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Study on fasting suggests why diets fail

March 26, 2010 8:23 am | by Cornell University | Comments

A study finds that after fasting or dieting one day, people do not overeat to compensate but gain any lost weight back. The findings have implications for why diets fail and how weekly fasting might work.

Sensata buys $95.8M in senior notes in offering

March 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sensata Technologies BV said Friday it bought back $95.8 million in senior notes due 2014 and 2016.Sensata is buying notes using some of the proceeds from the initial public offering of its parent company, Sensata Technologies Holding NV. The holding company was the sensors and controls unit of...

Best Buy to issue quarterly dividend

March 26, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Best Buy Co. Inc.'s board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of 14 cents per share, the consumer electronics chain said Friday.The dividend will be payable on May 6 to shareholders of record by the end of business on April 15. The retailer is based in suburban Minneapolis.Best Buy...

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Digi-Key Corporation and SANYO Semiconductor Corporation Sign Global Distribution Deal

March 26, 2010 6:22 am | by Digi-Key | Comments

Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Saddle Brook, New Jersey, USA — March 26, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced...

News Corp to charge for UK Times online from June

March 26, 2010 5:15 am | Comments

News Corp will charge readers for online versions of its UK Times and Sunday Times newspapers from June, becoming the first media firm to test consumers' appetite to pay for mass-market news online. Access to two new websites for the two titles will cost 1 pound ($1.49) per day or 2 pounds for a week.

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Hacker gets 20 years for U.S. payment card theft

March 26, 2010 5:13 am | Comments

One of the world's most notorious computer hackers was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to helping run a global ring that stole tens of millions of payment card numbers. Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old college dropout from Miami, had confessed to helping lead a ring that stole more than 40 million payment card numbers...

U.S. lead in nanotech eroding, report finds

March 26, 2010 5:11 am | Comments

The United States urgently needs to invest more in nanotechnology if it is to maintain its global lead in the emerging field, according to a report issued on Thursday to U.S. President Barack Obama. Between 2003 and 2008, U.S. public and private investments in nanotechnology grew at 18 percent a year against 27 percent a year throughout the world...

Suspected Twitter infiltrator: 'I'm a nice hacker'

March 26, 2010 5:08 am | Comments

He's unemployed and isn't much of a computer expert. The Frenchman accused of infiltrating Twitter and peeping at the accounts of President Barack Obama and singers Britney Spears and Lily Allen says he wanted to reveal just how vulnerable online data systems are to break-ins - and he says he didn't mean any harm.

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UK's Times newspapers to charge for Web access

March 26, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers will begin charging for Internet access to content in June, offering subscriptions at 1 pound ($1.48) a day or 2 pounds a week, News International announced Friday.Access to the digital services will be included in the seven-day subscriptions of print...

Vodafone Essar to Sell iPhone 3GS in India

March 26, 2010 4:24 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Vodafone Essar, the local unit of the U.K.'s Vodafone Group, said it will start selling Apple's iPhone 3GS in India, following a similar announcement by larger rival Bharti Airtel Ltd. earlier this week.

Perfect World buying C & C Media for $21 million

March 26, 2010 3:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

China-based online game developer Perfect World Co. Ltd. said Friday it is buying C&C Media Co. Ltd.from Atlus Co. for about $21 million to deepen its presence in the Japanese market.C&C is a Japanese online game operator and Atlus is a Japan-based computer and video game developer.

Germany : Innovation, education and stronger competition key to a more balanced economy

March 26, 2010 2:27 am | by OECD | Comments

Innovation, education and more competition in the domestic market would help Germany emerge from the economic crisis with a stronger and more balanced economy. Labor market policy should now pave the way for necessary structural changes while fiscal policy needs a specific exit strategy...

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Wash. gov approves smelter, server farm tax breaks

March 25, 2010 6:30 pm | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

With lawmakers planning to cut spending and raise taxes to help balance a $2.8 billion budget deficit, Washington state is still extending tax breaks to some industries.Gov. Chris Gregoire signed two such bills into law Thursday, aiding server farms and aluminum smelters. Even though the...

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Synnex fiscal 1st-quarter profit rises

March 25, 2010 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Synnex Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal first-quarter profit jumped, helped by a large gain from discontinued operations and revenue growth the company attributed to an accounting change.For the quarter ended Feb. 28, the business services provider earned $34.7 million, or 98 cents per...

Oracle Profit Slips but Software Sales Rise

March 25, 2010 1:24 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Oracle's quarterly profit dropped 11%, hurt by costs tied to its takeover of Sun Microsystems, but software sales rose for the second straight quarter—a sign companies are spending on new projects.

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