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Costco 1Q profit edges higher, sales climb

December 10, 2009 2:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A strong turnaround in a key sales figure and rising revenue despite lower gasoline prices helped Costco Wholesale Corp. post a slight increase in its fiscal first-quarter profit on Thursday.The nation's largest wholesale-club operator has been helped by sales of food and everyday items to...

Panasonic to buy 50.2 pct stake in Sanyo for $4.6B

December 9, 2009 11:00 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it will take majority control of Sanyo Electric Co. in a $4.6 billion deal that would forge one of the biggest electronics makers in the world.Panasonic said it will buy 50.2 percent of Sanyo for 403.78 billion yen ($4.6 billion) after closing its five-week tender...

15 new substances of very high concern to be added to the Candidate List

December 9, 2009 6:56 pm | by European Commission | News | Comments

ECHA´s Member State Committee identified today 15 new chemical substances for the Candidate List of substances of very high concern. The List will formally be updated in January 2010. The Member State Committee agreed unanimously that 15 new substances of very high concern (SVHC) should...

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Cubic profit up 54 percent, sales beat estimates

December 9, 2009 4:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cubic Corp., which makes fare-collection systems for public transportation and simulators for the military, reported a 54 percent jump in fiscal fourth-quarter profit but fell short of Wall Street expectations.The San Diego-based company said Wednesday it earned $12.4 million, or 46 cents per...

Woods scandal a boon to Internet publications

December 9, 2009 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tiger Woods sex scandal has been a boon for online publications, even though it hasn't generated the same amount of Internet traffic as Michael Jackson's death and President Barack Obama's inauguration.Provocative remarks by Yahoo Inc. CEO Carol Bartz at an investor conference Tuesday...

Kansas revises Cerner, Wizards incentive package

December 9, 2009 2:01 pm | by JOHN MILBURN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials with medical software maker Cerner Corp. declined to comment Wednesday on a revised $230 million incentive package offered by Kansas to lure the company across the state line.Cerner, based in Kansas City, Mo., and Major League Soccer's Kansas City Wizards have been negotiating with...

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Asure Software Announces 1Q 2010 Financial Results

December 9, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.asuresoftware.com () —Asure Software (NASDAQ: ASUR), a leading provider of workforce management software, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2010 first quarter, ended October 31, 2009.Q1 Highlights:-- As expected, revenue declined 4% vs. the previous quarter to...

Pall Corp. profit rises in fiscal 1Q

December 9, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pall Corp. said Wednesday that its profit rose in its fiscal first quarter as sales gains to medical customers helped offset weak demand in industry.The company, which makes purification systems for hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and industry, also gave an upbeat outlook for the fiscal...

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Oxford Industries 3Q profit falls; '09 outlook up

December 9, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oxford Industries Inc., an owner and licenser of clothing brands, said Wednesday its profit fell in the third quarter on lower sales but it raised its 2009 profit outlook higher than what analysts expect.Its share rose in after-hours trading.Oxford owns brands including Tommy Bahama, Ben...

Correction: Vevo-EMI Music story

December 9, 2009 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a Dec. 7 story about the Vevo online music video venture, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Google Inc.'s YouTube will receive a fee for providing Vevo's technology but will not share in advertising revenue. YouTube will be paid for its technology and also will receive a small...

Shielding Materials Help Prevent Last-Minute Test Failures

December 9, 2009 12:17 pm | by David Garagnani, Application Engineer, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., www.gore.com | Articles | Comments

Electronics packaging solutions are developed on many levels, from the board architecture all the way up to the mechanical enclosure. The individual elements that compose these solutions need to work together so that the device can pass compliance tests.

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General Dynamics gets $17.6M to convert tanks

December 9, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics Land Systems, a General Dynamics Corp. business unit, said Wednesday it received a $17.6 million contract for materials that will be used to convert U.S. tanks into tanks for Saudi Arabia.The contract was given to General Dynamics by the U.S. Army TACOM (Tank-automotive &...

Kan. revises Cerner, Wizards plan

December 9, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kansas officials say they're hopeful a revised package of incentives will succeed in bringing a soccer stadium and office complex to Wyandotte County.The $230 million package would help Missouri-based medical software maker Cerner Corp. build an office complex and finance a stadium for Major...

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CES 2010

December 9, 2009 11:23 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | News | Comments

ECN is your #1 source for coverage of the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show. Beginning in early January, our man on the ground, Jason Lomberg, will be providing up-to-the-minute coverage of all the hottest gadgets, gizmos, and technology from the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas. Check in regularly for updates, videos, news, announcements, and an ongoing photoblog (courtesy of ECN's photographer-extraordinaire, Andrew Maiman). Stay tuned!

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Diagnos gets licence for computer assisted retinal analysis application

December 9, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Technology company Diagnos Inc. (TSXV:ADK) announced Wednesday it has received a Health Canada class 2 licence for its computer assisted retinal analysis application.The company said it can now begin to market its product, called CARA-CCE, to the estimated $600-million global market for...

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