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GM spent $2.8M lobbying federal government in 1Q

April 20, 2009 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors Corp. spent $2.8 million lobbying the U.S. government in the first three months of 2009, while the company was surviving on $13.4 billion in federal loans, according to a government filing.The Detroit automaker said it spent the money lobbying a range of issues,...

Treasury bill rates fall at weekly auction

April 20, 2009 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction to the lowest levels since January.The Treasury Department auctioned $28 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.135 percent, down from 0.180 percent last week. Another $27 billion in six-month bills...

Wanted: Lone Star Engineer

April 20, 2009 12:33 pm | Videos | Comments

Kirk Abraham, Engineering Manager at MRI in Indianapolis, IN seeks out applicants for a motor design engineer guaranteeing long employment, open container law, and no income taxes.

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Fitch places Sun on positive ratings watch

April 20, 2009 12:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitch Ratings said Monday it has placed Sun Microsystems Inc. on watch for possible ratings upgrade following news of its planned $7.4 billion buyout by Oracle Corp.Fitch currently has an issuer default rating of "BBB-" —the lowest investment-grade rating — on Santa Clara,...

It’s Alive!

April 20, 2009 12:26 pm | Videos | Comments

Ant inspired hexapod robot .  Kâre Halvorsen demonstrates the A-Pod, and ant inspired hexapod robot.

McCumber named editor of 2 papers in Conn.

April 20, 2009 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hearst Newspapers has appointed the former managing editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as editor of The Advocate of Stamford and Greenwich Time.David McCumber also will become editorial director of Hearst's Connecticut Newspaper Group, which also includes the...

Pro ENGINEER Mankin

April 20, 2009 12:19 pm | Videos | Comments

Michael Campbell, Senior VP Product Management at PTC Studio introduces Pro/ENGINEER Mankin technology that allows customers to eliminate dependence on physical prototypes, ensure products conform to safety guidelines and standards, and helps them communicate complex human product issues that arise during product development.  

IBM stumbles on 1Q sales dip; profit beats Street

April 20, 2009 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM Corp.'s first-quarter results slipped as all its major business units suffered declines, but the company backed its bullish outlook for 2009 on Monday, reflecting its belief that a broad mix of services and software will help it weather the recession.The Armonk, N.Y.-based...

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Marketing To Engineers: It's Just Chicken

April 20, 2009 12:12 pm | Videos | Comments

Engineers see things in one of two ways: Things that need to be fixed now and things that will get fixed when they get a chance.  They aren't impressed with toys and shiny gimmicks. They want specs based off of reason. So, when trying to market to an engineer, skip the emotion and provide charts and graphs.  

iPod Controlled Car

April 20, 2009 12:04 pm | Videos | Comments

With a web server connected to an Arduino, a customer can control their car through the use of their iPod Touch phone. The car can be started and stopped, doors can be locked and unlocked, engine status can be checked, and locations can be tracked on google maps.  

Turbo Charging

April 20, 2009 11:59 am | Videos | Comments

Brian Cooley narrates the release of the new Ford Iosis Max. Cut from the cloth of Ford of Europe, the new Iosis Max is the Ford Focus redesigned.

Igniting Digital Power Market

April 20, 2009 11:52 am | Videos | Comments

Product Marketing Manager, Bill Hutchings, at Microchip Technology, introduces the ne dsPIC33F GS series of microcontrollers that help enable the digital market. The new series cuts BOMs in half and replace analog circuitry.

Demand for gold, dollar jumps as stocks tumble

April 20, 2009 11:43 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are seeking shelter in investments like gold and the dollar as stocks tumble on fresh concerns about soured loans at banks.Gold prices spiked while more economically sensitive commodities like energy and agriculture futures plunged.Meanwhile, the dollar gained footing...

Recharging Transportation

April 20, 2009 11:39 am | Videos | Comments

Aptera Motors introduces their version of an electric car. By eliminating the fourth wheel, efficiency is increased.  Company designers stress how today's economic challenges help open doors for employment opportunities, especially within the automotive industry, for the new energy economy of tomorrow.  

Oracle and Sun Microsystems at a glance

April 20, 2009 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some facts about Oracle Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., which Oracle plans to acquire for $7.4 billion:Oracle:— Founded: 1977 by Larry Ellison and two other programmers, Bob Miner and Edward Oates. Their first product was inspired by IBM's database software research in San Jose, Calif.—...

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