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S & P upgrades New Orleans' bond rating

April 21, 2009 11:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has boosted its bond rating for the city of New Orleans to investment grade, significant for the city as it continues recovering from Hurricane Katrina.After the 2005 storm, Standard & Poor's rated the city at below-investment grade, and an...

Gold prices dip as stocks move higher

April 21, 2009 11:49 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold prices dipped Tuesday as stocks moved higher. Oil prices were flat, while grain prices rose.Gold has largely been at the mercy of Wall Street in recent weeks, falling as stocks gain ground, and inching higher whenever the market stumbles.Though investors have been uneasy about...

Manifold Mount Versions

April 21, 2009 11:43 am | Beswick Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Beswick Engineering  (Greenland, NH) offers manifold mount versions of our award winning miniature pressure regulators.


Study: New leaders needed for RI economic agency

April 21, 2009 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State political leaders have failed to create a consistent economic growth strategy and the board that runs a state economic development agency should resign, a group impaneled by the governor said in a report released Tuesday.Gov. Don Carcieri had tasked the panel of...

Earnings Preview: AirTran

April 21, 2009 11:39 am | by HARRY R. WEBER - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — AirTran Holdings Inc., parent of discount carrier AirTran Airways, reports first-quarter results on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: The Orlando, Fla.-based company, which has its hub in Atlanta, is expected...

Pulsed & CW Fiber Laser Available

April 21, 2009 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

RPMC Lasers offers Manlight pulsed and CW fiber lasers in North America.

UL Recognized

April 21, 2009 11:22 am | Electri-Flex Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Electri-Flex announces that it has strengthened its innovative Liquatite flexible electrical conduit line with their new and improved Corrlok System.

Servo Flange Mounting

April 21, 2009 11:10 am | Asm Sensors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ASM introduces a new industrial grade sensor that provides a high resolution, linear output signal that is proportional to the inclination angle.


Chrysler lenders offer to swap $2.5B for equity

April 21, 2009 11:08 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — Banks and hedge funds that hold $6.9 billion in Chrysler LLC debt have proposed forgiving $2.5 billion of it in exchange for about a 40 percent stake a Chrysler-Fiat alliance, according to two people briefed on the proposal.One of the people said the lenders delivered their...

Overcomes Crosstalk Barrier

April 21, 2009 10:56 am | 3M Electronic Solutions Div. | Product Releases | Comments

3M (Austin, TX) introduces the patented “virtual coaxial box” shielding technology that reduces crosstalk experiences at 1- to 1.5-Bbps.

Regions Financial posts surprising 1Q profit

April 21, 2009 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Regions Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported a surprising first-quarter profit, driven by strong mortgage banking revenue and deposit growth. But loan losses at the regional bank continued to increase as consumers struggled to pay off their debts.Shares rose along with most...

Regulators suggest changes to credit card rules

April 21, 2009 10:53 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday proposed some clarifications to sweeping new rules designed to shield consumers from unfair credit card practices.The regulators recommended that key protections in the rules — including restrictions on interest rate increases — would continue to...

Lockheed CFO: Company accepts DOD decision on F-22

April 21, 2009 10:48 am | by STEPHEN MANNING - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive at Lockheed Martin Corp. indicated Tuesday that it has accepted the Pentagon's proposal to cap production of the defense contractor's F-22 fighter jet, the latest sign the job-heavy program may not be revived.Defense Secretary Robert Gates has proposed that the...

UL 94 Flammability Listing

April 21, 2009 10:47 am | Chem Polymer | Product Releases | Comments

Chem Polymer  introduces the new 25 percent glass fiber-reinforced nylon 6 compound that provides injection molders with an alternative to halogenated flame retardant (FR) formulations.

Delta, United parent post big 1Q losses

April 21, 2009 10:43 am | by HARRY R. WEBER - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Fee-weary travelers will get another dose of what they don't need, just in time for the peak summer season. Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday most passengers will have to pay $50 to check a second bag on international flights, as the carrier and the parent of United Airlines posted...


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