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Earnings schedule for week of 4/19/10

April 15, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Major companies tentatively scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week:MondayST. LOUIS — Arch Coal Inc. releases financial results.NEW YORK — Citigroup Inc. releases financial results.INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly & Co. releases financial results.HOUSTON — Halliburton Co. releases financial...

Correction: Apple iPhone update story

April 15, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In a story April 7 about the possible changes to be introduced in Apple Inc.'s iPhone operating system, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Charles Golvin is an analyst for Gartner Inc.Golvin is with Forrester Research Inc.

Germany probes alleged kickbacks in HP deal

April 15, 2010 7:30 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Three people who once worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. were arrested in an investigation of alleged kickbacks totaling euro8 million ($10.9 million) surrounding a deal to sell equipment to Russian authorities, German prosecutors said Thursday.The three were arrested in Germany and Switzerland in...

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Germany investigates alleged kickbacks in HP deal

April 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

German prosecutors say three people who once worked for Hewlett-Packard Co. were arrested in December in an investigation of alleged kickbacks surrounding a deal to sell computer equipment to Russian authorities.Wolfgang Klein, a spokesman for prosecutors in Dresden, said Thursday the three...

GuestLogix Q1 sales up 50 per cent, profit rises

April 15, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GuestLogix Inc. (TSX:GXI) continued to show profitable revenue growth in the first quarter, with sales up 50 per cent from a year earlier.The Toronto-based company's revenue from its onboard store technology, which is sold to airlines and other travel businesses, was $6 million.That's up from...

Infosys Earnings Slip

April 15, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Infosys Technologies reported a slight drop in its fourth quarter bottomline but issued a strong dollar outlook for the current fiscal year, indicating that a revival in India's outsourcing industry is continuing to gather momentum.

Samsung Electronics tries to quell cancer concerns

April 15, 2010 3:30 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics said Thursday workers at its semiconductor factories face no heightened cancer risk as the world's top maker of memory chips tried to quell health fears following employee illnesses and deaths.South Korea's biggest company is trying to reassure the public after a January...

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GE and India's Triveni to make steam turbines

April 15, 2010 2:30 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

General Electric Co. announced a venture Thursday with an Indian partner to manufacture steam turbines for India's energy-hungry economy and for export, expanding its presence in the country as a market and global production base.Warming political ties between the United States and Asia's...

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Company: Chinese cyberattack targets Australia

April 14, 2010 11:30 pm | by ROHAN SULLIVAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

A company in Australia came under a cyberattack from China that was intense enough to slow traffic on part of the country's second-largest broadband network, company officials said Thursday.Among companies affected were Australian Associated Press, the national news agency, and the Australian...

FCC Chairman Criticized Over Broadband Plans

April 14, 2010 8:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Genachowski said his agency has the authority to push ahead with its plans to expand broadband Internet access, as senators from both parties criticized his recently released National Broadband Plan.

Friend=Customer

April 14, 2010 6:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Some big marketers are tapping social-networking data to find would-be clients among friends and acquaintances of existing customers, to the dismay of some privacy advocates.

Officials search HP office in Russia

April 14, 2010 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Russian authorities have searched a Hewlett-Packard Co. office in Moscow in what one news report said was a bribery investigation.HP confirmed the search but wouldn't provide further details.Russian prosecutors said in a statement the investigation was carried out at the request of German...

H-P Executives Face Bribery Probes

April 14, 2010 4:22 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

German and Russian authorities are investigating whether H-P executives paid millions of dollars in bribes to win a contract in Russia.

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Keeping Tabs on Mobile Devices

April 14, 2010 2:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Katherine Boehret tests two keychain gadgets that work as wireless leashes for Bluetooth-connected phones.

GSI Commerce names head of marketing services

April 14, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Retail Web site operator GSI Commerce Inc. said Wednesday that it named Chris Saridakis as the head of its marketing services division, where he will lead its e-Dialog and TrueAction businesses.Saridakis will also be in charge of the division's expansion and future acquisitions, the company...

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