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Blockbuster in deal with studios; shares jump

April 7, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Blockbuster Inc. has reached new terms with Twentieth Century Fox and Sony Corp.'s movie studios that will give the struggling DVD rental company quicker access to new films and better financial terms.The deal sent Blockbuster shares soaring ahead of regular trading Wednesday, though its stock...

Spring Tulips

April 7, 2010 4:22 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | Comments

Photo of red and yellow tulips in my yard. This is by far the most tulips that have flowered. The last several years I think there were 3-5 flowers. This year there are 20 in the front yard. Related: Backyard Wildlife: Great Spreadwing Damselfly – Researchers Learn What Sparks Plant...

Save the flat-headed cat, save the world

April 7, 2010 1:26 am | by European Commission | Comments

Animal species worldwide find refuge in the rain forests that dot the globe. But as human activities play havoc with our planet, countless creatures worldwide are feeling the effects. A case in point is the flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) which makes its home in the rain forests...


Finland : Fiscal consolidation key to restoring growth

April 7, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | Comments

Hard-hit by the collapse in exports and faced with the costs of the recession and of population ageing, Finland will need to strengthen its public finances through reining in municipal spending growth and pursuing further labour market and retirement reforms. Improving the tax system and...


Global economy : Growth seen easing back slightly in US, Europe and Japan in first half of 2010

April 7, 2010 1:26 am | by OECD | Comments

The pickup in activity seen in the G7 countries in the last quarter of 2009 is expected to ease back in the first half of this year, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Watch the webcast.


Correction: Vietnam Google stories

April 6, 2010 8:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In stories March 31 and April 6, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Google Inc. blamed Vietnam's government for a scheme to dupe Vietnamese-speaking Internet users around the world into downloading malicious software. A March 30 post in a Google blog asserted the attacks serve...

Fujitsu's Ex-President Plans Suits

April 6, 2010 8:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Fujitsu's former president plans to file two lawsuits against the technology giant, claiming personal damages and losses to shareholders because of his forced departure, the ex-executive's lawyer said.

Stud Capsule For Men: Product contains Undeclared Drug Ingredient

April 6, 2010 7:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Product adulterated with sildenafil which may interact with nitrates to lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.


DTAC Has High Hopes for 3G in Thailand

April 6, 2010 6:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Tore Johnsen, chief executive of DTAC, Thailand's second-largest telecom operator by subscribers, expects the rollout of third-generation mobile services in the country won't happen this year.

iPad Apps With Their Own Wow Factor

April 6, 2010 5:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The iPad is spawning a new type of tablet-specific app designed to make the most of the large touch screen.

AOL to Bail Out of Bebo

April 6, 2010 3:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

AOL is evaluating whether to sell or shut down Bebo, the social-networking site it acquired for $850 million two years ago.

Canadian earnings declared Tuesday: Forzani, One Exploration, Sandvine

April 6, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Canadian earning declared Tuesday as of 5 p.m. ET:The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL): Three months ended Jan. 31, 2010, $22,923,000, $0.75 a share; 2009, $24,229,000, $0.80 a share. Revenue: 2010, $372,923,000; 2009, $380,812,000.One Exploration (TSXV:OE.A): Three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, net...

FTC May Be Preparing to Challenge Google's AdMob Deal

April 6, 2010 2:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The FTC appears to be laying the groundwork to challenge Google's proposed acquisition of mobile-advertising company AdMob on antitrust grounds.


Coldwater Creek appoints new CFO

April 6, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Coldwater creek Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted James A. Bell to become the company's senior vice president and chief financial officer.Bell joined the specialty women's retailer in June 2009, working most recently as its vice president of financial planning.He takes over the CFO...

CA to Cut 1,000 Jobs

April 6, 2010 1:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Software maker CA plans to cut about 1,000 positions, or 7.6% of its work force, as part of a restructuring effort.


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