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Syngenta Settles With USDA

Syngenta has agreed to a settlement with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the unintended release of a limited amount of Bt10 corn.

Southern Florida Gets Best U.S. Eclipse View

People in southern Florida got the best view in the U.S. of last night’s partial solar eclipse.

Consortium Acquires MGM

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced that a consortium comprised of Sony Corporation of America, Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Comcast and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners completed its acquisition of the Company.

MG Rover Investigation Implied By Chancellor

Chancellor Gordon Brown has indicated that claims MG Rover bosses made millions could be part of a future investigation into the company.

Fake Windows Security Update Really Virus
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There is an e-mail scam going around that appears to be a message from Microsoft warning Windows users of a security update which turns out to be a virus.

Ford Lowers Earnings Guidance

Ford Motor Company reduced its full-year earnings guidance for 2005. Last month, the Company said its full-year 2005 earnings-per-share would be at the lower end of its guidance, which was $1.75 to $1.95 per share.

9 Years For Spam

A judge in Loudoun County Virginia sentenced spammer Jeremy Jaynes to nine years in prison in the first spam-related felony prosecution in the U.S.

Discovery Shuttle Prepares For May Launch

The Discovery space shuttle is being prepared for a launch next month which will be the first since the Columbia tragedy two years ago.

Tralliance Confirmed As Worldwide Registry for .travel

Tralliance has been confirmed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to serve as the registry for the new .travel (dot travel)…

University of Wisconsin Displays Oldest Known Piece of Earth

The University of Wisconsin is displaying what is thought to be the oldest known piece of Earth and is apparently hardly even visible.

US and EU 90 Day Negotiation Fails

The trade dispute between the United States and the European Union has not been resolved by a 90-day negotiation period.

Google’s Top 3 To Earn $1 A Year

Google’s chief executive Eric Schmidt and Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have decided to take pay cuts to $1 a year.

EPA Ordered To Make Decision About Washington Smog

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was ordered by a federal judge to make up its mind about a smog-reduction plan for the Washington area by May 3.

Verizon Takes Big StepToward MCI Acquisition

Verizon Communications is purchasing approximately 43.4 million shares of MCI common stock from eight entities affiliated with Carlos Slim Helu for $25.72 per share in cash.

MSN Messenger Features Video, Voice, Personalization Breakthroughs

MSN has begun rolling out the latest versions of MSN Messenger and MSN Spaces in markets around the world.

Yellow Roadway Optimistic About USF Acquisition

Yellow Roadway remains confident that the acquisition of USF Corporation will provide significant value for shareholders of both companies.

Sony Generates $150 Million in 2 Days in North America

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that the first week sales of the PSP handheld entertainment system generated more than $150 million at North American retailers…

GM Not Advertising in LA Times Anymore

General Motors has decided not to advertise in The Los Angeles Times anymore until further notice.

Borland Announces 1Q Preliminary Results

Borland Software announced preliminary results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005.

Blair Embarrassed By MG Rover

As British carmaker MG Rover heads for administration, the UK government faces embarrassment.

Oil and Gas Prices Fall

Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel with inventories in the U.S. increasing and gasoline futures falling.

Judge Ends DaimlerChrysler Suit

A Federal Judge in Wilmington, Delaware dealt a decisive and final blow to dissident stockholder Kirk Kerkorian’s lawsuit against DaimlerChrysler.

IMF Predicts Large Growth in Oil Consumption

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that oil consumption will grow a lot in the coming decades.

Willis and Minnesota Attorney General Reach Agreement

Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch and Willis Group Holdings Chairman and CEO Joe Plumeri announced an agreement relating to Willis’ insurance brokerage practices.