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Statistics : Unemployment rate steady at 8.5% in July

September 14, 2010 4:27 am | by OECD | Comments

In July 2010, the unemployment rate for the OECD area was steady at 8.5%, unchanged from the previous month and down slightly from the 8.6% level recorded in May.

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Higher Education in a World Changed Utterly : Doing More with Less - IMHE General Conference

September 14, 2010 4:27 am | by OECD | Comments

With the global financial crisis having a significant impact on OECD countries, this conference will focus on how the higher education sector including governments, institutions and individuals can lead the way to sustainable recovery.

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Gates, Buffett say China trip not to pressure rich

September 14, 2010 2:05 am | by GILLIAN WONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Tuesday they won't be pressuring China's newly minted millionaires to give up their fortunes during a trip this month to China to promote philanthropy.Gates and Buffett have been campaigning to persuade American...

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Czechs ban Google from expanding 'Street View'

September 14, 2010 1:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Authorities in the Czech Republic have banned Google Inc. from continuing in its mapping feature "Street View" in the eastern European country.The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection says Google has not been granted a necessary registration for the activity. Spokeswoman Hana Stepankova...

SunEdison signs MOU for 400MW of solar projects with provincial government in Korea

September 14, 2010 12:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

SunEdison, the solar energy development subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials (WFR ), and Gyeongsangnam-do ("GSND"), a provincial government in southeastern Korea, today announced the execution of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of 400 megawatts...

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GTSI board rejects Eyak buyout offer at $7 a share

September 13, 2010 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

GTSI Corp., a provider of information technology equipment and services to government agencies, said Monday that its board had rejected an unsolicited acquisition proposal for $7 per share from Eyak Technology LLC.The offer, received Monday, was deemed "grossly inadequate" and not in...

More High-Level Changes in the Works at Nokia

September 13, 2010 5:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The shake-up at the top of Nokia widened when the company said the head of its smartphone business would be following the chief executive out the door.

H.P. Will Pay $1.5 Billion For ArcSight

September 13, 2010 5:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

The deal is the latest acquisition that has taken Hewlett-Packard beyond the personal computer market as it looks to diversify its business and increase revenue.

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Microsoft Changes Policy Over Russian Crackdown

September 13, 2010 5:23 pm | by New York Times | Comments

With the changes, Microsoft essentially barred its Russian division from taking part in piracy cases against opposition groups.

History of 'cuckoo bees' needs a rewrite, study says

September 13, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Cleptoparasitic bees, which secretly invade host nests and lay their eggs there, may have originated millions of years earlier than previously thought, study finds.

Chattanooga utility offering fast Internet service

September 13, 2010 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chattanooga's city-owned electrical utility has started offering an Internet service that is among the fastest in the world, and it is hoping the move will attract businesses looking to relocate....

Energy Express focus issue: Thin-film photovoltaic materials and devices

September 13, 2010 1:21 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Optical Society of America) Developing renewable energy sources has never been more important, and solar photovoltaic technologies show great potential in this field. They convert direct sunlight into electricity with little impact on the environment. This field is constantly advancing,...

Counterfeiting detection and prevention to be featured at IEEE Homeland Security Conference

September 13, 2010 12:22 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(IEEE-USA) Counterfeiting is an emerging national security issue for military and homeland security officials, as well as the commercial industrial base. The detection and prevention of counterfeiting is one of the topics that will be presented at the 2010 IEEE International Conference on...

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GM Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Sakti3

September 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Sakti3, Inc., a developer of next-generation lithium-ion batteries, announced the investment of $4.2M by General Motors Ventures and Itochu Technology Ventures to advance the firm’s manufacturing capabilities. The companies also plan to work together...

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Underwriters Laboratories Expands Global Photovoltaic Footprint to Japan

September 13, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), announced the opening of a testing and certification facility for photovoltaic (PV) equipment in Ise City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. In addition to offering performance and safety testing services for PV equipment...

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