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Monday, July 25, 2011

  • Posted at 10:02 AM
    The U.S. Air Force has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to provide systems integration and avionics for the KC-10 Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Cockpit Modernization Program. The contract, valued at more than $160 million over the life of the program, calls for Rockwell Collins ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    The Board of Directors of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has declared a quarterly dividend of 24 cents per share on its common stock, payable September 6, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2011. ... read more

Friday, July 22, 2011

  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and data network, will boost network capacity in cities and highways along this year's route for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI®) July 24-30. In addition, the company will deploy temporary cell sites, known as Cell on Wheels (COWS) or Cell on Light Trucks (COLTS), in five communities: -- Atlantic, July 24, COLT near West 7th Street and Sunnyside Lane; ... read more

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

  • Ophthalmologist Joins Great River Health Systems --- WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa, July 20, 2011
    Posted at 3:15 PM
    Ophthalmologist Norah Khangura, M.D., will begin seeing patients Monday, July 25, at Great River Eye Specialists, a new clinic for the treatment of diseases and other conditions of the eyes. Great River Eye Clinics is in suite 309 in the Eastman Plaza, 1223 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa. Dr. Khangura received her medical degree from the Government Medical College in Punjab, India. She completed her residency at the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute at the State University of New York ... read more
  • Posted at 9:00 AM
    CIVCO Medical Solutions is showcasing its RFSuite RFID tracking and verification system at AAPM booth #817. CIVCO is also hosting an RFSuite Symposium Monday, August 1st, from 12:30 - 2 p.m., in the Mackenzie Ballroom at the Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver. The event will include lunch, pre-registration is required, and spots are still available. Click here to view the invitation and register. CIVCO's RFSuite Symposium will include several speakers experienced with RFID technology, including Todd Pawlicki, Ph.D., Director of Medical Physics ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    IT leaders will use cloud computing and virtualization as a means to improve efficiency, but nearly 65 percent of those surveyed believe that IT efficiency is impossible without capacity planning. "Virtualization and cloud computing can improve IT efficiencies," said Scott Adams, TeamQuest Director of Product Management. "However, the complexities found in these environments require proper capacity planning techniques and tools to experience the full benefits." Cloud, virtualization, and automation require a capacity planning and management tool set that understands resource contention and ... read more

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

  • Posted at 11:42 AM
    To continue to stay ahead of rising demand for wireless voice, 3G multimedia and Internet access, Verizon Wireless has expanded its local network in Cherokee County, Iowa, by activating a new cell site. The cell site, located near the intersection of Iowa Highway 3 and County Road C38 improves coverage in the Cherokee County area as follows: -- North to U.S. Highway 59 and County Road B52; -- South to U.S. Highway 59 ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Palisade Systems, the leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions for mid-size businesses, announced today a complementary webinar titled "Data Security Experts Discuss DLP for the Mid-Market" on August 2, 2011 at 2 pm EDT. The webinar will be led by Rich Mogull, CEO of Securosis and former Gartner information security expert, and Alan Shimel, CEO of the CISO Group. "With the steady reporting of data breaches and their financial, compliance and reputation consequences, mid-market businesses are becoming increasingly aware that ... read more

Monday, July 18, 2011

  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Sauer-Danfoss Inc. (NYSE: SHS) announced that it will be holding a conference call on August 4, 2011, at 10:00 AM Eastern time. The purpose of the call will be to discuss second quarter 2011 results. The Company will release second quarter results the previous day, after the close of markets. The call is open to all interested parties on listen-only mode via an audio webcast and can be accessed through the Investor Relations page of the Company's ... read more

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

  • Posted at 9:50 AM
    Growers Edge™, an independently owned company, has launched a new agricultural website designed to help farmers’ become more profitable. provides farmers with a one-stop resource for their business and marketing needs for free. On any day, the site has helped farmers find an average of ... read more

Monday, July 11, 2011

  • Posted at 10:17 AM
    Dr. Darlene McCord and Pinnaclife are proud to announce that Pinnaclife Supplements and Remedy Skin Care Products are now available in a complete prenatal care package. (Logo: Dr. McCord commented, "Prenatal nutrition is so important and even with a close to perfect diet, it is still difficult for pregnant women to get all the nutrients they need to maintain optimal health. We are excited to announce that the Pinnaclife Prenatal Care Plan provides expecting mothers with all of the ... read more

Friday, July 8, 2011

  • Posted at 7:50 AM
    The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has selected IFMC to operate the SoonerCare External Quality Review Program. The contract with IFMC began July 1, 2011. This new contract expands IFMC's work with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority which began in 2007 when IFMC was selected to operate the SoonerCare Health Management Program. The new External Quality Review program includes several major components: -- Retrospective Utilization Review - IFMC will conduct reviews for ... read more

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

  • Posted at 2:00 AM
    Broadlawns Medical Center is reading palms in order to increase patient safety. As a part of Broadlawns' facilities modernization plan and commitment to be the Iowa leader in Electronic Medical Records implementation, the Medical Center will be using palm scanners to register and check-in patients. The new system, called PatientSecure(TM), was unveiled to the public today at Broadlawns Medical Center as part of a week-long launch. (Photo: ) Employees are being encouraged to enroll this week so when patients begin ... read more

Friday, July 1, 2011

  • Posted at 11:04 AM
    PowerFilm, Inc. (AIM: PFLM), ('PowerFilm' or 'the Company'), the developer and manufacturer of thin flexible solar panels and flexible electronics, today announces that it gave a live demonstration of its roll to roll flexible electronics technology for government officials earlier this week. The officials attending included U.S. Congressman Tom Latham, Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Economic Development Director Debi Durham, and Kevin Condon from the office of Senator Tom Harkin. (Photo: The flexible display ... read more

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

  • Posted at 3:18 AM
    Midland Information Resources, a leading provider of global media management solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a long-term agreement by Caterpillar, Inc. to produce technical documentation and marketing materials. This agreement encompasses both national and international media management needs for Caterpillar. Midland will be furnishing Caterpillar's global manufacturing facilities with just-in-time delivery of technical information through the use of their international production network. In addition, Midland will provide Caterpillar with an on-demand solution that will provide marketing materials as ... read more

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  • Posted at 11:08 AM
    Bombardier has fully reimbursed Rockwell Collins for a $237 million interest-free cash payment made earlier this year. The loan was made to help bridge the short period until certification of the Global Vision flight deck featuring Pro Line Fusion®. ... read more

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP; said today that it will record a special charge of approximately $10 million (approximately $6 million after-tax or $0.13 per share) in its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter. The charge includes closing the ReadyMade brand due to ongoing weakness in the home category/marketplace, and other selected workforce reductions - for a total of approximately 75 positions companywide. (Logo: "Positioning Meredith for continued growth requires periodic realignment of resources, including how we deploy our workforce," said Meredith Chairman ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced the launch of the new KU Campus, an application developed exclusively for the iPad to allow students to use the device to access their online classroom. The KU Campus app, the first of its kind in ... read more

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

  • Posted at 8:47 AM
    Alternative Reproductive Resources (ARR) said today that its partnership with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been expanded to include egg donation services. ARR has been managing the process logistics of the Center's gestational surrogacy program since its inception in 2009. The addition of the firm's egg donor recruitment and management services is expected to further streamline operations and create cost efficiencies for the Center's intended parents. The Chicago-based ARR, founded in ... read more