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Monthly Archives: February 2010

KCI ranks first, STL tenth for customer satisfaction

J.D. Power and Associates rated KCI as the top medium-sized airport in its 2010 North America Satisfaction Study, released Thursday. Lambert-St. Louis International ranked as the 10th best medium-sized airport. J.D. ... Read More

Iron Mountain buys Mimosa Systems

Iron Mountain said Monday that it is picking up Mimosa Systems in a deal worth $112 million. Mimosa specializes in enterprise content archiving systems. Iron Mountain focuses on data archiving, e-discovery ... Read More

IBM ups efficiency 40 percent for low-cost solar cell formulation

Thin-film solar cells hold the promise of a cheap, renewable energy source that could make fossil fuels obsolete, but thus far the cells’ reliance on rare elements and expensive vacuum deposition ... Read More

IBM touts smarter buildings push

Big Blue announced Monday that it will team up with partners and customers to venture into the next phase of its Smarter Planet initiative: Smarter Buildings. The goal is to help ... Read More

IBM to buy health care software firm

IBM said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Initiate Systems, a privately held company that makes software designed to help health care companies manage and share information. Initiate’s software is ... Read More

Hyundai sales soar in U.S. amid Toyota recall

South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor said on Feb. 3 that its U.S. sales jumped by almost a quarter last month, as Japanese rival Toyota grappled with a massive recall. Hyundai ... Read More

Hefty parent Pactiv buys container-maker PWP

Hefty-brand trash bag maker Pactiv Corp. has bought a leading producer of disposable food containers, PWP Industries, for $200 million. Pactiv, a consumer packaging maker, said on Tuesday it expected the ... Read More

Haemonetics Corporation to buy Global Med Technologies in $60M deal

Colorado’s Global Med Technologies Inc., a medical-information technology company, has agreed to be bought by Haemonetics Corp. in a deal worth $60 million for shareholders. Braintree, Mass.-based Haemonetics has offered to ... Read More

Fuel cell vehicles to number 2.8 million by 2020

Sales of vehicles powered by fuel cells running on hydrogen will surge over the next 10 years, according to a report released Tuesday by Pike Research. By 2014 fuel cell vehicles ... Read More

FDA approves Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation’s Mirapex for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Mirapex ER® extended-release tablets, a new once-daily treatment option for the signs and symptoms of early ... Read More