Business News Archive - March 29, 2010

MANCHESTER, England, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident claims specialists at First Personal Injury are warning drivers against the dangers of getting behind the wheel when tired.

KITCHENER, Ontario, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimalon Software announced the release of a new product 1DCutX - an extension for Microsoft Excel aimed at dramatically reducing construction materials waste incurred from cutting operations. Several types of construction materials, like pipes, studs, beams, drywalls, etc., come in standard sizes.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of SunRay Renewable Energy, a leading European solar power plant developer with offices in Europe and the Middle East.

HONG KONG, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Financial Summary Revenue was RMB 14.33 billion, down 12.9% YoYGross profit was RMB 1.24 billion, down 13.1% YoYNet profit attributable to shareholders was RMB 892 million, up 49.7% YoYEarnings per share were RMB0.75, up 50.0%Proposed final dividend of approximately RMB 0.2335 per share (tax inclusive), up 48.8% YoYWeiqiao Textile Company Limited ("the Company" or "Weiqiao Textile") and its subsidiaries, collectively the "Group") (HKEX: 2698), the largest cotton textile producer in China, announced its annual results for the period ended December 31, 2009 (the "Review Period" or the "Period").

FUQING CITY, China, March 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Clean Energy Inc.

HOUSTON, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announced land seismic equipment joint venture with BGP Inc., the world's leading land seismic contractor.

LONDON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr, the world's largest electricity metering and smart meter solutions company and a pioneer of worldwide smart grid realisation, today announced it has been selected by the UK's largest energy supplier, British Gas (parent company Centrica (LSE: CNA)) to support the UK's first commercial-scale smart meter deployment in an energy efficiency effort that could save consumers more than 200 million pounds in energy bills. The deal will see British Gas deploy up to one million of Landis+Gyr's "dual fuel" electricity and gas smart meters, along with Landis+Gyr's innovative touch screen in-home display, in UK customer homes, marking one of the fastest, largest and most advanced smart meter deployments in Europe.

HOUSTON and BEIJING, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Over the weekend, INOVA Geophysical Equipment Limited was formally introduced by its owners - ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) and the Chinese geophysical services provider BGP - to hundreds of customers, government officials, and members of the media at a high-profile launch event held in Beijing.

IRVINE, Calif., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, today announces its win with Ford Motor Company in the 2010 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) for 'Best Automobile Online Campaign.' The Internet Advertising Competition is produced by the Web Marketing Association to honor excellence in online advertising, recognize the individuals and organizations responsible, and showcase award-winning Internet advertising. In Summer 2009, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com created an online campaign geared toward raising awareness of the government-sponsored program Car Allowance Rebate System ("CARS," or popularly known as 'Cash for Clunkers').

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AZZ incorporated (NYSE: AZZ), a manufacturer of electrical products and a provider of galvanizing services, will conduct a conference call to review financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010 at 11:00 a.m.