, 2009 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo Inc.'s first-quarter results tread familiar ground as the Internet company's financial erosion triggered another round of layoffs and management promised better days ahead.With its three-year slump worsening, Yahoo said Tuesday that it will lay off nearly 700 workers....

Tightening Force of 245 (25) N(kfg)

April 21, 2009 12:39 pm | All Metric Small Parts | Product Releases | Comments

  All Metric Small Parts (aMsp) introduces a new series of corrosion resistant pull-down latches designed for various types of boxes and transportation equipment.

AMD posts deeper loss, shares fall

April 21, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s loss widened in the first quarter as demand and prices for its microprocessors slumped and charges for the biggest restructuring in the company's 40-year history took their toll.Its shares slipped 5 percent in after-hours trading on disappointing...

Survey: cost cuts to remain after recession eases

April 21, 2009 12:30 pm | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Salary freezes, bonus reductions and unpaid furloughs have surged in recent months as companies try to survive without layoffs, and a new survey found many businesses intend to keep the cost-cutting measures after the recession eases.Nearly 60 percent of the companies say they are...

Merck, Schering-Plough report Q1 revenue drops

April 21, 2009 12:25 pm | by LINDA A. JOHNSON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmakers Merck & Co. and Schering-Plough Corp., preparing to combine, both posted first-quarter sales declines Tuesday as the global recession and the stronger dollar weigh on an industry already weakened by growing generic competition.Much-larger Merck, which is buying...

Handheld Rotating Vane Anemometer

April 21, 2009 12:18 pm | Omega Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The OMEGA  HHF141 rotating vane anemometer is a high-quality instrument providing accurate air velocity measurements in harsh environments.

Innovative Alternative For Natural Convection

April 21, 2009 12:07 pm | Cool Innovations, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cool Innovations introduces a new line of flared pin fin heat sinks.

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