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SEC paying $755K to settle with fired lawyer

June 29, 2010 2:06 pm | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission is paying $755,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former staff lawyer who accused the agency of blocking his investigation of a prominent hedge fund.The SEC settlement of Gary Aguirre's wrongful termination claim resolved a long-running controversy that...

Bentek Solar Supplies Schneider Electric with Solar Re-combiners

June 29, 2010 12:52 pm | Comments

Bentek Solar, a leader in manufacturing and engineering solutions for complex electro-mechanical and power distribution systems for the semiconductor and solar industries, announces that it will provide Schneider Electric with solar re-combiners for a 60MW solar project in Ontario, Canada.

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Glitter-Sized Solar Photovoltaics Promise Improved Performance

June 29, 2010 12:34 pm | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that could revolutionize the way solar energy is collected and used.

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Digi-Key Corporation Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Rose+Bopla Enclosures

June 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by Digi-Key | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA — Tuesday, June 29, 2010 — Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry's broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has entered into a...

LibreDigital buys HarperCollins e-commerce unit

June 29, 2010 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

LibreDigital Inc. said Tuesday that it has acquired Symtio, a unit of HarperCollins Publishers that lets clients build their own online marketplace for books.LibreDigital, a privately held firm in Austin, Texas that delivers e-books to marketplaces such as Amazon.com Inc., did not disclose the...

Hulu launches $10 video subscription service

June 29, 2010 10:05 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Online video site Hulu has launched a $9.99-per-month paid section, under pressure from its media company parents to generate a profit.A new tab opened up on the site directing users to Hulu Plus, a section that shows current season episodes of "Glee," ''The Office," ''House," and other shows...

Divorce lawyers: Facebook tops in online evidence

June 29, 2010 9:08 am | Comments

Forgot to de-friend your wife on Facebook while posting vacation shots of your mistress? Her divorce lawyer will be thrilled. Oversharing on social networks has led to an overabundance of evidence in divorce cases.

Personal Income and Outlays, May 2010

June 29, 2010 8:25 am | by U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis | Comments

Personal income increased $53.7 billion, or 0.4 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $49.0 billion, or 0.4 percent, in May, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $24.4 billion, or 0.2 percent. In April,...

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Rajeev Industries Announces The Launch Of Their Business Website

June 29, 2010 8:24 am | by 1888 Press Release | Comments

Electrical Porcelain Insulators are essential requirement for the smooth transmission and distribution of Electrical Power.

Total LCD TV Shipments to Grow to 188M Units in 2010, to Surpass 260M Units by 2014

June 29, 2010 8:24 am | by General Electric | Comments

Total TV shipments in 2010 will pass 242 million units, a remarkable 15% increase from an anemic 2% level of growth in 2009.

Molecules typically found in blue jean and ink dyes may lead to more efficient solar cells

June 29, 2010 8:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Cornell University) Making better solar cells: Cornell University researchers have discovered a simple process -- employing molecules typically used in blue jean and ink dyes -- for building an organic framework that could lead to economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.

Towards a European common charger for electric vehicles

June 29, 2010 8:23 am | by European Commission | Comments

The European Standardisation Organisations bodies (CEN-CENELEC and ETSI) will develop a common charging system for electric cars, scooters and bicycles. European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has handed on 29 June 2010 a European Commission mandate for the development of the...

New molecular framework could yield better solar cells

June 29, 2010 8:22 am | by Cornell University | Comments

A team led chemist William Dichtel has discovered a simple process for building an organic molecular framework that could pave the way to more economical, flexible and versatile solar cells.

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Statistics: Annual inflation rate in OECD eases slightly to 2.0% in May 2010

June 29, 2010 5:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.0 % in the year to May 2010, slightly down from 2.1% in April. This small decrease in inflation rates mainly reflected the slowing down of energy prices, which increased by 11% in May, compared with 12.1% in April.

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Health : Growing health spending puts pressure on government budgets, according to OECD Health Data 2010

June 29, 2010 5:24 am | by OECD | Comments

In all OECD countries total spending on healthcare is rising faster than economic growth, pushing the average ratio of health spending to GDP from 7.8% in 2000 to 9.0% in 2008. Factors pushing health spending up - technological change, population expectations and population ageing - will...

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