Archive for January, 2009

Despite Financial Gloom, Siemens Reports Earnings Increase

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Despite the overall financial gloom, German engineering giant Siemens got off to a good start in the new year. The company reported an earnings increase Tuesday, Jan. 27, while expressing a bit of cautious optimism. Earnings for the first quarter climbed 7 percent from a year ago to 19.6 billion euros ($25.6 billion), the company [...]

Symantec CEO is top commerce secretary candidate

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

John Thompson, outgoing chief executive of security company Symantec, is being considered for the post of secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, according to a news wire report on Tuesday. “He (Thompson) is the leading candidate,” Reuters quoted an unidentified senior Democratic source as saying. “He is still being vetted.” Thompson, who announced in [...]