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More Japan workers lose jobs, factory output falls

July 29, 2010 9:05 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Japan received a sobering reminder Friday of its fragile recovery: The jobless rate rose, deflation deepened, and factories made fewer cars and mobile phones.The figures underscore ongoing weakness in the world's No. 2 economy even as Japanese corporations report stellar quarterly earnings....

Epicor 2Q loss narrows

July 29, 2010 5:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Business software maker Epicor Software Corp. said Thursday that its second-quarter loss narrowed as revenue climbed.For the April-June quarter, Epicor's loss totaled $1 million, or 2 cents per share, compared with a loss of $6.7 million, or 11 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.When...

Samsung says 2Q net profit surges 83 percent

July 29, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics says net profit surged 83 percent in the second quarter to a record high amid increased sales and strength in its semiconductor and flat panel businesses.The company said Friday it earned 4.28 trillion won ($3.61 billion) in the three months ended June 30. It had net profit...

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McAfee 2Q profit rises

July 29, 2010 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. said Thursday that its second-quarter profit rose 38 percent, helped by growth in its corporate and consumer businesses.For the April-June period, McAfee earned $39.4 million, or 25 cents per share, compared with $28.7 million, or 18 cents per share,...

US suing Oracle alleging software contracts fraud

July 29, 2010 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is joining a fraud lawsuit against Oracle Corp. related to software contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.The agency said Oracle failed to offer government customers the same discounts on its software that it offered commercial customers,...

Goldman Bans Swearing in Emails

July 29, 2010 1:26 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Goldman Sachs is telling employees that they will no longer be able to get away with profanity in emails.

CEINT Adds New International Nano-Safety Initiative

July 29, 2010 12:22 pm | by Duke University | Comments

The cleanliness of our water faces pressures from many directions. More factories mean more discharges, a growing population leads to more wastewater, and more runoff from lawns and farms carries pollutants into waterways. While there are many elements in water that may be harmful to...

Cassini images rule out rings around Rhea

July 29, 2010 12:22 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Using NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Cornell astronomer Matthew Tiscareno and colleagues searched for any material from dust to giant boulders that might be orbiting Saturn's second-largest moon.

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YouTube boosts upload limit to 15 minutes

July 29, 2010 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

In case 10 minutes isn't enough to show off your guitar solo skills or Lady Gaga impersonation, YouTube has raised the limit it places on video uploads to 15 minutes.The video website, owned by Google Inc., said in a blog post Thursday that the longer upload time was the single-most requested...

Graphene under strain creates gigantic pseudo-magnetic fields

July 29, 2010 11:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) By putting the right kind of strain onto a patch of graphene, Berkeley Lab researchers have created pseudo-magnetic fields far stronger than the strongest magnetic fields ever sustained in a laboratory. This finding opens a new window on a...

Evamist (estradiol transdermal spray): Drug Safety Communication - Unintended Exposure of Children and Pets to Topical Estrogen

July 29, 2010 11:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | Comments

Reports of adverse effects in children who may have been unintentionally exposed to the drug through skin contact with women using this product.

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Video game group spent $1.1M lobbying in 2Q

July 29, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Entertainment Software Association, a trade group for video game companies, spent $1.1 million during the second quarter to lobby on the regulation of video game content, First Amendment protection, parental control technology and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.This...

Final Agenda Announced for Upcoming DisplaySearch Event on Emerging Display Technologies

July 29, 2010 9:23 am | by General Electric | Comments

DisplaySearch today revealed the final agenda for its upcoming Emerging Display Technologies Conference: Innovative Technologies Drive Growth Opportunities, which will be held on August 19, 2010 in San Jose, California.

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'White graphene' to the rescue

July 29, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Rice University) Researchers in the lab of Pulickel Ajayan, Rice's Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and of chemistry, have figured out how to make sheets of h-BN, which could turn out to be the complementary apple to...

General Dynamics gets $33.2M vehicle contract

July 29, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. said Thursday it will make 27 armored vehicles for the U.S. Defense Department under a new $33.2 million contract.General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will deliver the 27 mine resistant ambush protected vehicles by April.The vehicles will be made at a...

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