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Daily Archives: September 11, 2008

Syntec receives patent for technology

Syntec Optics Inc. announced Thursday it has been granted a U.S. patent for its High Refraction Diamond Turning technology. Most Syntec HRDT projects have been defense-related, officials at the Pavilion firm said, adding that the technology can be used in ...

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FDA hires 1,300 new doctors and scientists

The Food and Drug Administration has recently hired more than 1,300 professional staffers in a move that officials hope will help it better protect the public health amid rapid technological and scientific change, AP reported. The staffing drive will result ...

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New applications for unemployment fall less than expected

The Labor Department reported Thursday that applications for jobless benefits dropped to a seasonally adjusted 445,000, down by 6,000 from the prior week and above analysts’ expectations of 440,000, AP reported.

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Trade deficit surges to 16-month high in July

The Commerce Department reported Thursday that America’s trade deficit rose by 5.7 percent to $62.2 billion in July, much worse than the $58 billion deficit that Wall Street expected. It is the highest level in 16 months, AP reported.

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