SEATTLE, March 5 (Reuters) – Alzheimer’s disease is the
fastest-growing threat to Americans’ health, while early
childhood illnesses and interpersonal violence are declining in
frequency, according to the most detailed research on the causes
of death and disability in the country published on Tuesday.
The findings of a research project show that among rich
countries, noncommunicable diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes
and drug and drink disorders now loom largest, while poor
countries are still chiefly threatened by infectious and infant
diseases, especially HIV/AIDS.
/NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – Paine Field Airport, next door to Boeing Co’s widebody plant north of Seattle, is getting crowded as 10 new 787 Dreamliners flank the runway, sparkling with contrasting and colorful liveries, including Poland’s LOT, Britain’s Thomson Airways and China Southern Airlines (600029.SS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).
It is a similar story several thousand miles away, outside the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina final assembly building, where space is taken up by four 787s destined for Air India .
SEATTLE, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The largest group of engineers
working at Boeing Co approved the planemaker’s latest
contract offer in a vote on Tuesday, likely paving the way for a
full agreement as Boeing attempts to focus its resources on
fixing battery problems on its 787 Dreamliner.
However, members of the union representing about 23,000
engineers also authorized it to call a strike, giving the union
some leverage as parties head back toward negotiations.
/NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – Paine Field Airport, next door to Boeing Co’s (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) widebody plant north of Seattle, is getting crowded as 10 new 787 Dreamliners flank the runway, sparkling with contrasting and colorful liveries, including Poland’s LOT, Britain’s Thomson Airways and China Southern Airlines (600029.SS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).
It is a similar story several thousand miles away, outside the company’s North Charleston, South Carolina final assembly building, where space is taken up by four 787s destined for Air India AIN.UL.
LONDON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co told two European airlines their deliveries of 787 Dreamliner jets would be delayed, underlining the uncertainty surrounding the future of the plane and the mounting costs related to its grounding.
The new lightweight, carbon-composite aircraft were grounded worldwide on January 16 after a series of battery incidents, including a fire on-board a parked 787 in Boston and an in-flight problem on a plane in Japan.
SEATTLE, Feb 5 (Reuters) – U.S. tech writers have given
Microsoft Corp’s new Surface tablet-laptop hybrid
largely negative reviews, casting a shadow over the software
group’s hopes to take a bite out of sales of Apple Inc’s
iPad and MacBook Air.
The latest Surface runs on an Intel Corp chip and
features the full Windows 8 Pro operating system, which
Microsoft hopes will make the device attractive to people who
want to produce as well as consume material.
SEATTLE/SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp
is playing defense with a $2 billion loan to help Dell
Inc’s founder buy back the world’s No.3 PC maker as it
seeks to shore up support for Windows and beat back the march of
Google Inc’s Android.
The investment in the landmark $24 billion buyout led by
Michael Dell marks the latest step in Microsoft’s plan to gain
more influence over the hardware supply chain – a departure from
the decades-old, software-centric philosophy that helped it
dominate the computing world but is now increasingly under
SEATTLE (Reuters) – The new Windows 8 system is off to a “solid” start and should get a boost in sales over the next few months as new touch-screen devices hit the market and Microsoft Corp hones its retail strategy, according to a top executive.
The flagship product of the world’s largest software company, launched on October 26, has not set the technology world on fire. By early January, it had sold more than 60 million units, on par with the release of Windows 7 three years before.
SEATTLE, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp launched
its new Office software on Tuesday, featuring constantly
updated, online access to documents from a range of devices as
the world’s largest software company attempts to tailor its most
profitable product to a mobile generation.
The new Office suite of applications – including desktop
staples Outlook email, Excel charts, Word and PowerPoint – marks
the first overhaul since 2010 and aims to beat back growing
competition from Google Inc’s free online apps.
SEATTLE (Reuters) – The slow progress of investigations into battery problems on Boeing Co’s (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) 787 Dreamliner jets suggest the new plane could be grounded for months, raising fears that the financial hit to Boeing will be greater than had been initially predicted.
Wall Street had been working on the assumption that safety inspectors would find the root cause of two battery incidents in the United States and Japan within weeks and Boeing would implement a speedy fix costing no more than a few hundred million dollars.