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Washington Post shares off, Kaplan faces scrutiny

August 6, 2010 11:05 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Proposed federal rules that could hurt The Washington Post Co.'s biggest revenue and profit driver, the Kaplan education business, overshadowed a nearly eight-fold surge in the company's quarterly earnings reported Friday. The company's shares plunged.The Post Co. said that proposed changes in...

Turning down the noise in graphene

August 6, 2010 9:22 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Working with the unique nanoscience capabilities of Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, a multi-institutional team of researchers has developed the first model of signal-to-noise-ratios for low frequency noises in graphene on silica. Their results...

NY official claims LCD suppliers fixed prices

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued several major suppliers of liquid crystal display screens used in computers, televisions and cell phones, claiming consumers paid extra because of price fixing.The suit filed Friday in state court in Manhattan seeks damages, restitution and civil...

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NetSuite shares up after 2Q results, forecast

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of business software maker NetSuite Inc. climbed Friday after its second-quarter results topped expectations and the company raised its full-year profit forecast.NetSuite reported after the close of trading Thursday that its second quarter loss grew to $7.2 million, or 11 cents per...

Emdeon 2Q profit drops 66 percent to $4.2 million

August 6, 2010 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Emdeon Inc., a health care payment technology company, said its second-quarter profit fell 66 percent, largely due to an income tax expense fluctuation.The Nashville company said it earned $4.2 million, or 5 cents per share in the three months that ended June 30. That compares to net income of...

British patients click online to see doctor

August 6, 2010 8:50 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

In Britain, an increasing number of websites are pushing the boundaries of online medicine, with at least a dozen sites offering consultations and medication most countries only allow during in-person visits...

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Brain's reward system helps drive placebo effect

August 6, 2010 8:44 am | by Anne Harding, Reuters | Comments

Want to maximize the placebo effect? A good way to do this, according to a new study, is to tell someone they have a decent chance of getting the real treatment instead of a fake pill, but keep them guessing.

Apple ordered to publicize iPod fix in Japan

August 6, 2010 8:40 am | Comments

Japan's trade ministry has ordered Apple Inc's Japan unit to state on its website that users who are concerned about their iPod nano portable music player catching fire can receive a replacement battery.

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Facebook and other social media cost UK billions

August 6, 2010 8:34 am | by Paul Casciato, Reuters | Comments

Employees who fritter time away on Facebook, Twitter and other social media Web sites are costing British businesses billions, new research suggests.

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Calif court clears way for Google age bias trial

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

The California Supreme Court says a former Google Inc. manager can sue the search engine on claims he was fired because of his age.The court ruled Thursday that Brian Reid's discrimination suit could go to trial, rejecting a lower court's decision that there wasn't enough evidence.Reid, a...

BLDC Motor Has Standard High Torque Density Design

August 6, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Standard High Torque Density Design (P/N DIH23-30-BFNA) delivers continuous power at levels approaching 1 HP continuous at speeds up to 20 K RPM.

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Linear Actuators Provides Exceptionally High Force-to-Size Ratios

August 6, 2010 7:24 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc, a leading manufacturer of precision linear motion products, offers an entire line of high output can stack linear actuators. The line include the 20, 25, and 35-mm frame sizes.

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COTS Backplane Offers Impressive Bandwidth and Configuration Flexibility

August 6, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

The Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3 for PICMG 1.3-based system designs boasts comprehensive PCI and PCI Express Gen 2 support for full-height 4U systems.

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Microcontrollers Integrate USB and Large RAM

August 6, 2010 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, offers the four-member PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family, which integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM.

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2010 Circuit Protection Product Catalog Published

August 6, 2010 7:21 am | by Tyco Electronics | Comments

MENLO PARK, Calif. -- August 5, 2010 -- Tyco Electronics announced today the publication of its 2010 Circuit Protection Product Catalog. Expanded to include in-depth information on several new product lines, the catalog presents technical specifications and application information on...

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