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  • A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers

    A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers
    I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
  • British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan

    British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan
    Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans. The “Flare Pan&...
  • AbbVie-Shire deal puts more pressure on Congress to overhaul tax code

    AbbVie-Shire deal puts more pressure on Congress to overhaul tax code
    A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings. Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
  • Give U.S. multinationals an incentive to not dodge taxes

    Give U.S. multinationals an incentive to not dodge taxes
    When is a U.S.-based company not considered a U.S. company by the IRS? When it buys a smaller firm in a foreign country and — presto chango! — deems that company to be its parent, escaping the obligation to pay taxes to the U.S. Treasury on...
  • What's the key to turning around Rust Belt cities?

    Cleveland and other Rust Belt cities are making a comeback as young people sick of high prices in the big city look for more manageable places to live and cities capitalize on attracting a new generation of employers. In Cleveland, the news that...
  • 5 startups from Central Florida to pitch at upcoming venture conference

    5 startups from Central Florida to pitch at upcoming venture conference
    The Florida Venture Forum announced  Monday the 20 startup companies that will participate in its Seventh Annual Early Stage Capital Conference, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 15 in Kissimmee. Five are from Central Florida. Each company delivers a six-minute...
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • Manufacturing's 'Second Wind' Comes With A Little State Help For Two Firms

    Two aerospace manufacturers in Connecticut landed million-dollar state aid deals on Wednesday to help them expand operations and create jobs. In Westbrook, a fluid control systems manufacturer, The Lee Co., will use more than $20 million from the state...
  • Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals

    Zimmer to buy Biomet amid flurry of billion-dollar medical deals
    Orthopedic products maker Zimmer Holdings on Thursday announced it will acquire Biomet Inc. in a deal valued at $13.35 billion, including assumption of debt, the companies said.    The proposed acquisition follows a flurry of billion-dollar deals by...
  • Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA

    Acetaminophen in Rx drugs: For liver's sake, lower the dose, says FDA
    Apparently, a Food and Drug Administration warning four months ago was missed by many physicians, pharmacists and patients, so the agency, in an unusual move, saw fit Monday to remind us: Stop writing prescriptions for, stop dispensing prescriptions for,...
  • Control manufacturer sees no industrial recession ahead

    About Moog Inc. Ticker: MOG.A Exchange: NYSE What does the company do? Manufacturer of precision control equipment 2011 Financial report (fiscal year ended Oct. 1, 2011): Net sales: $2.33 billion Net income: $133 million Q. My shares of Moog Inc....
  • Health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts can save you money

    November is when most companies set the deadline for employees to choose their health care coverage for the coming year. Part of that process for more and more people is managing the money in thier health savings accounts (HSAs) or flexible spending...