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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...

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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...

Judge to consider argument on mine near Marquette

April 21, 2009 10:43 am | by JOHN FLESHER - AP Environmental Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A judge has agreed to consider another argument from activists suing to void the lease of 120 acres of state land for a nickel and copper mine in the Upper Peninsula.Ingham County Circuit Judge Paula Manderfield in March upheld the Department of Natural Resources'...

Regional banks saddled with more loan losses in 1Q

April 21, 2009 10:43 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Midsize and regional banks are finding themselves in the same predicament as big names like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan: Facing more losses as more people fall behind on their loans.Banks like KeyCorp, Huntington Bancshares Inc., Comerica Inc. and Zions Bancorp are reporting losses...

Lawmakers to re-examine Internet-sharing software

April 21, 2009 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is reopening its investigation of Internet services that let computer users distribute music and movies online amid reports the same software was exploited to gain unauthorized access to government and private data.The House Oversight and Government Reform...

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2-Bit ARM Instruction Set

April 21, 2009 10:30 am | Sealevel Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Sealevel Systems introduces the SBC-R9 single board computer that delivers RISC computing power combined with a wealth of I/O features in a compact footprint.

Snap-In Mounting

April 21, 2009 10:18 am | Nkk Switches, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches is expanding its product line of rocker-style switches by introducing the CWSC Series of miniature, illuminated rockers.

Controls Brush DC & Brushless EC Motors

April 21, 2009 10:03 am | Maxon Precision Motors | Product Releases | Comments

maxon motor presents an OEM version to the digital positioning controllers of the EPOS family. 

No price hike on 2010 Prius; cheaper model to come

April 21, 2009 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. said it won't change the price tag on its next-generation Prius when the hybrid hits U.S. showrooms in late May and will release an even cheaper version later this year, as the automaker aims to compete with the latest hybrid from rival Honda Motor Co.Toyota said...

“Metal Parts” For Belt Drives

April 21, 2009 9:47 am | Brecoflex Co., L.L.C. | Product Releases | Comments

BRECOflex (Eatontown, NJ) introduces a break through in regard to the lead time for “Metal Parts” for the timing belt industry.  

Flexible Circuit Available For Soldering

April 21, 2009 9:35 am | Dkn Research | Product Releases | Comments

DKN Research develops a new thick film circuits system on thin flexible substrate available for soldering. 

France's PPR Q1 sales down 2.6 percent

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

PARIS (AP) — Luxury goods group PPR SA, owner of Puma, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, said Tuesday that sales fell 2.6 percent to euro4.78 billion ($6.21 billion) from euro4.90 billion in the first quarter after a weak performance at its Conforama furniture chain and FNAC book and music...

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