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2011-08-05 20:04:00

TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We have lowered our long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA' and affirmed the 'A-1+' short-term rating. We have also removed both the short- and long-term ratings from CreditWatch negative. The downgrade reflects our opinion that the fiscal consolidation plan that Congress and the Administration recently agreed to falls short of what, in our view, would be necessary to stabilize the government's...

2011-07-14 19:55:00

TORONTO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's has placed its 'AAA' long-term and 'A-1+' short-term sovereign credit ratings on the United States of America on CreditWatch with negative implications. Standard & Poor's uses CreditWatch to indicate a substantial likelihood of it taking a rating action within the next 90 days, or in response to events presenting significant uncertainty to the creditworthiness of an issuer. Today's CreditWatch placement signals our view...

2011-05-09 16:30:00

LAS VEGAS, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC WORLD 2011 -- News Summary: EMC® announced the 2011 Data Hero Awards winners and finalists First annual Data Hero Visionary award goes to Vivek Kundra, the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States of America Winners and honorable mentions across Government, Public Service, Media, Energy, Consumer Services, Health Care, Life Sciences, Technology Full Story: EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), the world leader in...

2010-12-11 16:00:00

Gold, silver and clad coins salute founding of U.S. Army in 1775 PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Designs for the 2011 United States Army Commemorative Coin Program were unveiled today during the annual Army/Navy football game played in Philadelphia, PA. Public Law 110-450, the "United States Army Commemorative Coin Act of 2008," authorizes the United States Mint to mint and issue $5 gold, $1 silver and half-dollar clad coins to recognize and celebrate the founding...

2010-11-03 07:05:00

ASSLAR, Germany/>, November 3, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- - On the Road to Becoming a World Leader in Vacuum - 2011 Sales Revenues of More Than EUR 500 Million/> Anticipated Based on Strong Business Performance - Strategic Complement in Backing Pumps and Improved Access to Asian Markets - Not for release; publication or distribution in or into the United States Of America/>, Canada/>, Japan/>, Australia/> or to U.S. Persons Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, Asslar, intends to...

2010-10-28 13:31:00

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMEX: SIM) ("Simec") announced today its results of operations for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2010. Nine-Month Period Ended September 30, 2010 compared to September-Month Period Ended September 30, 2009 Net Sales Net sales increased 33% to Ps. 18,942 million in the nine-month period ended September 30, 2010 compared to Ps. 14,277 million in the same period of 2009. Shipments of finished...

2009-11-20 12:07:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Comprehensive RFID Package http://www.reportlinker.com/p0165034/Comprehensive-RFID-Package.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The Comprehensive RFID Package from Mind Commerce is the most comprehensive research about RFID on the market. This package includes many reports that focus on critical aspect of RFID including market...

2009-07-27 11:48:00

SEATTLE, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As sustainable and cost-conscious living becomes a paramount concern for the global consumer even celebrities are taking part in making the world a greener, thriftier place. Dave Dederer, former singer and guitarist for the 90s hit-makers The Presidents of the United States of America, has partnered with eco-friendly free online marketplace, Kashless.org to kick off its first Celebrity Donation Program. Dederer's contribution: one of his favorite...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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