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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2004

Faster Crash Notification

Medical professionals say the faster they can get to car crash victims, the better their chance of saving lives. Car manufacturers are working to get faster medical care for drivers after a crash, with in-vehicle communication systems that automatically send out an alert when a crash occurs.

A report from General Motors (NYSE:GM).

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Illumina Advances Whole-Genome Expression Analysis With Announcement Of Six Human Genomes On A Single Beadchip

Illumina Inc. (Nasdaq:ILMN) announced today its entry into the whole-genome gene expression market with the launch of two new Sentrix(R) BeadChips. These product offerings are intended to advance the field of genetic analysis by enabling high-performance, cost-effective, whole-genome expression profiling of multiple samples on a single chip. Illumina's new six-sample whole-genome BeadChip will compete with recently announced microarray products analyzing one genome on a chip.

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Debit Card Acceptance Influences Consumer Shopping Decisions

According to a new Harris Interactive(R) survey, sponsored by MasterCard International, a majority of debit card users say their perception of a merchant would be negatively affected if it no longer accepted their debit cards for payment.

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Atari Previews DRIV3R and Unveils an Advance Screening of the DRIV3R Live-Action Short Film 'Run The Gauntlet' at Exclusive Preview Event

Further strengthening its position at the forefront of the entertainment industry, yesterday, Atari Inc. held an exclusive preview event in downtown San Francisco for a hands-on demo of DRIV3R -- an action-packed driving adventure video game with ground-breaking graphics, more than 60 playable vehicles and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Nice and Istanbul. In addition, Atari screened a sneak peek of the rough-cut of "Run The Gauntlet" -- a three-minute live-action short film inspired by DRIV3R and written and directed by Ridley Scott Associates' (RSA) Sean Mullens -- as well as the behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.

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Viagra, Cheap Loans And Radio Controlled Helicopters Top of Spam Charts In December

Clearswift, the MIMEsweeper company, today announces the findings of its seventh 'Spam Index,' designed to give a snapshot picture of the nature of spam e-mails on a monthly basis. December's findings indicate that spam selling healthcare products, such as Viagra and diet pills, continue to make up almost half of all e-mail. The analysis also revealed a rise in finance and direct product related spam.

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Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Hutchison Harbour Ring Announce Far-Reaching Relationship

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a multi-faceted agreement that appoints PMW Agency Limited, a joint venture between Hutchison Harbour Ring Ltd. (HHR) and Global Brands Group Plc., the exclusive consumer products licensing agent for the Company in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. The agreement also establishes HHR as an Authorized Licensed Retailer for WBCP, which provides exclusive rights to operate "Warner Bros. Studio Stores" and "Warner Bros. Studios Presents" retail formats within the same markets. Additionally, HHR has been awarded non-exclusive licensing rights to manufacture and distribute merchandise based on the Warner Bros. Consumer Products stable of brands for sale in Authorized Licensed Retailers outside of the United States and Canada.

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Tiers of a Crown - The Ever-Changing Face of Automotive Tier Supplier Economics, an Advisory by Industrialinfo.com

Researched by Industrialinfo.com (Industrial Information Resources Incorporated; Houston). In the early 1990s, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM) began to rethink their overall operating premise. Historically, these industrial North American giants had the run of the playing field and had been responsible for incredible economic and lifestyle impact on the average American since the end of World War II.

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AMI Semiconductor Displays Commitment to Low Power Wireless Technology With The Launch Of AMIS-52100

AMI Semiconductor (Nasdaq:AMIS), a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal products and structured digital products for the automotive, medical and industrial sectors, today announced its AMIS-52100, a next-generation, single-chip wireless transceiver.

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AMI Semiconductor Joins FlexRay(TM) Consortium

AMI Semiconductor (Nasdaq:AMIS), a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal products and structured digital products for the automotive, medical and industrial sectors, today announced its associate membership to the FlexRay Consortium -- a move that will further strengthen the company's support for in-vehicle networking (IVN) applications.

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National Pest Management Association Reports Recent Resurgence in Bedbug Infestations

According to the National Pest Management Association, pest control companies are reporting a significant increase in the number of calls regarding bedbug infestations. Renowned hitchhikers, bedbugs catch rides in luggage, shoes, pant hems and any other mobile material.

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A New Year A New Job

January is the most popular time for companies to post job openings, and to make new hires. T.K. Anderson has the story.

Radio News Feature.

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Save Time and Money by Knowing Your Tax Options

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) will affect many taxpayers this season. Learn what it is, who is affected and how to avoid it. Radio News Feature

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Plan for the Future This Tax Season

Tax time is here again. But did you know that many taxpayers lose hundreds of dollars each year because they can't keep up with the tax laws? And looking forward, they need tax and financial advice to plan for long-term goals like retirement or saving for a college education.

Radio News Feature.

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Todd Hollander Joins U.S. Bank As Market President of Orange County

Todd E. Hollander has joined U.S. Bank to serve as the market president of the organization's operations in Orange County. Hollander most recently was executive vice president and manager of the Wells Fargo business banking group's Los Angeles/Orange County divisions. David I. Rainer, executive vice president of U.S. Bank's commercial banking-west region, made this announcement recently.

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