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Honda assessing impact of latest supplier strike

June 8, 2010 7:05 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Honda Motor Co. has suspended production at two of its factories due to a walkout by some workers at a parts supplier in China, though authorities said Wednesday that the dispute has been resolved.The disruptions came just days after Honda settled a two-week strike at a wholly owned parts...

A Mountain Bird’s Survival Guide to Climate Change

June 8, 2010 5:22 pm | by Yale UniversityYale University | Comments

Researchers at Yale University have found that the risk of extinction for mountain birds due to global warming is greatest for species that occupy a narrow range of altitude. In fact, a species' vertical distribution is a better predictor of extinction risk than the extent of temperature...

International Datacasting widens Q1 loss to $2.1 million; revenue edges up

June 8, 2010 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

International Datacasting Corp. (TSX:IDC) says it widened its loss to $2.1 million or four cents per share in the first quarter of its fiscal year, compared to $800,000 or one cent per share a year earlier. Revenue was $5.4 million, up slightly from $5.1 million.

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Azure Dynamics sells $6.3M worth of shares to Johnson Controls subsidiary

June 8, 2010 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Azure Dynamics Corp. (TSX:AZD) says the Canadian subsidiary of a major American auto parts company has agreed to purchase $6.3 million worth of its common shares.The company said Tuesday that the wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Johnson Controls Inc. has agreed to buy 21.1 million of its...

PMC-Sierra closes purchase of Adaptec unit

June 8, 2010 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra Inc. said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of Adaptec Inc.'s channel storage division for about $34 million in cash.PMC-Sierra said the deal will strengthen its existing enterprise storage business by allowing faster access to channel...

Take-Two posts 2Q profit, reversing loss

June 8, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A sharp rise in revenue helped video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. post a profit Tuesday for its fiscal second quarter, reversing a year-ago loss.The company also said it expected to report a smaller loss for the fiscal year than it had originally forecast and raised its...

Harper defends fake lake spending as "marketing pavilion" for summit

June 8, 2010 1:05 pm | by Heather Scoffield-Associated Press | Comments

The Conservative government scrambled Tuesday to mount a furious defence of its G8/G20 summit planning to douse escalating opposition attacks on the enormous cost of hosting the international gatherings.Those attacks were threatening to swamp the substance of what the government wants to...

Microsoft to offer $1.15B in convertible debt

June 8, 2010 12:05 pm | by DEBORAH YAO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Even one of the richest companies in the world, Microsoft Corp., can use some of the financial flexibility that comes from borrowing money at today's relatively low rates.Despite sitting on nearly $40 billion in cash and investments, the software company said Tuesday it will raise $1.15 billion by...

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BP Containment Device Capturing 10K Barrels/Day; Pfizer Lung Cancer

June 8, 2010 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Drug Sees Early Success; Jobs to Deliver Apple Conference Keynote Address; European Bank Rules May Be Announced; Annual Buffett Launch Auction Underway; Stocks are Mixed After Big Sell-Off; Hungary Trying to Avoid Financial Crisis; Interview With Gerri Willis; BP Shares Up After Containment Effort;...

General Dynamics-led group doing Army robotic work

June 8, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A consortium of academics and companies led by a unit of General Dynamics received an Army research grant to work on the technology for robotic air and ground systems worth up to $220 millionThe consortium is led by General Dynamics Robotics Systems. The money includes a $63 million, five-year...

The 2010 Sensors Expo

June 8, 2010 8:00 am | Comments

Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2010 Sensors Expo & Conference.

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Geolocation, next phase of the social media revolution, focus of June 14 workshop at WPI

June 8, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Like the rapid evolution of social media, mobile geolocation is expected to grow dramatically and radically change how people interact and shop, and how businesses connect with and market to consumers. Leaders in the technologies that make mobile...

China says it will keep blocking online content

June 8, 2010 7:05 am | by SCOTT McDONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threatening to "national unity."The "white paper" statement of government policy was released three months after a public dispute over censorship prompted Google Inc. to...

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Digi Launches Next Generation XBee and XBee-PRO ZigBee Modules

June 8, 2010 6:20 am | by Digi International | Comments

New XBee® and XBee-PRO® modules feature Surface Mount Technology and Serial Peripheral Interface

Analysts: No big surprises in iPhone 4

June 8, 2010 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Leaks and a misplaced iPhone prototype took some of the wind from Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs' Monday presentation of the iPhone 4.Several analysts already expected to see some of the new iPhone's capabilities, such as a camera on the front of the smartphone, video conferencing and longer battery...

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