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Lawmakers hold noses, OK corporate tax breaks

July 9, 2010 7:05 pm | by EMERY P. DALESIO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

North Carolina legislators are split over whether the perks offered to job-creating businesses are too big, too small, or about right when unemployment is stubbornly high.Among the last tasks Friday of this year's General Assembly session was approval of bills extending or expanding incentives...

SCO Group appealing jury verdict in Unix battle

July 9, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company is appealing a March jury verdict in favor of Novell Inc. in an ownership battle over Unix computer server operating systems.Lindon-based The SCO Group said in a court filing this week it is appealing the verdict to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.A jury found in...

Google wins permission to keep website in China

July 9, 2010 2:06 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Google won permission Friday to maintain its website in China and keep its toehold in the world's most populous nation after bowing to pressure to eliminate a virtual detour around the country's online censorship requirements.Entering search requests at Google.cn from within mainland China now...

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General Dynamics gets $34M Canadian contract

July 9, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Government of Canada said Friday that it has awarded a $34.4 million contract to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada.Under this contract, General Dynamics will perform trade-off studies, design work, build prototypes and test to define the upgrades that will be incorporated into a fleet of...

ADP to buy Cobalt for $400 million

July 9, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Friday that it plans to buy online auto marketing company Cobalt for $400 million in cash.ADP said the purchase, which is expected to close in four to six weeks, builds on its information technology management system for auto dealerships.ADP expects the deal...

Blizzard nixes real-name requirement in forums

July 9, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blizzard Entertainment is backtracking on plans to require players to use their real names when posting on its online forums.Following an outcry in the gaming community, Blizzard lifted the planned requirements.It said Friday it will still make other changes intended to curb bad behavior in the...

Former Intel CEO defends Fiorina's layoffs at HP

July 9, 2010 12:06 pm | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Former Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett on Friday defended the decision by GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina to lay off thousands of workers and ship jobs overseas as a necessary business move when she was head of Hewlett-Packard Co.Barrett is part of a coalition of business leaders who have...

DHH chief Alan Levine resigns, replacement named

July 9, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alan Levine, Louisiana's health secretary, has resigned the post he's held since 2008 and the Jindal administration quickly named his replacement.Gov. Bobby Jindal's office said Friday that Bruce Greenstein will replace Levine, who's returning to the private sector. His last official day is...

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Earnings schedule for week of July 12

July 9, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayPITTSBURGH — Alcoa Inc. releases financial results.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — CSX Corp. releases financial results.TuesdaySANTA CLARA, Calif. — Intel Corp. releases financial results.LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Yum Brands Inc....

Our Nation's Security: Stalled Confirmation for Director of

July 9, 2010 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

National Intelligence; Google to Stay in China; Where the Oily Mess is Being Dumped; Miami Fit for a King; Super Powers Swap Spies; One Step Closer to HIV Vaccine - Part 1xfdhe AMERICAN-MORNING-02

Nano Letters publishes Dr. Yong Shi's energy harvesting technology

July 9, 2010 9:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Stevens Institute of Technology) Dr. Shi's research focuses on miniature energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless electronics, portable devices, stretchable electronics, and implantable biosensors.

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Air- or Gas-Pressurized Spray Devices: Risk of Air or Gas Embolism

July 9, 2010 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Reports of life-threatening air or gas embolism occurring during or immediately after application of hemostatic drug or biological products.

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Petroleum engineering faculty, former students win SPE awards

July 9, 2010 8:23 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Several faculty members and former students of the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University have been honored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers International (SPE). Ram Agarwal, Cass of 1967, has been elected to receive an SPE Honorary Member Award...

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A new spin on drug delivery

July 9, 2010 7:21 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Virginia Tech) Chang Lu and his chemical engineering research group at Virginia Tech have discovered how to "greatly enhance" the delivery of DNA payloads into cells. The description of their work will be featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip, the premier journal for researchers in...

Former student Scott receives Lifetime Achievement Award

July 9, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

John A. Scott '73, former student of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and president of Applied Systems Technology and Transfer Inc., is the recipient of a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads. This...

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