RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator on Tuesday said it would allow BlackBerry messaging services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer. The Communications and Information Technology Commission's announcement staves off, at least for now, a potential ban of Research in Motion Ltd.
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — An Apple Inc. executive whose responsibilities include iPhone hardware is leaving the company in the wake of antenna problems with the newest version of the smart phone. Apple was forced to offer a free fix after consumers complained and numerous media outlets reported a problem with dropped calls.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Whatever Mark Hurd did that cost him his job as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest technology company, it wasn't enough to cost him a payday that could top $40 million. Meanwhile, with little still known about why an actress and HP contractor threatened Hurd with a sexual-harassment lawsuit, stockholders took a $9 billion hit Monday, and HP's 300,000 workers were left to wonder about its future.
NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar gained Tuesday as investors pared back bets that the Federal Reserve would announce new measures to keep the economic recovery going. The Fed is expected to announce Tuesday afternoon that it hold interest rates near record lows near zero to stimulate economic activity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labeled antibusiness by Republicans and some corporate chiefs, President Barack Obama mounted a campaign to show he wasn't. But his charm offensive has hit a rocky patch. Business leaders gripe about burdensome new financial and health care regulations, what they see as unfriendly tax policies and vast government spending.
TOKYO (AP) — After prodding from the Japanese government, Apple Inc. will post prominent notices on its website warning that some older iPod Nano music players may overheat. Sixty-one cases of batteries overheating have been reported in first-generation iPod Nano machines sold in 2005 and 2006, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
tyle="float: right; margin-left: 9px; width: 0px;"> by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Mfg. Business Tech. “Looking for skilled, low-cost labor?” asks CNN. “Forget about India and China. How about Jonesboro, Ark.?” Interestingly enough, this is no rhetoric.
Editorial by Carrie Ellis, Editor, Chem Info Magazine Imagine you’re at sea aboard a chemical tanker. You see a rogue ship off in the distance. You realize that there may be a threat of hijacking, as you know these waters have been rife with pirates recently. Are you prepared? How have you protected others onboard, not to mention the potentially dangerous contents in the hull? Along with this scenario, and other national terrorism scares like 9/11, came the advent of the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which breed more responsibility, documentation, and stringent requirements for both the storage and transport of approximately 322 chemicals of interest.
By Patrick Michel, Vice President, DELMIA Solutions & Marketing, Dassault Systemes It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and that a movie is worth a thousand pictures, but what is less often realized is the fact that pictures and moving images are not bound by language barriers at all.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain's foreign minister said the country has no plans to follow its Persian Gulf neighbors in banning some BlackBerry services because security fears do not outweigh the technological benefits. His comments Sunday come as device maker Research in Motion Ltd.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation isn't creating nearly enough jobs to reduce persistently high unemployment. For the third straight month, the private sector hired cautiously in July. And those meager gains in the job market were nearly wiped out by tens of thousands of cuts at all levels of government.
Criminologists call it murder by proxy — rampages by employees who go after their boss, supervisors and even co-workers they link to the source of their outrage. The message is: Look who's doing the firing now. These eruptions of workplace violence often occur in similarly brutal ways.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman at the center of the sexual harassment claim that forced the resignation of Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd revealed her identity Sunday and said she is "surprised and saddened" that Hurd lost his job. Jodie Fisher, 50, an actress and businesswoman, knew Hurd through her contract jobs with HP's marketing department from 2007 to 2009.
DETROIT (AP) — A year after emerging from bankruptcy protection, Chrysler Group LLC said Monday that growing car and truck sales helped it narrow its second-quarter loss to $172 million. The U.S. and Canada are Chrysler's primary markets, and both have seen increased demand for cars and trucks since a recession-related slump last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. has likely increased its iPhone 4 orders recently to meet ongoing strong demand despite all the antenna troubles, said Sterne Agee analyst Vijay Rakesh in a note to investors Monday. "Despite all the recent commentary on (Apple) with Antenna gate the supply chain is scrambling to make more of the iPhone 4," the analyst wrote in a note to investors.