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S & P to make changes to S & P500, MidCap 400 indices

January 29, 2010 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's said Friday it plans to move Urban Outfitters Inc. to the S&P500 index to replace Affiliated Computer Services Inc., which is being bought by Xerox Corp.Xerox, based in Norwalk, Conn., is also a constituent of the S&P500.Retailer Urban Outfitters, which is currently on the...

Economy Cools North American Digital Cable Set Top Box Market While China Drives Asia Pacific Market Up

January 29, 2010 1:54 pm | by In-Stat | Comments

After a record-setting year in 2008, worldwide demand for digital cable set top boxes is falling in 2009.

Chartwell Technology cites competition, recession for lower Q4 income

January 29, 2010 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CALGARY Chartwell Technology Inc. (TSX:CWH), an online gaming software systems provider, cited increased competition and the lingering effects of the recession for lower earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter.The Calgary-based company reported net income from continuing operations for the quarter...


General Dynamics lands $24M submarine contract

January 29, 2010 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unit of General Dynamics Corp. has received a $23.7 million contract to perform maintenance work on a U.S. Navy submarine, the defense contractor said Friday.General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform the work on the nuclear submarine New Hampshire starting next month. The work will take...

Videx/Videx EC (didanosine): Labeling Revision - Risk of Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension

January 29, 2010 11:51 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Risk information added to Warnings/Precautions section and data summary provided


Electric Boat to lay off 434 workers

January 29, 2010 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Submarine manufacturer Electric Boat says it has notified 434 employees they will be laid off due a downturn in work.The company said Friday that the hourly production and production-support workers at the Groton shipyard will receive a formal 60-day notice before their jobs are eliminated in...

Microsoft profit beats on strong Windows 7 sales

January 29, 2010 9:05 am | Comments

Microsoft Corp posted a bigger-than-expected 60 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of Windows 7, and said it expected business technology spending to recover this year. The world's biggest software maker said on Thursday that net profit came to $6.7 billion, or 74 cents per share, for its fiscal second quarter, versus $4.2 billion, or 47 cents per share, a year ago.


OMT Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

January 29, 2010 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

OMT Inc. ("OMT") (TSX VENTURE: OMT) has announced that Stephen Pumple has resigned from the Board effective today.Mr. Pumple's resignation comes as the continued growth and acquisition activity within his own company is increasing and is requiring more of his time and energy as Chairman and...


Mexican leader seeks climate commitments at Davos

January 29, 2010 8:44 am | Comments

Facing down the skeptics, Mexico's president urged governments and companies on Friday to cough up the cash to fight climate change and avoid a repeat of the failure at Copenhagen to set binding targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Watchdog: UK university hid climate data

January 29, 2010 8:36 am | Comments

The university at the center of a climate change dispute over stolen e-mails broke freedom of information laws by refusing to handle public requests for climate data, Britain's data-protection watchdog said Thursday.


Lorex Technology books Q4 net income of US$440,000, reverses year-ago loss

January 29, 2010 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Video surveillance company Lorex Technology Inc. (TSXV:LOX.H) posts fourth-quarter net income of US$440,000 or a penny a share, reversing a loss of $431,000 or two cents a share in the comparable year-ago period. Revenues increased to $11.8 million from $11.1 million.

Biomedical engineering imaging talk set for Monday

January 29, 2010 6:53 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Nilanthi Warnasooriya, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, will give a talk Monday (Feb. 1) at 4:10 p.m. in Room 104 of the Jack E. Brown Engineering Building on campus. Warnasooriya’s talk,...


Bewick’s Swan Divorce

January 29, 2010 6:52 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Experts stunned by swan ‘divorce’ at Slimbridge wetland It is only the second time in more than 40 years that a “separation” has been recorded at the centre. Staff have described the new couplings as “bizarre”. It is not unheard of for the birds, which...


Than Thara Wara Nona

January 29, 2010 6:52 am | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

I recently received an email comment about my blog writing that I think does a very good job of illustrating one of the frustrations that many design engineers face. "Please have someone teach Duane the difference between "then" and "than"....

Gates makes $10 billion vaccines pledge

January 29, 2010 4:51 am | Comments

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $10 billion over the next decade to research new vaccines and bring them to the world's poorest countries, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said Friday. Calling upon governments and business to also contribute, they said the money will produce higher immunization rates...


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