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2009-07-10 09:00:00

BEIJING, July 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com (http://www.himfr.com/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, analyzes electronic components price trends. The electronic components market is in an unstable state with demands remaining downbeat with no signs of improvement as the Spring and Summer off-season approaches. Overall, the market price of components has fallen slightly, and according to market conditions, a...

2009-06-29 09:00:00

Easy-to-Use Touch Screen Interface Allows Consumers to Monitor Real-time Energy Consumption; Enables Utility Providers to Build Customer Relationships with Added Value BOCA RATON, Fla., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenPeak Inc., the leading provider of touch screen multimedia devices and VoIP telephony systems, today announced the debut of its new Home Energy Management Solution that allows utility companies and their customers to more actively manage in-home energy consumption to save money and...

2009-06-29 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- With the global recession on everyone's minds, the idea of "swapping" to save money is growing in popularity. Auto lease swaps, in particular, are on the rise all over the U.S., says Swapalease.com, the world's largest auto lease marketplace. In fact, Swapalease.com has become so popular that the term "lease swap," which was branded by the company in the late nineties, has become synonymous with lease transfer. Similar to Q-tips, Kleenex and Band-Aids, the...

2009-06-24 08:05:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT) announced it has begun shipping its new V-Force Vibration Therapy units to customers. These new units employ powerful, whole-body vibration technology, which provides neuromuscular training to increase strength, improve balance and enhance flexibility. Originally developed for the Russian space program to compensate for bone and muscle loss resulting from extended periods in space, whole-body vibration...

2009-05-27 11:30:00

CINCINNATI, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Swapalease.com, the world's largest auto lease marketplace, has more than doubled its goal with its latest social media strategy on Facebook.com. The company recently launched a free car lease (or loan) payment promotional giveaway on the social networking site as part of the Swapalease.com 10th year Anniversary Celebration. "We've received an incredible response from our fans on Facebook who are engaged and eager to share their success stories with...

2009-05-13 17:43:58

Canadians rank almost at the bottom -- just above Americans, who are the worst -- in hurting the environment, a National Geographic Society survey says. By contrast, Brazilians and Indians tied as most green, the society's annual Greendex tracking survey said. The survey, conducted by Canadian research company GlobeScan International, examined consumer behaviors in 14 countries that represent more than half of the world's population and use about 75 percent of its energy. The examined...

2009-04-22 02:05:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the unemployment rate at a startling high and the prices of necessities rising even as many household budgets shrink, making informed purchasing decisions matters now more than ever. That's where a new website called WhatitCosts.com comes in. This website is a valuable resource helping consumers navigate the range of prices for everything from eco-friendly baby clothing to contact lenses to the cost of joining a gym. "The age of out of...

2009-03-11 06:50:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Complaints.com now includes company profiles of more than 20 million businesses in the US so that companies receive email and voice message notifications alerting them of the complaint. Businesses can now respond to complaints listed against them, ensuring a company's reputation can be upheld, while satisfying the consumer's concerns and resolving the complaint. A strong reputation is critical in a difficult economy. Numerous websites, forums, online...

2009-01-01 14:25:35

A majority of unemployed U.S. workers said they would accept a cut in pay if they could find a job, but most said even that could take some time. The National Employment Law Project said 63 percent of those looking for work would accept a pay cut, CNNMoney.com reported Thursday. But only 37 percent indicated they were optimistic about finding work in the next four months, the report said. For people who have been laid off, this is obviously a buyer's market, said Ravin Jesuthasan of...

2008-12-12 08:12:00

RESTON, Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a nationwide survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute, 93.4% of consumers say that the economy is worse than a year ago with only 1.1% saying that the economy is stronger. The results are significantly worse than the Institute's December 2007 Consumer Pulse Survey, which found that 68.8% of consumers believed that the economy was worse than in the previous year. The latest results show that consumer perceptions of the poor economy closely...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.