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Earnings Preview: Staples Inc.

March 1, 2010 10:30 am | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Office supply retailer Staples Inc. reports its fourth-quarter results before the market opens on Tuesday.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Any sales improvement. The recession caused businesses and consumers to cut their spending on office supplies as they reduce their overall costs. But as concerns about...

New Magnetic Solders Are a Leap Towards Green Alternatives

March 1, 2010 10:22 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University scientists have developed a magnetic solder that can be manipulated in three dimensions and selectively heated, and offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to today’s lead-based solders. Their findings appear in the March 1 Early Edition of the Proceedings...

Rochester Electronics reconstructs discontinued semiconductor devices

March 1, 2010 9:48 am | News | Comments

Rochester Electronics, the world's largest authorized manufacturer of discontinued semiconductors, provides authorized reverse-engineering services to re-create, manufacture and distribute pin-for-pin replacement parts with matched cycle for cycle timing for aftermarket semiconductor devices. Through its unique Rochester Semiconductor Replication Process, customers can avoid system re-qualification steps as the Rochester-designed and manufactured parts deliver the same specifications and performance characteristics as the original products. Rochester engineers deconstruct and electrically analyze the critically needed semiconductor device, re-design the part using scope and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images, and re-engineer it onto a matched mature foundry process to replicate the original components.


Overseas Shipholding Group 4Q loss narrows

March 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crude oil and petroleum products shipper Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. said Monday that its fourth-quarter loss narrowed as lower costs helped make up for a drop in revenue.The company reported a loss of $23.2 million, or 86 cents per share, better than the loss of $79.5 million, or $2.89 per...

Mortgage company PHH returns to yearly profit

March 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mortgage company PHH Corp. on Monday reported that it returned to a profit in the fourth-quarter as the company cut costs and the volume of its loans grew.Shares jumped 11 percent as the company far exceeded Wall Street expectations.The company reported that it earned $97 million, or $1.74 per...

TSX-listed Corporate Dividends by Ex-Date for March 1 & March 2, 2010

March 1, 2010 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dividends by ex-date on the following listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange for March 1 & March 2, 2010:AASTRA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (TSX: AAH ): Dividend of $ 0.2 ,expiring on March 1, 2010 CANADA LIFE FINANCIAL CORPORATION SER 'B' PR (TSX: CL.PR.B ): Dividend of $ 0.390625 ,expiring on...

When Utility Bills Attack!

March 1, 2010 9:25 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Blogs | Comments

It may come as a shock to my college math professor, but where my family's finances are concerned, I'm a budgeter. Just before a new month begins, I take some time to plan for the month's regular bills as well as any special events or holidays that might require setting some extra money...


Violist Jennifer Stumm to perform at Brookhaven Lab March 17

March 1, 2010 9:24 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Violist Jennifer Stumm will perform at Brookhaven Lab on Wednesday, March 17, at noon in Berkner Hall.


xG Presents Spectrum Improvement Options to FCC & Congress

March 1, 2010 9:14 am | News | Comments

Last week, representatives from xG® Technology presented well-received suggestions to the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet on improving spectrum usage. Both the FCC and Congress have expressed concern lately about spectrum availability. The xMax® mobile VoIP network developed by xG has the ability to significantly increase both usage and availability because it operates on unlicensed spectrum.


Pixi discounts seen hurting Palm profits

March 1, 2010 9:02 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N) started offering a 50 percent discount on Palm Inc's (PALM.O) Pixi phone on the same day the handset maker cut its revenue target, raising profitability concerns. Palm shares fell 4 percent on Friday, following a 19 percent drop on Thursday when the company issued its warning for current-quarter and full-year revenue [ID:nN25246210].

Military allows Twitter, other social media

March 1, 2010 8:54 am | News | Comments

The Pentagon announced on Friday it has authorized the use Twitter, Facebook and other so-called "Web 2.0" sites across the U.S. military, saying the benefits of social media outweighed security concerns. The decision, which comes at a time of growing concern over cyber-security, applies only to the military's non-classified network.


Edison International says 4Q profit fell

March 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California utility Edison International said on Monday that its fourth-quarter profit fell, but the results were still ahead of what it and analysts had expected.The company earned $212 million, or 65 cents per share, during the quarter that ended Dec. 31, down from $217 million, or 66 cents...

Amicas to reconsider Merge Healthcare buyout offer

March 1, 2010 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amicas Inc., which provides health care information technology services, said Monday it will reconsider a $248 million buyout offer from Merge Healthcare Inc.The move is a reversal from last week. On Wednesday, the company rejected Merge's offer of $6.05 per share and urged shareholders to...


CompactRIO goes to Hollywood!

March 1, 2010 8:26 am | by National Instruments | News | Comments

On November 25, 2009, NI CompactRIO and DIAdem software made cameo appearances on one of the most popular scientific television shows of all time, MythBusters. When the Sweet Apps crew found out about the product sighting, we had to check it out for ourselves. In episode 133, Adam and...

New Scrutiny on Censorship Issues for U.S. Companies in China

March 1, 2010 8:25 am | by New York Times | News | Comments

Now that Google has thrown down the gauntlet, American companies may find arguments about the need to obey local laws do not offer blanket protection from questions about conduct.


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