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2008-07-14 06:00:29

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) expects second quarter 2008 earnings to be in the range of $1.65 to $1.67 per share, including a $0.11 per share one-time net tax benefit. ATI had previously said that it expected second quarter earnings to be somewhat higher than the $1.40 per share achieved in the first quarter 2008. "ATI is benefiting from the ongoing transformation of the Company, and our product, market, and geographic diversification," said L. Patrick Hassey, Chairman,...

2008-07-11 12:00:50

ATI (NYSE:ATI) will provide live Internet listening access to its conference call with investors and analysts scheduled for July 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. ET. The conference call will be conducted after the Company's planned release of second quarter 2008 results. The conference call will be broadcast at www.alleghenytechnologies.com. To access the broadcast, go to the home page and select "Conference Call". In addition, the conference call will be broadcast through CCBN.com. Replay of the...

2007-08-11 10:38:40

Crystals on meteorite hold a key to understanding building blocks of planets A University of Toronto-led study has uncovered tiny zircon crystals in a meteorite originating from Vesta (a large asteroid between Mars and Jupiter), shedding light on the formation of planetesimals, small astronomical objects that form the basis of planets. To date, studying zircons in eucrites "“ meteorites formed by volcanic activity "“ has been difficult due to impact- induced fracturing and their...

2005-11-17 17:23:10

A surprising new study by an international team of researchers has concluded Earth's continents most likely were in place soon after the planet was formed, overturning a long-held theory that the early planet was either moon-like or dominated by oceans. The team came to the conclusion following an analysis of a rare metal element known as hafnium in ancient minerals from the Jack Hills in Western Australia, thought to be among the oldest rocks on Earth. Hafnium is found in association with...

Latest Hafnium Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 10:45:58

Hafnium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Hf and atomic number 72. A lustrous, silvery gray tetravalent transition metal, hafnium resembles zirconium chemically and is found in zirconium minerals. Hafnium is used in tungsten alloys in filaments and electrodes and also acts as a neutron absorber in nuclear control rods. Notable characteristics This is a shiny silvery, ductile metal that is corrosion resistant and chemically similar to zirconium. The...

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