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Mortgage company PHH returns to yearly profit

March 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mortgage company PHH Corp. on Monday reported that it returned to a profit in the fourth-quarter as the company cut costs and the volume of its loans grew.Shares jumped 11 percent as the company far exceeded Wall Street expectations.The company reported that it earned $97 million, or $1.74 per...

TSX-listed Corporate Dividends by Ex-Date for March 1 & March 2, 2010

March 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends by ex-date on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange for March 1 & March 2, 2010:AASTRA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (TSX: AAH ): Dividend of $ 0.2 ,expiring on March 1, 2010 CANADA LIFE FINANCIAL CORPORATION SER 'B' PR (TSX: CL.PR.B ): Dividend of $ 0.390625 ,expiring on...

When Utility Bills Attack!

March 1, 2010 9:25 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

It may come as a shock to my college math professor, but where my family's finances are concerned, I'm a budgeter. Just before a new month begins, I take some time to plan for the month's regular bills as well as any special events or holidays that might require setting some extra money...

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Violist Jennifer Stumm to perform at Brookhaven Lab March 17

March 1, 2010 9:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Violist Jennifer Stumm will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, March 17, at noon in Berkner Hall.

xG Presents Spectrum Improvement Options to FCC & Congress

March 1, 2010 9:14 am | News | Comments

Last week, representatives from xG® Technology presented well-received suggestions to the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet on improving spectrum usage. Both the FCC and Congress have expressed concern lately about spectrum availability. The xMax® mobile VoIP network developed by xG has the ability to significantly increase both usage and availability because it operates on unlicensed spectrum.

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Pixi discounts seen hurting Palm profits

March 1, 2010 9:02 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N) started offering a 50 percent discount on Palm Inc's (PALM.O) Pixi phone on the same day the handset maker cut its revenue target, raising profitability concerns. Palm shares fell 4 percent on Friday, following a 19 percent drop on Thursday when the company issued its warning for current-quarter and full-year revenue [ID:nN25246210].

Military allows Twitter, other social media

March 1, 2010 8:54 am | News | Comments

The Pentagon announced on Friday it has authorized the use Twitter, Facebook and other so-called "Web 2.0" sites across the U.S. military, saying the benefits of social media outweighed security concerns. The decision, which comes at a time of growing concern over cyber-security, applies only to the military's non-classified network.

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Edison International says 4Q profit fell

March 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California utility Edison International said on Monday that its fourth-quarter profit fell, but the results were still ahead of what it and analysts had expected.The company earned $212 million, or 65 cents per share, during the quarter that ended Dec. 31, down from $217 million, or 66 cents...

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Amicas to reconsider Merge Healthcare buyout offer

March 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amicas Inc., which provides health care information technology services, said Monday it will reconsider a $248 million buyout offer from Merge Healthcare Inc.The move is a reversal from last week. On Wednesday, the company rejected Merge's offer of $6.05 per share and urged shareholders to...

CompactRIO goes to Hollywood!

March 1, 2010 8:26 am | by National Instruments | News | Comments

On November 25, 2009, NI CompactRIO and DIAdem software made cameo appearances on one of the most popular scientific television shows of all time, MythBusters. When the Sweet Apps crew found out about the product sighting, we had to check it out for ourselves. In episode 133, Adam and...

New Scrutiny on Censorship Issues for U.S. Companies in China

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Now that Google has thrown down the gauntlet, American companies may find arguments about the need to obey local laws do not offer blanket protection from questions about conduct.

One Compliment, but Two Complaints

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

One reader tells the Haggler he loves Samsung’s customer service, but two others disagree.

Insider Trading Charge in China

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

A long-running scandal over the former Gome chairman’s alleged activities has already tarnished the careers of a series of Chinese officials.

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Aging Rocker Turns Pitchman in Germany

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

An advertising campaign featuring Alice Cooper that both satirizes and promotes modern technology has helped rescue sales at Saturn, a chain of electronics outlets that belongs to Metro Group.

Global Chip Sales Rise

March 1, 2010 8:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | News | Comments

Global semiconductor sales rose 0.3% in January from the previous month, but sales surged 47% from a year ago.

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