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Clean technology investment skyrockets

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Venture capitalists invested a record $3 billion in 221 clean technology deals worldwide in 2007, a 43 percent increase over the $2.1 billion invested during 2006. Dow Jones VentureSource reported today that the United States accounted for 83 percent of global clean technology investment during 2007. Clean technology accounted for more than 8 percent of… Continue Reading Clean technology investment skyrockets

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China’s foreign investment up 109 percent

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The Associated Press BEIJING_China attracted $11.2 billion in foreign investment in January, up 109.8 percent from the same month last year, the government said Monday. The Commerce Ministry, which reported the figure in a one-sentence statement, gave no explanation for the sharp rise. China’s economy is growing strongly at a time when investors are worried… Continue Reading China’s foreign investment up 109 percent

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Blu-ray beating HD in DVD war

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The Associated Press TOKYO _Sony’s Blu-ray technology is emerging as the likely winner in the format battle for the next generation of DVD players after Toshiba appeared ready to ditch its HD DVD business. Such a move would help consumers know which system to invest in and would likely boost sales in Blu-ray gadgets, analysts… Continue Reading Blu-ray beating HD in DVD war

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The devil’s in the stock details

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A conservative Christian pastor says he’s launching a high-profile campaign to urge religious followers to buy up corporate stock in an attempt to stop mega-corporations from financing “ungodly ventures.” The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the Rev. Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church in Washington is convincing followers to start buying shares of Microsoft and begin… Continue Reading The devil’s in the stock details

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File police reports online

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The Colorado Springs Police Department now takes online reports for crimes that do not need police follow up – generally those that are required for insurance claims. The online report form is on the City of Colorado Springs Web site. Crimes can be reported online if they occurred within the City of Colorado Springs, if… Continue Reading File police reports online

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The Colorado Patient Safety Coalition honored Parkview Medical Center for its patient safety record during the 2007 Patient Safety Conference. Parkview was chosen for the award based on the hospital-wide reduction in medication errors using wireless, hand-held devices that allow nurses to capture and document vital sign information. Called the CARE system, the device guides… Continue Reading Parkview recognized for cutting ‘near-miss events’

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U.S. homeowners have less than one month to utilize a federal tax credit aimed at encouraging home energy efficiency. The measure, created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, allows for a credit of up to 10 percent – or $500 – of the cost of materials for certain home improvements completed before Jan. 1,… Continue Reading Time running out for energy efficiency tax credit

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In what is yet another sign of the wireless times, AT&T Inc. said yesterday that it plans to leave the pay phone business by the end of next year. AT&T representatives said pay phone use has been shrinking as the prominence and ease of attaining cell phones has grown. Pay phones in the United States… Continue Reading AT&T exiting pay phone business

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Nobel Prize awarded for ‘iPod science’

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A heck of a lot of science went into making the iPod and other digital music players work. Two scientists whose research helped produce the small storage devices in MP3 players were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics this week. Albert Fert, 69, from France, and Peter Grünberg, 68, from Germany, discovered a physical… Continue Reading Nobel Prize awarded for ‘iPod science’

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ISS awarded a $17.5 million contract

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Intelligent Software Solutions has been a awarded an additional $17.5 million task under its $49.9 million Secure Information Access Analysis and Dissemination contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York. The award includes a number of tasks to be completed during a 12-month period and is expected to result in additional employment… Continue Reading ISS awarded a $17.5 million contract

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