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Study says actuary is best U.S. job

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) — An annual CareerCast report found that the top-ranked job in the United States in 2013 is an actuary — one who assesses risk through…

NASA to foot the bill for U.S. production of nuclear spacecraft fuel

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) — NASA says it will begin footing the bill for all production in the United States of plutonium-238 fuel used in satellites and spacecraft. Costs of…

Amazon said planning to enter streaming video arena with set-top box

SEATTLE, April 24 (UPI) — Amazon will introduce a set-top box this fall dedicated to streaming video over the Internet and into its customers’ living rooms, Business Week reported. The…

Outside View: Deceptively strong GDP report expected

By PETER MORICI COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 25 (UPI) — Forecasters expect the U.S. Commerce Department to report Friday the U.S. economy grew a brisk 3.1 percent in the first…

Some 25.6 million in U.S. defrauded by scammers

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) — Eleven percent of U.S. adults, or 25.6 million, paid for fraudulent products or services in 2011, such as weight-loss products or bogus prizes, officials say.…

Banks scale back on top end bonus pay

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) — A study of compensation at U.S. banks found that seven of the largest financial firms in the country lowered maximum bonus pay for executives…

Mass layoffs dropped in March from February

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) — The number of mass layoffs in March — layoffs involving 50 workers or more — fell by 85 compared to February, the U.S. Labor Department…

Home prices rose in February

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) — A U.S. home price index rose 0.67 percent January to February, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Tuesday. The agency said home prices rose 7.1…

Flights delayed again, blamed on air-traffic controller furloughs

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) — Officials Tuesday blamed the sequester for delays in U.S. airline flights at New York airports. The Federal Aviation Administration reported delays of 30 to…

Netflix to offer ‘family’ plan with double the number of video streams

LOS GATOS, Calif., April 23 (UPI) — U.S. streaming video service Netflix has announced a new “family” plan that will allow up to four devices to play video from one…

United States funding biofuels research

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) — Nearly $18 million is available to help U.S. researchers develop biofuels that meet military specifications, the U.S. Energy Department announced. U.S. oil and natural gas…

Cimatron donates leading CAD/CAM software to NIACC

Cimatron donates leading CAD/CAM software to NIACC

Novi, MI – April 18, 2013 – Cimatron Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cimatron Limited (NASDAQ: CIMT), today announced that it will provide 25 seats of its leading CAD/CAM software…

New home sales tick higher

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) — Sales of new single-family homes rose 1.5 percent in March from February, the U.S. Commerce Department said Tuesday. Sales for the month came to a…

Markets overcome a tweet and close higher

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose Monday after a dramatic midafternoon dive triggered by a bogus tweet. The Wall Street Journal reported that the tweet posted…

Actor Matthew McConaughey starts clothing line

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) — Actor Matthew McConaughey says he is working with Canada’s Grand National Apparel on a clothing collection inspired by his active lifestyle. A portion of…

Study: Recession prompted slowdown in healthcare spending

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 22 (UPI) — Slower growth in U.S. healthcare spending can be traced primarily to the economic downturn, a study found. The study, if correct, settles the…

Markets punch through for gains

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose Monday with investors seemingly determined to win back some of last week’s losses. Shares of Dow component Caterpillar rose 2.83…

Google head: Google Glass a year away, will need new ‘etiquette’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22 (UPI) — Google head Eric Schmidt says Google Glass, the wearable computer with display, is at least a year away and will require new social…

Yahoo! to shutter China email service in August

BEIJING, April 22 (UPI) — Yahoo! has announced it will close its Chinese email service in August, advising users to register with a new service to prevent loss of emails…

Existing home sales slipped in March

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) — Limited inventories held back U.S. home sales in March, a trade group in Washington said Monday. The National Association of Realtors, which tracks sales of…