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2014-04-24 00:20:53

Bob Simon of CBS News-60 Minutes Receives President's Award; Kate O'Brian of Al Jazeera America and Kathleen Carroll from The Associated Press will light the Press Freedom candle in memory of the Journalists Killed and Missing in Action NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2013 news stories included a military crackdown in Egypt, a terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya, the death of a beauty queen in Mexico, as well as stories on the environment and iPhones. This year's...

Bomb-Sniffing Bees Could Find Unexploded Mines In Croatia
2013-05-20 09:02:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Navy has used dolphins to hunt for undersea mines and dogs have been used to sniff out bombs on land. Now, scientists are incorporating honeybees in the hunt for unexploded landmines in Croatia and possibly other war-ravaged countries in the Balkans. Bees have a perfect sense of smell and scientists believe that smell might save hundreds of lives if they can be trained to sniff out the odor from unexploded ordnance (UXOs)....

2012-10-05 23:04:12

Learn how Facebook and Zuckerberg turned a simple idea into a $100 billion dollar company. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 Latest release from Apress, How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO by tech guru Tom Taulli crystallizes the process by which Facebook was shepherded from idea to IPO. Facebook, the world´s largest social media platform went public this February, and besides the hiccups in its stock price and all the negative press,...

2012-09-07 23:00:40

As BusinessWeek reported on August 21st 2012, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $600,000 to settle three lawsuits on its DePuy Hip replacement systems (Clark County District Court, case no. A-11-636272). The lawsuits allege that plaintiffs had the hip replacement removed after experiencing severe adverse events. DePuy Orthopeadics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, faces more than 8,000 cases alleging the ASR hip replacement systems were defectively designed. In August 2010, the DePuy...

2011-08-09 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nomad Editions, a first-of-its-kind media company that produces digital weekly publications designed exclusively for mobile and tablet devices--such as the iPhone, iPad and other platforms--today announced the appointment of David Sleight, former Deputy Creative Director of BusinessWeek.com, as Chief Technology Officer. Sleight has more than a decade of experience, bringing top-notch products to life on the Web, including a deep knowledge of user...

2011-04-27 12:17:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Marcial, who wrote the market-moving column "Inside Wall Street" at BusinessWeek for more than 25 years, has started writing a new column at Forbes.com. His new column, called "Street Beat," will maintain Mr. Marcial's trademark theme of providing readers with behind-the-scenes investment opportunities. Through the column, he provides an experienced insight into stock investing and perspective on Wall Street activity. Mr. Marcial talks...

2011-03-04 11:16:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Babson College is one of the nation's elite - a top 20 undergraduate business program, according to Bloomberg Businessweek's 2011 Ranking of "The Best Undergraduate Business Schools." Babson is ranked Number 20. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked 113 colleges that met stringent quality criteria. To identify the best business programs, Bloomberg Businessweek used five measures, including survey responses...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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