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Laptop, TV sales help juice Best Buy's 4Q profit

March 25, 2010 5:31 am | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Better sales of notebook computers and flat-panel TVs helped Best Buy's fourth-quarter earnings rise 37 percent, the electronics retailer said Thursday.The news sent shares up nearly 7 percent in premarket trading.Profit for the three months ended Feb. 27 rose to $779 million, or $1.82 per...

QHR Completes $1,040,000 Private Placement

March 25, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QHR Technologies Inc. ("QHR" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: QHR) is pleased that the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted QHR's $1,040,000 non-brokered private placement for filing documentation on March 22, 2010. The Company announced the private placement on March 10, 2010 and completed the private...

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Perceptron Launches New Website

March 25, 2010 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP), a leading provider of non-contact measurement and inspection solutions for industrial and commercial applications, announced today the launch of its new corporate website, www.perceptron.com (http://www.perceptron.com) , to better reflect its current business and...

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Development Kit Jump Starts DSP Designs

March 25, 2010 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Development Kit from Avnet enables users to focus on the unique value of their design with an easy entry point for using FPGAs for DSP.

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Best Buy 4th quarter profit rises

March 25, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Better sales of notebook computers and flat-panel TVs helped Best Buy's fourth-quarter earnings rise 37 percent, the electronics retailer said Thursday.The news sent shares up nearly 8 percent in premarket trading.Profit for the three months ended Feb. 27 rose to $779 million, or $1.82 per...

Haemonetics completes tender offer for Global Med

March 25, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Blood collection and processing systems maker Haemonetics Inc. said Thursday it completed the $60 million tender offer for Global Med Technologies Inc.The company said last month that it would buy the health information technology company for $1.22 per share, and its preferred stock at about...

What Did You Learn About Your State's Energy Profile?

March 25, 2010 4:23 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

On Tuesday, Amy pointed you to some resources that will help you learn more about your state's energy profile. Check out some of the resources she mentioned, and tell us:

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More women in top jobs key to economic growth, says EU report

March 25, 2010 3:27 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

Only one in 10 board members of Europe's biggest listed companies is a woman and all central bank governors in the EU are male. The economy would benefit by having full representation of both men and women in top positions, says a new report presented by the European Commission today. It...

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Turkey - OECD welcomes efforts to tackle bribery in international business deals

March 25, 2010 12:25 am | by OECD | News | Comments

Turkey has made significant progress in its efforts to combat bribery in international business deals by fully implementing all but one of the recommendations made by the OECD Working Group on Bribery since 2007, earning praise from the other 37 countries that are Party to the OECD...

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Zain Board Approves Bharti Sale

March 24, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Kuwait telecommunications firm Zain has approved the sale of most of its African assets to India's Bharti Airtel for approximately $9 billion.

On Apple's Board, Fewer Independent Voices

March 24, 2010 6:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

The death of Apple director Jerome York has left the company with fewer independent voices, putting it in conflict with its own rules and renewing concerns about directors' ability to oversee Steve Jobs.

US Web company Go Daddy stops selling domain names in China; rival made similar step in Dec.

March 24, 2010 5:30 pm | by Joelle Tessler@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two U.S. companies that sell Internet addresses to Web sites said Wednesday they had stopped registering new domain names in China because the Chinese government has begun demanding pictures and other identification documents from their customers.One of the domain name companies, Go Daddy Inc.,...

Newspaper ad revenue plummets to 1986 level

March 24, 2010 2:30 pm | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Newspaper advertising revenue plunged 27 percent last year to its lowest level since 1986, according to figures released Wednesday, reflecting the toll of the recession and a media shift that's driving more marketing dollars to the Internet.Newspapers sold $27.6 billion worth of ads in 2009, a...

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Kit Invites Energy Harvesting and Wireless Exploration

March 24, 2010 2:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Echoflex Solutions introduced the EEK200C Evaluation Kit. The kit enables integrators and OEMs to explore EnOcean wireless energy harvesting technologies within the context of their own buildings. Encapsulated in the kit are the

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Three U.S. IPOs Climb

March 24, 2010 1:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Radio-frequency semiconductor company MaxLinear, broadband-access equipment maker Calix Networks and First Interstate BancSystem made swift gains on their debuts.

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