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2010-10-14 09:50:00

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is reporting that AOL, Inc. is among the parties considering a buyout attempt of Yahoo, making the second-ranked search engine the target of takeover talks for the second time in less than three years. According to WSJ reporters Jessica E. Vascellaro and Anupreeta Das, several private-equity firms have approached the New York-based Internet and communications company formerly known as America Online regarding a possible collaborative takeover bid. Among them are...

2010-09-30 13:40:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Executive MBA program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business ranks No. 22 in the world, according to a Wall Street Journal report released today. Smith's program ranked No. 15 for how well it imparts management skills to students and No. 16 according to alumni rating. "The Smith School is committed to providing executives with the professional development experience they need to lead through uncertain...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wall Street Journal has awarded CONNECT, the open-source software that allows for the secure and private sharing of electronic health information, its coveted 2010 "Innovation Award" in the category of Health-Care IT. Since 2008, Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been the prime developer of CONNECT. CONNECT, an open source implementation of the Nationwide Health Information...

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2010-09-22 09:05:00

Research In Motion (RIM), makers of the popular BlackBerry series of smartphones, are readying a tablet computer to challenge the iPad, and they could unveil the device as early as next week, according to Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. In a Tuesday article, WSJ writers Phred Dvorak and Ting-I Tsai quote unnamed sources "familiar with RIM's plans" who claim that the device--which company insiders are calling the 'BlackPad'--is currently set for a fourth quarter release. The device could be...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized investor and securities employment law firm of Stuart D. Meissner LLC, located in Manhattan, New York, announced today the launching of www.SECSnitch.com, targeting whistleblowers under the new whistleblower provisions within the July 21, 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Act deputized employees in Wall Street brokerage firms and public companies to be the eyes and ears of the Securities and...

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2010-08-18 13:40:00

Google boss Eric Schmidt said that many people might one day need to change their names in order to escape the destruction they might face from their previous online activity. Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal that he feared people do not understand the consequences of having so much personal information about them online. Google has acquired Slide and Jambool, which are two companies that specialize in providing services in social networks.  Slide is a gaming firm and Jambool...

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2010-08-16 06:15:00

A manager at Apple Inc has been charged in a California court for selling corporate secrets to Asian suppliers in exchange for at least one million dollars in payments, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report on Sunday. Paul Shin Devine, a global supply manager for Apple, was charged in a federal grand-jury indictment "with offenses that include wire fraud, money laundering and unlawful monetary transactions," starting in 2006, the WSJ reported. Devine, 37, has been a manager at...

2010-08-09 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company has appointed David Chivers vice president, Factiva products. Mr. Chivers will have global responsibility for the strategy, development and management of the Dow Jones Factiva product portfolio and for Wall Street Journal Professional Edition offerings in the enterprise. In this newly created position, he will focus on expanding Factiva's leading market position by engaging with customers to elicit feedback that drives product...

2010-08-04 08:00:00

FORT LEE, N.J., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - the amount of deflation rhetoric in the mainstream media has been continuing to surge this week. Yesterday there was an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, "Defending Yourself Against Deflation" and on Monday Paul Krugman wrote an editorial in the New York Times entitled, "Why Is Deflation Bad?". We decided to do a simple Google News archive search to see when previous...

2010-07-21 17:35:00

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A 12-page analyst report on UV Flu Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UVFT) will be carried by The Wall Street Journal as an advertising insert in tomorrow's edition of the paper (Thursday, July 22). The Wall Street Journal is published by Dow Jones, a world-class publisher of financial and business newspapers, newswires, indexes, magazines, and more. The report, authored by Michael Williams Market Movers, can also be found online by visiting...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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