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Yahoo shareholders elect 2 new directors

June 24, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc.'s shareholders on Thursday elected two new directors nominated by the Internet company to fill vacancies on its board.Both the new board members are CEOs at other technology companies: Brad Smith leads personal finance software maker Intuit Inc. and Patti Hart runs slot machine...

Mental health affects investment decisions, study shows

June 24, 2010 12:23 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

A paper co-authored by Cornell economist Vicki Bogan suggests that mental health issues or substance abuse in a household may have an effect on investment decisions and management of retirement assets.

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Poston to attend White House reception honoring HHS advisory board service

June 24, 2010 11:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. John Poston, professor of nuclear engineering, and associate director of the Nuclear Power Institute at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station, will be in the White House rose garden on Tuesday, June 29. Poston and his colleagues on the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health...

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General Petraeus to Take Over Command in Afghanistan; Team USA

June 24, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Continues World Cup Bid; Bin Laden Hunter Returns Home to California; Interview with NYC Mayor Bloomberg - Part 2By Carol Costello, John Roberts, Barbara Starr, Chris Lawrencexfdiw AMERICAN-MORNING-02

McChrystal Relieved of Command; Deep Sea Accident: More Oil

June 24, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Escapes - Part 2By Wolf Blitzer, Barbara Starr, Brian Todd, Jack Cafferty, Atixfdiw THE-SITUATION-ROOM-02

Unisys plans for St. Louis facility, add 300 jobs

June 24, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Unisys Corp. plans to bring an information technology center to downtown St. Louis, creating about 300 high-tech jobs.Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Mayor Francis Slay made the announcement Thursday.The Philadelphia-based company plans what it calls an "application modernization center of...

Competition hot for Texas lottery contract

June 24, 2010 10:05 am | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

If you buy scratch-off lottery tickets or enter the statewide jackpot drawings or play any other games in the Texas lottery, you help put billions of dollars into the state's bank account.And big businesses want a piece of that action.Companies that run lotteries around the world are expected...

Trapeze Networks Helps University Become 100% Wireless

June 24, 2010 9:37 am | Comments

Trapeze Networks today announced Kean University, Union, New Jersey, the state’s fastest growing university, has standardized on Trapeze Networks wireless networking controllers, access points and management software solutions for a complete 100% wireless computing environment.

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Agriculture : Study rules out speculation as cause of agricultural price bubble

June 24, 2010 7:28 am | by OECD | Comments

Financial market speculation did not cause the price bubble in agricultural futures markets in 2007-08, according to a preliminary study prepared by two US academics for the OECD.

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Moms' favoritism tied to depression in grown children

June 24, 2010 7:25 am | by Cornell University | Comments

Whether mom's golden child or her black sheep, siblings who sense that their mother consistently favors or rejects one child over others are more likely to show depressive symptoms as adults.

Depth charge: Using atomic force microscopy to study subsurface structures

June 24, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown that under the right circumstances, surface science instruments such as the AFM can deliver valuable data about sub-surface conditions.

Tier Technologies replaces Rossetti as CEO

June 24, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Payment processing company Tier Technologies Inc. said Thursday it is changing CEOs earlier than expected, with director Charles Berger stepping in on an interim basis to replace Ronald Rossetti.Rossetti's term was scheduled to expire in April 2011. The company did not disclose why Rossetti has...

Extra Fine Pitch BGA pads

June 24, 2010 5:24 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

One of the annoyances of the world of trade secrets and proprietariness is that we can't all learn from each others' experiences. That is important and even generally necessary in a competitive world. If you put in some hard work,...

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Lunar Mapping Mission Employs Advanced Thermal Technology

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | Comments

Advanced thermal technology design and fabrication capabilities  helped make the recent historic orbital flight of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper possible.

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Jobless claims drop but remain at elevated levels

June 24, 2010 5:05 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Initial claims for jobless benefits fell by the largest amount in two months last week, but remain above levels consistent with healthy job growth.Despite the drop of 19,000, claims are at about the same level they were at the beginning of the year. The stubbornly high level of requests for...

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