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Costco 2Q profit rises; international sales strong

March 3, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Strong overseas sales growth and increased gasoline prices boosted Costco Wholesale Corp.'s revenue in the second quarter, and the warehouse club operator's profit climbed 25 percent.Costco said Wednesday that its quarterly revenue rose 11 percent to $18.74 billion from $16.84 billion on...

Panasonic chief says TV business to turn profit

March 2, 2010 11:30 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic's chief is optimistic about profit opportunities from taking over Japanese rival Sanyo, especially in solar panels, and vowed to return the company's money-losing TV business to the black by March 2011.Panasonic Corp. President Fumio Ohtsubo was upbeat about taking advantage of what...

TiVo hopes for a lift from DVR blending 'Net, TV

March 2, 2010 5:30 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TiVo Inc., the pioneer of the digital video recorder, hopes its new DVRs coming out this spring will keep the company relevant in an age when broadcast and broadband will be combined in TVs.The new TiVo Premiere boasts a thinner, sleeker look with a revamped menu and features that will more closely...

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New Video: The Oscars Are Lame

March 2, 2010 3:22 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

The Oscars are this weekend...and who cares? These things are worse than the "Marketing Excellence Awards" they have here for all the losers upstairs. Don't forget, the new feed for AnEngineeringMind.com is:http://feeds.feedburner.com/anengineeringmind/zAiQ

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URS Corp 4th-qtr profit falls 25 percent

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

URS Corp., an engineering and construction services company, said Tuesday that its profit fell 25 percent in the fourth quarter as revenue fell by the double-digits.The company earned $33.8 million, or 41 cents per share, in the three months that ended Jan. 1. That is down from the $45.2...

Yahoo CEO indicates turnaround could take years

March 2, 2010 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says she hopes investors growing impatient for her to turn around the slumping Internet company remember how long it took for Steve Jobs to revive Apple.In a Tuesday meeting to celebrate Yahoo's 15th anniversary, Bartz reminded reporters that Apple struggled for the first...

Prostate cancer surgeons 'feel' with their eyes

March 2, 2010 11:22 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A new Cornell study published in a medical journal reports that the outcomes using minimally invasive robotic technology compare favorably with traditional invasive surgery for prostate cancer.

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Lockheed seeks to predict cybersecurity threats

March 2, 2010 11:11 am | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp, the No. 1 information technology provider to the U.S. government, is working hard to better predict and protect against increasingly sophisticated and stealthy cyber attacks. Lockheed, also the Pentagon's biggest contractor, is opening a second internal security intelligence center in Denver this week to complement the one it opened in May 2008 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, north of Washington.

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AA Battery Holders Include Retainer Strap

March 2, 2010 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Memory Protection Devices introduced part number BK-6100-PC4 for holding two AA batteries. Four large stainless steel contacts firmly apply pressure to the AA batteries to assure a long lasting trouble free connection. Four printed circuit contacts allow

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Bill would have tech companies guard human rights

March 2, 2010 11:00 am | News | Comments

At a hearing on Tuesday, Dick Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on human rights and the law, said there are questions over whether filtering software made by U.S. companies has been used to censor the Internet in several countries with repressive governments.

France's Competitive Clusters Succeed with Projects

March 2, 2010 10:44 am | by Rayna Lewis, Assistant Web Editor, Advantage Business Media | Blogs | Comments

Changes in France’s economic climate prompted the country to recreate its industrial policy based in the development of competitive clusters. These clusters, founded in December of 2002, were created through an active partnership between manufacturers, research centers and training bodies, which together tackle innovative projects while increasing the economy’s growth potential.

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Carmike Cinemas shares jump after 4Q profit

March 2, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of theater operator Carmike Cinemas Inc. surged Tuesday after the company's fourth-quarter profit beat expectations.The stock jumped 90 cents, or 9.5 percent, to $10.40 in afternoon trading. Shares have traded between $1 and $11.54 over the past year.Late Monday, Carmike said it reversed...

Sony restores PlayStation Network service

March 2, 2010 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony Corp. said it has restored service to its online PlayStation Network following a system glitch reminiscent of the Y2K bug a decade ago.Sony Corp. said in a blog post late Monday that the problem was caused by the internal clock function on older PlayStation 3 models. Sony said the clocks...

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Hybridyne Imaging Technologies and Brookhaven National Laboratory to be Featured at the WBTshowcase

March 2, 2010 10:22 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc., and Brookhaven Lab are among over 100 companies and technology innovators from across the nation and around the world that will compete for top honors at the WBT2010

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Aid groups enlist Google to help in Haiti effort

March 2, 2010 10:17 am | News | Comments

Aid workers, with the help of Google Earth, are uploading key information onto the Web to illustrate the needs of hundreds of thousands of people left homeless by Haiti's earthquake - an innovation that could significantly boost the ability to respond to future disasters.

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