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Politics and retail a no-win mix

March 9, 2010 2:30 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

Guns. Religion. Abortion. These are the no-win arguments that spoil family gatherings — and the stuff of retailers' nightmares.Starbucks has found itself in the middle of just such an argument as its stores became forums for demonstrations by both pro-gun and gun-control advocates. All for a...

Sony to start selling 3-D TVs in June

March 8, 2010 10:30 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling 3-D televisions in June, joining a competitive industrywide push to convince consumers to embrace the technology for their living rooms.The Japanese electronics giant, known for its PlayStation 3 game consoles and Bravia flat-screen TVs, will offer...

Life sciences gets push from Mo. policymakers

March 8, 2010 3:30 pm | by MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

State and regional economies can benefit from Missouri's push into biotechnology and the life sciences, Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday."There is no sector of our economy riper for opportunity than the life sciences," the Democratic governor said, speaking to about 300 scientists and businesspeople...

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H & R Block 3Q profit rises despite fewer returns

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

H&R Block Inc. on Monday said its fiscal third quarter profit rose 7 percent, as lower costs offset a revenue drop that stemmed from handling fewer returns.For the three months ended Jan. 31, the nation's largest tax preparer earned $50.6 million, or 15 cents per share, compared with $47.4...

Discovery likely to produce abundant adult stem cells

March 8, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered a way to grow copious amounts of adult stem cells that will likely revolutionize bone marrow transplants, organ regeneration, and therapies for organs.

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Enghouse Systems increases quarterly dividend, reports Q1 profit of $1.9M

March 8, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enghouse Systems Ltd. increased its quarterly dividend by a penny to four cents per share Monday as it reported its first-quarter profit more than doubled compared with a year ago.The business software company (TSX:ESL) said it earned $1.9 million or eight cents per share for the three months...

Mama always said "Feed Your Guests." Thanks Michelle, I will.

March 8, 2010 12:22 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

When I was first considering starting a SolidWorks User Group in Central Texas, I turned to Michelle Pillers of the Seattle Area SolidWorks Power Users Group (SASPUG) for advice.  Michelle was kind enough to send me a wonderfull email full of great ideas.  One...

Canadian firm wins U.S. Marine Corps parts contract worth US$41.5M

March 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada has won a US$41.5-million contract to supply spare parts to the U.S. Marines Corps for their RG-31 Mk5E vehicles, the company said Monday.The Canadian unit of U.S. defence contractor General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD) won a contract last month to build 250...

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TSX-listed Corporate Dividends and Distributions Declared Mar. 08, 2010

March 8, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Mar. 08, 2010.Sentry Select Primary Metals Corp. Cl 'a' (TSX:PME): $0.07. Payable Mar 15. Record Feb 26.Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE): $0.05. Payable Apr 01. Record Mar 22.Total...

LED streetlights best buy for cities, according to researchers

March 8, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh) University of Pittsburgh researchers have conducted the first cradle-to-grave assessment of light-emitting diode streetlights and determined that the increasingly popular lamps strike the best balance between brightness, affordability, and energy and...

R.C. Murphy Junior High School Wins Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

March 8, 2010 11:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Students from R.C. Murphy Junior High School were the first-place champions at the Regional Middle School Science Bowl held March 6 at Brookhaven Lab.

Battery Holders Suit CR1632, BR1632 or DL1632 Sizes

March 8, 2010 10:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD is introducing P/N’s BV-1632 & BV-1632-G, two lithium vertical battery holders for CR1632, BR1632 or DL1632 size batteries. The BV-1632 and BV-1632-G are particularly suitable for single board computers (SBCs) with tight space constraints. They are designed to

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Cardiac Science Automated External Defibrillators (Powerheart, Cardiovive, CardioLife, NK, Responder models): Class I Recall

March 8, 2010 10:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

UPDATED 03/08/2010: Recall classified as Class I, expanded list of affected models. Originally posted 02/09/2010

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Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Cores Rival Permalloys, Ferrites

March 8, 2010 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amorphous cores from Payton Magnetics are made of magnetic alloys that are melted and then cooled at an extremely high rate. The materials exhibit metallic properties but lack the crystalline lattice of conventional metals, thus giving the materials

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Oscilloscopes Tout Big Display, Hardware-Accelerated Search

March 8, 2010 10:14 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies added 14 models to its InfiniiVision 7000 Series mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscope portfolio. These scopes offer bandwidths from 100 MHz up to 1 GHz. In addition to

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