Yearly Archives: 2010

Ford posts profit, raises outlook

Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday reported a $2.1 billion first-quarter profit, said it will deliver a “solid profit” for the year and boosted its second-quarter North America production by another 30,000 ... Read More

Ford invests $155 million in fuel-efficient engines

Ford Motor Co. announced on Feb. 26 that it is investing $155 million and adding 60 jobs at its Cleveland operations to build a new fuel-efficient V-6 engine for the 2011 ... Read More

Five Missouri hospitals in top 100

Five Missouri facilities are among Thompson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, based on a national benchmarks study for 2009: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Boone Hospital Center ... Read More

Fisker taps A123 Systems for electric car batteries

Fisker Automotive has contracted with Boston-based A123 Systems to supply battery packs for the forthcoming Fisker Karma plug-in electric car. A123 Systems on Thursday said that it will supply lithium ion-based ... Read More

Federal-Mogul seeks emerging-technology companies

Federal-Mogul Corp. is looking to acquire companies developing emerging technologies for electric vehicles, its CEO said. CEO José Maria Alapont told Crain’s that Southfield-based Federal-Mogul is in talks to acquire at ... Read More

First Solar to acquire NextLight for $245M

Solar-panel manufacturer First Solar announced Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase solar-project developer NextLight Renewable Power for approximately $285 million. Subject to acquisition closing adjustments, the deal is ... Read More

FDA approves vaccine to fight prostate cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first treatment that uses a so-called cancer vaccine, a drug that trains the body’s own immune system to fight the disease. The ... 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

FDA approves Auxilium drug to treat hand disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Xiaflex injection to treat a hand disease that causes “bent” fingers. Xiaflex is designed to treat Dupuytren’s disease, a ... Read More

FDA approves Amgen’s anti-osteoporosis drug, Prolia

Federal regulators approved Amgen Inc.’s anti-osteoporosis drug, Prolia, on Tuesday for use by postmenopausal women who face a high risk of bone fractures. One of every two women over the age ... Read More