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2014-07-24 16:22:46

- Company reports earnings of $0.50 per share; $0.51 as adjusted PHOENIX, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today reported net income of $179.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014, versus $56.3 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the comparable 2013 period. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140717/128428 Republic's net income for the three months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, includes certain expenses and...

2014-07-24 16:21:01

LEESVILLE, La., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Locally owned BA's Hunting and Fishing is expanding its business by offering U-Haul rental equipment and services to military service members at Fort Polk and surrounding areas. BA's Hunting and Fishing and U-Haul are proud to continue their tradition of supporting members of the U.S. military. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b Brandon Bartlett, owner of BA's Hunting and Fishing, feels that he is privileged to...

2014-07-24 12:29:25

PRINCETON, N.J., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the largest general building contractors in the United States, JE Dunn, has been recognized for its excellent employee engagement practices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140724/130091 ORC International, a leading business intelligence firm with offices across the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, awarded the company its top prize for the US region as part of its annual employee engagement awards. The annual award, given to...

2014-07-24 12:27:22

CAMPBELL, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lazarus Effect, a medical device company focused on the development of novel interventional devices to facilitate removal of blood clots, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent (U.S. Patent Number 8,795,305) covering core technology behind the company's Lazarus Cover(TM) and ReCover(TM) devices. The Lazarus ReCover is a single-component stent-retriever (stentriever) with an...

2014-07-24 12:26:22

President Obama's job ratings and direction of country both down this month NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Normally, summer is a quiet time in Washington, D.C. Congress comes back to finish off a few things before heading out for summer recess and even the President gets to take a little time off with his family. This summer, however, is anything but quiet. In addition to the various crises the White House has to handle, they also have to deal with an unhappy nation. Just...

2014-07-24 12:22:13

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This study is the first to quantify the...

2014-07-24 10:47:06

The Lancet Declaration in reducing the global burden of HIV, malaria, and TB A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published in The Lancet, shows that accelerated progress against the global burden of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) has been made since 2000 when governments worldwide adopted Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB. The new estimates show that worldwide, the number of people living with HIV has risen...

2014-07-24 08:40:15

Non-GAAP EPS $.27 vs $.47 RICHMOND, Va., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brink's Company (NYSE: BCO), a global leader in security-related services, today reported second-quarter earnings. Second-Quarter Highlights GAAP: -- Revenue down 7% (11% organic growth) -- Segment profit down 52% (16% organic decrease) due to lower profit in Venezuela and Mexico, margin 2.9% vs. 5.6% -- Latin America loss $2 million vs. $24 million profit due primarily to impact of...

2014-07-24 08:37:06

PEORIA, Ill., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced profit per share of $1.57 for the second quarter of 2014, an increase from $1.45 per share in the second quarter of 2013. The second quarter of 2014 included a negative impact of $0.12 per share for previously announced restructuring activities. Excluding restructuring costs, profit per share was $1.69. Second-quarter 2014 sales and revenues were $14.150 billion, slightly lower than second-quarter...

2014-07-24 08:36:48

Greycon Suite 8.1 Optimises Two-Stage Manufacturing Processes LONDON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greycon, a world leader in scheduling and execution for the paper, printing, film and nonwovens industries, has released Greycon Suite version 8.1 and GreyconMill 2.7. GreyconMill 2.7 consolidates the many improvements that were implemented in association with the projects at Raven Engineered Films (USA), Blue Paper (France) and Kipa? Ka?it (Turkey) and Elobrick (Denmark), all of...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Belgian Horse
2014-04-02 12:49:10

The Belgian horse, known by other names including the Belgian Heavy Horse and the Brabançon, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in Belgium, in the Brabant region. It is thought to be a descendant of war horses known as destriers, although this cannot be proven. This breed was developed using a horse known as the Brabant, which was basically the same horse until the 1940’s, when it was bred to have a heavier build. The Belgian developed further in the United States, where it was...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

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