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2014-07-25 08:27:49

NEUHAUSEN, Switzerland, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Revenue of $2.7 billion increases 5%, with 4% organic growth -- Before special items, segment operating income increases 11% and segment operating margin improves 80 basis points to a record-high 14.5% -- Diluted EPS from continuing operations before special items increases 17% -- As previously announced, the company completed the divestiture of its ADT Korea security business and remaining...

2014-07-25 08:27:04

ATLANTA, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes in Tennessee as a result of excessive rain, flooding, wind and hail on June 5-12, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The disaster declaration...

2014-07-25 08:25:56

-- Conference Call and Webcast Today at 8:30 a.m. EDT/5:30 a.m. PDT -- TEL AVIV, Israel, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD) (Galmed), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for the treatment of liver diseases and cholesterol gallstones, today announced financial results for the period ended June 30, 2014. First Half 2014 Financial Summary: -- Reported cash and cash...

2014-07-25 08:25:24

- Reports Second-Quarter Adjusted EPS of $0.82, Above Previous Guidance Range of $0.75 to $0.77 (Reports GAAP EPS of $0.68) NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30,...

2014-07-25 08:25:02

- Delivers 9% organic revenue growth and $1.10 EPS, driven by double-digit gains in Companion Animal Group Diagnostics recurring revenues WESTBROOK, Maine, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) today reported that revenues for the second quarter of 2014 increased 11% versus the prior year period to $390 million. Organic revenue growth(1) for the second quarter of 2014 versus the prior year period was 9%, or 10% normalized for changes in distributor...

2014-07-25 08:24:11

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. LONDON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US markets on Thursday, July 25, 2014 ended on a mixed note with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing at 17,083.80, down 0.02% and the NASDAQ Composite closing at 4,472.11, down 0.04%. The S&P 500 finished the session 0.05% higher at 1,987.98. During the trading session, six out of ten sectors finished on a higher note. The S&P 500 Information...

2014-07-25 08:23:06

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. LONDON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,472.11, down 0.04%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.02% lower at 17,083.80, and the S&P 500 closed at 1,987.98, up 0.05%. During the session six out of ten sectors ended in positive. The S&P 500 Industrials Sector Index ended the day at 464.12, down 0.46%, while the index has...

2014-07-25 08:22:44

DUBLIN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Water Soluble Polymers Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Water soluble polymers are used in dispersion, suspension (thickening and gelling), and stabilization. The major functions of water soluble polymers include binding, coagulating, film forming, flocculating, lubrication and friction reduction, rheology modification and control,...

2014-07-25 08:22:39

DETROIT, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) today reported second quarter 2014 earnings of $124 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, compared with $105 million, or $0.60 per diluted share in 2013. Operating earnings for the second quarter 2014 were $128 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, compared with 2013 operating earnings of $109 million, or $0.62 per diluted share. Operating earnings exclude non-recurring items, certain mark-to-market adjustments and...

2014-07-25 08:22:37

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: OXF) (the "Partnership" or "Oxford") will report its second quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. The Partnership's management team will hold a conference call to review the results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on that day. Participants may access the conference call by dialing (877) 415-3185 or (857) 244-7328 for international callers and providing passcode...

Latest Business Reference Libraries

The History of 3D Printing
2013-09-20 10:14:26

Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of using additives to form solid 3D objects of virtually any shape from a digital model. This is achieved using specially formulated additives, such as plastics, that are formed into successive layers of material typically laid down on a platform in different shapes. 3D printing is uniquely distinct from a more traditional 3D sculpting technique, which relies on the removal of layers (subtractive manufacturing)...

The History Of Robotics
2013-09-08 10:48:36

Robotics is a branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots and autonomous systems, as well as the computer systems that power such devices, including control, sensory feedback and information processing. Robots are typically designed as automated machines that can take the place of humans. Most robotic machines can be seen in manufacturing lines, such as widely used in the auto industry. Robots are also utilized to replace humans in...

Flip or Clamshell
2012-07-01 22:49:47

The flip or clamshell is a form factor found mainly in cellphones in the electronics market. There are typically two distinct sections of the device that fold together via a hinge. When the device is open, it is up and ready to be used, and provides more surface area then when closed. When the unit is closed, the interface components such as keys and display are protected and the device is shorter, making for easier to be carried and stored. A disadvantage of the flip unit is the connecting...

2010-10-26 18:29:03

A paper clip is a thin wire in a looped shape that uses elasticity and strength of its construction materials to compress and hold pieces of paper together. Other types of clips use a two piece clamping system. Recent innovations are multi-colored plastic-coated paper clips. The first patent for a bent wire paper clip was awarded to Samuel B. Fay in 1867. He wanted it to be used for attaching tickets to fabric originally. His design, however, is not really reminiscent to the modern...

2010-10-11 21:16:18

Liquid Paper, a brand of the Newell Rubbermaid Company, is a type of correction fluid used to fix typewriting in the past and now handwriting mistakes. Bette Nesmith Graham created the first correction fluid in 1951. Since she worked as a typist she made many mistakes and wanted to correct them, so she started with tempera paint and created what she called Mistake Out. She even provided her co-workers with bottles that had the brand name on it. Soon Graham was fired from her typist job...

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