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Lafourche president: use library tax for new jail

April 25, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Parish President Charlotte Randolph says she plans to propose cutting about $1 million from the Lafourche Parish Library System's budget to pay for a new jail.Randolph told The Courier she will ask the Lafourche Parish Council in May to rededicate more than $1 million in library taxes to help...

Green Technology Innovation by College Engineering Students

April 25, 2010 11:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

With prizes totaling more than $100,000 in value, this year’s Climate Leadership Challenge is believed to be the most lucrative college or university competition of its kind in the country. The contest was open to all UW-Madison students. A device that would help provide electricity...


Coviden Initiates Voluntary Recall of Certain Shiley™ Tracheostomy Tubes

April 24, 2010 6:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Recall due to the product’s cuff not holding air as a result of leaks in the pilot balloon inflation assembly.


Correction: HTC Droid Incredible phone review

April 23, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a story April 21 reviewing the HTC Droid Incredible smart phone, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the touch screen on Google Inc.'s Nexus One smart phone does not respond to multiple finger gestures. The Nexus One did not originally come with this feature, but it was added as...

ePlus names Mark Marron chief operating officer

April 23, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

ePlus Inc., a provider of information technology services, has appointed Mark Marron as its chief operating officer, a newly created position, and president of its ePlus Technology unit.Marron has served as senior vice president of sales for ePlus Technology since 2005. He previously served as...

Pegasystems shares down after weak 1st-qtr results

April 23, 2010 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Pegasystems Inc. sank Friday, a day after the business software maker reported first-quarter results below analyst expectations because of higher operating expenses and currency fluctuations.Pegasystems' quarterly net income plunged 55 percent to $3.9 million, or 10 cents per share,...

High Court: football fixtures are copyrighted

April 23, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Betting companies and newspapers will have to pay to use and publish lists of football fixtures after Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the lists are protected by copyright law.The English Premier League and four other bodies brought a case against companies including the British...

Renaissance Learning details CEO succession plan

April 23, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Renaissance Learning Inc. CEO and co-founder Terrance Paul may resign his post later this year and take on the chairman role from his wife and fellow co-founder Judith Paul.The maker of curriculum and academic assessment products said Friday that there is no definitive date set yet for when the...


SalesQuest Announces Record First Quarter

April 23, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SalesQuest ( , the industry leader in high tech sales intelligence CRUSH Reports ( on Fortune 1000 and Fortune Global 500 companies, announces a record Q1 2010 after the determination of financial results from the first...

Electrical engineering students receive Gulf Coast Power Association scholarships

April 23, 2010 9:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Two undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University have received scholarships from the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA). Sarah Emich (left) and Nahomi Morales (right) from the department each received a GCPA Scholarship. A...

Synaptics 3Q profit more than doubles, shares soar

April 23, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of Synaptics Inc. jumped Friday after the developer of touchscreen technology for notebook computers and cell phones reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations and forecast solid fourth-quarter profit.The company said late Thursday that its earnings more...

MedQuist completes buyout of Spheris operations

April 23, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

MedQuist Inc., which provides medical transcription software and services, said Friday it completed the buyout of Spheris Inc.'s domestic business for an undisclosed sum.Spheris, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, provides clinical documentation technology and services. MedQuist...


Biomedical engineering’s Fernandez named Adviser of the Year

April 23, 2010 8:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Fidel Fernandez, senior academic adviser in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named the Recognized Student Organization Adviser of the Year for 2009-2010 by Texas A&M University’s Department of Student Activities. Fernandez serves as an academic adviser, with...


Media Advisory: Visualizing "Your Brain on Drugs"

April 23, 2010 8:20 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | Comments

Joanna Fowler, a senior scientist in Brookhaven’s medical department, will present highlights from BNL's addiction research program at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Anaheim, California, on April 26, 2010.


Xerox's 1Q results lift stock as revenue climbs

April 23, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Xerox Corp.'s first-quarter results as well as its forecast for the current quarter topped Wall Street expectations Friday as revenue from services and copier and printer supplies picked up.The company's stock climbed 84 cents, or 8 percent, to $11.29 in morning trading after reaching a 52-week...


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