Daily Archives: April 17, 2013

Rocket Test Flight Aborted at NASA

A test flight of a commercial rocket designed to resupply the International Space Station has been scrubbed over technical problems. read more

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Slovenia Eases Concerns with Debt Buy Back

Slovenia, struggling to avoid becoming the euro zone’s next bailout case after Cyprus, raised more than twice as much as planned in a treasury bill tender on Wednesday aimed at easing pressure on its finances.
 
With investors increasingly skeptical that the small eastern European state can deal with its troubled banks on its own, the finance ministry used the proceeds to buy back a large tranche of debt maturing on June 6.
 
The move should buy time for the four-week-old …

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IMF: Stimulus Efforts Still Needed, but Could Cause Problems

The International Monetary Fund says efforts to stimulate the economy with ultra-low interest rates and huge purchases of bonds are necessary, though there could be some bad side effects. read more

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Supercomputers Calculate Structure Of Bones On The Molecular Level

Molecular Look This illustration shows a molecule of collagen (top) next to a molecule of a crystal of hydroxyapatite (bottom). Image courtesy of the researchers Bone fibers contain an odd couple of gooey protein and crystallized mineral.

Like the best of statesmen, bone is both strong and a little bit flexible. That’s because it combines a soft, gel-like substance (collagen) with a stiff, strong one (mineral hydroxyapatite). Now, one team of engineers say they’ve figured out that balancing act in detail, elucidating how the molecular structure of bone fibers help them take advantage of the best of both worlds. read more

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POPSCI NEWS

5 Ways Drones Could Help In A Disaster Like The Boston Marathon Bombing Plus three robots that are already saving lives.

Yesterday, the President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Michael Toscano told U.S. News: “Whether it is in response to a natural disaster or a tragedy like we saw in Boston, [unmanned aerial systems] can be quickly deployed to provide first responders with critical situational awareness in areas too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft to reach.” read more

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IA Interior Architects Initiates Process to Transition Leadership and Ownership

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – IA Interior Architects has initiated an orderly process to transition its leadership and ownership over the next few years. David Mourning, CEO, who founded the firm in 1984, has begun selling his ownership interest to IA Senior…

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Victory Park Capital Completes Public Auction of Unigene's Peptelligence™ Drug Delivery Platform

BOONTON, N.J., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Unigene Laboratories, Inc. (PINK: UGNE), today announced that on April 16, 2013, Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC (VPC) held a public auction conducted in accordance with Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) for the sale of…

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Aerotek to Fill 1,000 New Contract Positions in the Ft. Worth Area

Leading Staffing Company Hiring for Fortune 500 Manufacturing Company read more

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Allison Transmission Announces Withdrawal of Proposed Secondary Offering

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems…

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USW: Immigration Reform Would Boost U.S. Economy

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PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The United Steelworkers (USW) released the following statement today from USW International President Leo W. Gerard in support of immigration reform legislation in the U.S. Senate: read more

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U.S. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will address Tomorrow's NDC Academy 2013 Awards Luncheon

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WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The National Development Council (NDC), a national leader in economic and community development, will welcome U.S. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to its fifth biennial Academy 2013.  U.S. Secretary Donovan has devoted his career to…

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Crown Holdings Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

PHILADELPHIA, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. read more

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U.S. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will address Tomorrow's NDC Academy 2013 Awards Luncheon

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WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The National Development Council (NDC), a national leader in economic and community development, will welcome U.S. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to its fifth biennial Academy 2013.  U.S. Secretary Donovan has devoted his career to…

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Robert Half International Announces Schedule For First-Quarter Earnings Results And Conference Call

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) today announced it expects to release first-quarter 2013 earnings results on Tuesday, April 23, at approximately 4 p.m. EDT. Robert Half International management will conduct a…

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