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B&W Subsidiary To Manufacture Nuclear Power Systems For Navy

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 (UPI) — A subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company is to manufacture nuclear components to support U.S. Defense programs, B&W reported on Wednesday. Work by subsidiary B&W Nuclear Operations Group Inc., under a $23.7 million incremental order, includes the manufacture of U.S. Navy nuclear power systems for submarines and aircraft […]

U.S. Economy Grows At A Glacial 0.1 Percent

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — The U.S. economy seems to have felt the effects a harsh winter, weak exports and lower spending by businesses, which brought the economy to a near standstill. The economy grew a meagre 0.1 percent in the first three months of the year — the slowest pace since 2012. Economists had […]

Private Businesses Add 220,000 Jobs, Highest In Five Months

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — U.S. employers upped their hiring in April, with private businesses adding 220,000 new jobs, as the economy seems to be brushing off the effects of a harsh winter. The employment report complied by payroll processor Automatic Data Processing and forecasting firm Moody’s Analytics also revised March’s figures up from […]

Apple Releases New Sub-$1,000 Macbook Air

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 29 (UPI) — Apple released Tuesday its updated versions of the Macbook Air line, making them faster and dropping $100 off the price of all four models. The price drop puts the 11-inch Macbook Air at $899, making it the first time that Apple has sold a notebook to the public for […]

Study: Revenues Dip But Profits Up For Defense Industry

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) — Declines in revenues last year were recorded by 17 of the top 20 U.S. defense contractors but profitability increased, a new study shows. Deloitte, the international consulting firm, said a revenue decline of 2.6 percent was mostly the result of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which led to […]

Mozilla Gives Firefox 29 A Major Makeover

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 29 (UPI) — Mozilla released its most ambitious update to the Firefox browser, the first since 2011, with an emphasis on customisation and cross-device syncing. The browser now features a modernized look, with rounded tabs, and the ability to access preferences from the browser quickly and to edit features and add-ons. […]

Case-Shiller Index: U.S. Home Prices Flat In February

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) — Home prices in 20 cities across the U.S. continued to rise at a slower rate for the year ending February as the housing market shows signs of cooling. The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller index of property values increased 12.9 percent from February 2013, the smallest 12-month gain, after registering […]

Lockheed Gets Production Order For Patriot Missile Modification

DALLAS, April 28 (UPI) — Lockheed Martin has received a first production order from the U.S. Army for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement. The PAC-3 MSE, an anti-missile missile, features a larger, more powerful dual-pulse motor for added thrust for range and altitude, along with larger fins and other structural modifications for enhanced […]

Government, Industry Experts To Discuss Biometrics

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) — Government and industry experts on analytics-based biometric systems and technologies will discuss in June the needs and challenges in the biometric arena. Technology Training Corporation, a California-based company that organizes symposiums and training, said the discussions will be held in Arlington, Va., at the 3rd Symposium on Biometrics Systems […]

AOL Looks Into Data Breach, Says User Data Compromised

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) — AOL has asked millions of users to change their passwords and security questions after confirming a cyber attack affecting a small portion of its users. AOL released a statement Monday that said the breach “involved unauthorized access to AOL’s network and systems,” giving the hackers access to mail addresses, […]

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