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Liquor company Brown-Forman to cut 250 jobs

April 20, 2009 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Executives at liquor company Brown-Forman Corp. said Monday they will trim their work force about 6 percent among other cuts expected to save up to $25 million a year as they prepare for "uncertain and challenging" times.Other belt-tightening efforts at the company behind...

ZigBee Production Test Solution

April 20, 2009 10:26 am | News | Comments

SeaSolve Software announces their latest version of an automated ZigBee production test solution based on a parallel processing architecture.  By incorporating parallel processing into the ZigBee production test solution, SeaSolve is able to achieve reduced test times and cost with improved reliability, accuracy and efficient usage of the underlying RF hardware.  

Earnings Preview: Yum Brands Inc.

April 20, 2009 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Yum Brands Inc. reports earnings for the fiscal first quarter on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Yum Brands, which operates the Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC chains, has seen sales rise in recent months as...

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DirecTV CEO gets 2008 pay of $6.2M, down 77 pct.

April 20, 2009 10:21 am | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief executive of DirecTV Group Inc., the nation's largest satellite TV provider, received a pay package worth $6.2 million last year, down 77 percent from his 2007 compensation, according an analysis of a regulatory filing by The Associated Press.The decline in Chase...

Cheap And Flexible Electronics

April 20, 2009 10:18 am | News | Comments

Flexible display screens and cheap solar cells can become a reality through research and development in organic electronics. Physicists at Umeå University in Sweden have now developed a new and simple method for producing cheap electronic components.  "The method is simple and can therefore be of interest for future mass production of cheap electronics," says physicist Ludvig Edman.  

New Design And Engineering Service

April 20, 2009 10:09 am | News | Comments

Devi Consultancy Services announces a new design and engineering service to the general engineering community dedicated to advancing the conversion of ideas to reality in new product development activities. The full service design and engineering program features new product development, 2D to 3D CAD conversions, rapid prototyping, special machine design and build, and CAE/FEA capabilities.

America’s Economic Tether

April 20, 2009 9:45 am | by Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO | Blogs | Comments

I'd be happy to promote an across the board agenda of "Buy American" if the results were as simple and positive as they are often made out to be: if only we just put our money in our own backyards, America's financial straits would be corrected. It's just a matter of more money here, right? If only it were that easy...  

Fannie Mae board elevates Williams to CEO spot

April 20, 2009 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae said Monday its board of directors tapped the company's chief operating officer, Michael J. Williams, to take over as chief executive of the mortgage finance company in the wake of the previous CEO's move to the Treasury Department.In addition to being CEO, Williams...

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Cut-rate prepaid plans shake up wireless industry

April 20, 2009 9:35 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — As wireless carriers start reporting first-quarter results this week, investors will be looking at the effects of some spectacular price cuts for prepaid cell phone service.That's a change from recent years, when flashy new phones and data services hogged the spotlight. This year,...

Make that E-Hobbit: Digital Tolkien arrives

April 20, 2009 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A major new name has been added to the digital library: J.R.R. Tolkien.E-versions of the late author's multimillion-selling "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy were released Monday, with "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun" planned for next month and other works expected...

Lubrizol expects to report decline in 1Q profit

April 20, 2009 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — Specialty chemical company Lubrizol Corp. said Monday it expects to post a slight decline in its first-quarter profit when it reports results later this month.The Wickliffe, Ohio-based company expects to earn about 95 cents per share, including a restructuring charge of about 11...

Earnings preview: 1Q loss seen for NY Times Co.

April 20, 2009 9:10 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AP () — — The New York Times Co., the owner of one of the world's most respected newspapers, is scheduled to report its first-quarter results before the market opens Tuesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Publishing all the news...

Kellogg to settle FTC charges of false advertising

April 20, 2009 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Kellogg Co. has agreed to settle federal charges that it falsely advertised the benefits for children of eating Frosted Mini-Wheats, the Federal Trade Commission announced Monday.A proposed consent agreement would bar Kellogg from making misleading claims for its...

Sheet Metal Prototyping Done Right

April 20, 2009 9:03 am | by Aaron Lahann, Sr. Process Engineer, Airtronics Metal Products, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Your company has just designed a great product, and it's your responsibility to take it from the drawing board to a working prototype in sheet metal. You need a prototype fast, and you need it done right. You'd prefer to use the same vendor from prototype through final production. To increase the chances of your project's success, here are key steps to take when selecting and working with a sheet metal fabrication vendor.  

Earnings Preview: Altria Group Inc.

April 20, 2009 9:00 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Altria Group Inc. reports first-quarter results on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, said in February that its adjusted profit will...

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