Archive: 02/03/2011

AXA firms to pay $242 mn over program glitch

The US computer-based investment branch of the French AXA group will pay $242 million in compensation and fines after hiding a program glitch that cost investors millions, the SEC said Thursday.

Feb 03, 2011
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5 Americans: How health care law affects them

(AP) -- A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company ...

Feb 03, 2011
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Winds of change strike Mars, too

Mysterious dark sand dunes around Mars' northern polar cap are shifting with the seasons, as carbon dioxide gas changes form and sparks landscape-altering avalanches, said a study published Thursday.

Feb 03, 2011
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Atom-thick sheets unlock future technologies

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new way of splitting layered materials, similar to graphite, into sheets of material just one atom thick could lead to revolutionary new electronic and energy storage technologies.

Feb 03, 2011
4.3 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast