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Hitachi trims annual loss, sees return to profit

May 11, 2010 12:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hitachi Ltd., which makes everything from home appliances to nuclear reactors, narrowed its annual loss from record red ink the previous year and forecast it would return to profit for the first time in five years.The Japanese manufacturer said Tuesday its net loss was 106.9 billion yen ($1.2...

Sony shaves losses as it gears up for 3-D push

May 10, 2010 10:30 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. reports earnings for the fiscal year ended March 31 on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Sony's restructuring and cost cuts are paying off, with the company...

Samsung outlines $20.6 billion investment plan

May 10, 2010 9:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung said Tuesday it plans to invest 23.3 trillion won ($20.6 billion) over the next decade in technologies including solar cells and medical devices, aiming to boost sales and increase its work force by tens of thousands.The plan was agreed at a meeting Monday of top executives of...

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Bats' echolocation recorded for human exploit

May 10, 2010 9:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Institute of Physics) A team of British researchers has worked with six adult Egyptian fruit bats from Tropical World in Leeds to record and recreate their calls.

List of highest-paid CEOs for 2009

May 10, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2009 at Standard & Poor's 500 companies based on calculations by The Associated Press. The analysis includes companies that filed proxy statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission between Jan. 1 and April 30. The total pay figures are rounded. They are based...

List of lowest-paid CEOs for 2009

May 10, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 10 lowest-paid CEOs for 2009 at Standard & Poor's 500 companies based on calculations by The Associated Press. The analysis includes companies that filed proxy statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission between Jan. 1 and April 30. The total pay figures are rounded and are based on...

Denish raises $295,000 for campaign in past month

May 10, 2010 5:30 pm | by BARRY MASSEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Former state Republican Party chairman Allen Weh continues to pump his own money into the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, according to the latest campaign finance reports.Weh raised $341,000 during the past month, including a personal loan of $250,000. It brought to $1 million the...

Canadian earnings declared Monday: IGM Financial, Softchoice, TVA, Worldcolor

May 10, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earning declared Monday as of 4 p.m. ET:Ensign Energy Services Inc. (TSX:ESI): Three months ended March 31, 2010, $40,030, $0.26 a share; 2009, $72,686,000, $0.47 a share. Revenue: 2010, $352,839,000; 2009, $400,420,000.IGM Financial Inc. (TSX:IGM): Three months ended March 31, 2010,...

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Former provost Nesheim co-authors book on pet food

May 10, 2010 2:23 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell Provost Emeritus Malden Nesheim, longtime director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, has co-authored a book: 'Feed Your Pet Right: The Authoritative Guide to Feeding Your Dog and Cat.'

Broadridge 3Q net earnings down 39 percent

May 10, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology outsourcing company Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. said Monday fiscal third-quarter net income fell 39 percent as expenses and a loss from discontinued operations outweighed higher revenue.The Lake Success, N.Y., company reported net income of $24.9 million, or 18 cents per...

Research Shows Chemicals from Seaweed Can Kill Coral on Contact

May 10, 2010 1:23 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Field studies have shown for the first time that several common species of seaweeds in both the Pacific and Caribbean Oceans can kill corals upon contact using chemical means.

S & P upgrades Broadridge ratings

May 10, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Monday it raised its ratings on Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., concluding that the company's financial performance improved and management reduced financial risks.The Lake Success, N.Y.-based technology outsourcing company now carries an S&P...

Untangling the quantum entanglement behind photosynthesis

May 10, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley reserchers have carried out the first study in which the quantum phenomenon known as "entanglement" has been observed and characterized in a real biological system. Quantum entanglement is thought to be a critical factor behind the...

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Team of K-State Researchers Image Ester Modification of Microscopic Single Starch Granules, A Scientific First

May 10, 2010 12:22 pm | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Kansas State University researchers and collaborators applied microscopic chemical imaging to single modified starch granules at Brookhaven Lab's NSLS.

Utah gear maker acquired, to buy another company

May 10, 2010 11:30 am | by PAUL FOY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Outdoor gear maker Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. — which helped create an industry in Utah — will join a publicly traded company and buy Sacramento, Calif.-based Gregory Mountain Products Inc., a manufacturer of specialized backpacks.Black Diamond chief Peter Metcalf said the combination will...

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