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German court overturns law on phone, e-mail data

March 2, 2010 5:17 am | News | Comments

Germany's highest court on Tuesday overturned a law that let anti-terror authorities retain data on telephone calls and e-mails, saying it posed a "grave intrusion" to personal privacy rights and must be revised. The court ruling was the latest to sharply criticize a major initiative by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and one of the strongest steps yet defending citizen rights from post-Sept. 11 terror-fighting measures.

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AutoZone fiscal 2Q profit rises 6 percent

March 2, 2010 4:30 am | by SAMANTHA BOMKAMP - AP Transportation Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Automotive parts retailer AutoZone Inc. said Tuesday that its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 6 percent as it managed costs and recorded higher sales from new stores.The company earned $123.3 million, or $2.46 per share, compared with a year-ago profit of $115.9 million, or $2.03 per...

SENSIO Adopts a Shareholders Rights Plan

March 2, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SENSIO Technologies Inc. ("SENSIO" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE: SIO) announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholders rights plan (the "Rights Plan") in order to promote equitable treatment of shareholders in any public offer to purchase aimed at the Company. The Rights...

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Staples 4Q profit falls; issues muted outlook

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

Sales at Staples Inc. climbed for the second straight quarter, but the largest office supply company in the U.S. reported a decline in fourth-quarter profit Tuesday as some charges and delays in big-ticket purchases weighed on results.Staples also provided a 2010 adjusted profit outlook below...

EU: 100 million Microsoft users to choose browser

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

The European Union says some 100 million people using Microsoft Corp. software will be asked to choose between rival Web browsers by mid-May under a deal it struck with the company to settle antitrust action.Microsoft has started this month sending updates to Windows computers in Europe so that...

e-skills: European Week 2010 underlines e-skills' potential to help Europe’s economic recovery

March 2, 2010 2:20 am | by European Commission | News | Comments

European e-skills Week 2010, from March 1-5, aims to review the EU e-skills strategy's achievements in terms of digital literacy and boosting the e-skills of all EU citizens, to share experiences, build links and mobilise stakeholders across the EU. A broad range of activities across 35...

Solutions for Indoor Cell Coverage Will Boost 3G Services

March 1, 2010 8:24 pm | by In-Stat | News | Comments

Femtocells, picocells, and microcells are expected to surpass 31 million units by 2012.

Happy Halloween!

March 1, 2010 3:24 pm | by An Engineering Mind | News | Comments

Not to be outdone by my horrible cube-neighbor, Carl (Niels Bohr...again), I decided to descend into the darkness and become that which I fear the most...

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IBM cuts hundreds of jobs, sliver of 400K workers

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

IBM Corp. has cut hundreds of jobs across a number of divisions. The cuts Monday represent a sliver of the technology company's nearly 400,000 workers worldwide.IBM wouldn't comment. Documents submitted by laid-off workers to the Alliance(at)IBM, a labor union at IBM, indicate that at least 856...

Warnaco Group moves to 4th-qtr profit

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

Warnaco Group Inc. moved to a profit in the fourth quarter as sales rose by a double-digit percentage.The New York company makes underwear, bras, swimsuits and other clothing under brands such as Olga, Speedo and Warner's.In the three months that ended Jan. 2, the company earned $11 million, or...

Armstrong World Industries narrows 4th-qtr loss

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

Armstrong World Industries Inc. said Monday that its fourth-quarter loss decreased as it cut expenses. But its adjusted profit rose.The flooring and building products manufacturer lost $3.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the three-month period that ended Dec. 31. That compares with a loss...

Covario Co-Founder Dema Zlotin to Speak at Omniture Summit

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

Covario (http://www.covario.com/our-perspective/covario-speaking-engagem nts ) , the leader in SEM, SEO and display software and agency services for Forbes Global 2000 companies, today announced that Dema Zlotin, co-founder and vice president of strategic services, will be speaking at the 2010...

Studies show how fruit flies recover while flying

March 1, 2010 1:22 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell researchers have shown exactly how fruit flies maneuver through the air, and how they keep stable even when a whoosh of wind knocks them off course.

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MBIA narrows 4Q loss to $242 million

March 1, 2010 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MBIA Inc. said Monday that its loss narrowed in the fourth quarter, although losses from mortgage-related securities continued to hammer the bond insurer.For the final three months of 2009, MBIA lost $242 million, or $1.16 per share. That's less than one-fourth its loss of $1.2 billion, or...

Saw Blade Marking Support is Self Contained

March 1, 2010 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kwik Mark’s Saw Blade Marking Support is self contained, versatile and simple to operate. A bench top base with three equally spaced (removable) arms is used to support saw blades with a range of diameters from 10” to 72”. The three sliding spacers may be positioned along the length of the arms to

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