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FPL’s Earnings Forecast for 2009 Sailed Down

Seabrook nuclear power plant

FPL’s adjusted earnings for the year may go down. The interruption seen at its Seabrook nuclear power plant and very low wind resources may be the causes of its low earnings.

Record Number of Florida's Endangered Manatees Died in 2009

Record Number of Florida's Endangered Manatees Died in 2009

As confirmed by Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2009 has been a bad year for the endangered Manatees, as a record number of them died in the Florida waters this year.

FPL Third Quarter Profits Fall by 31%

FPL Group

Third quarter figures posted by FPL Group Inc. have revealed the company's tumbling profits which have plunged by a whopping 31%. Weak electricity demands and the economic downturn are being looked at as possible reasons for the disappointing figures which fall much below estimates pegged by Wall Street analysts. 

US bank failures hit 106

FDIC

Regulators closed on Friday three banks in Florida, one in Georgia, one in Wisconsin, one in Minnesota and one in Illinois, pushing the tally to 106 this year, the highest since 1992.

Partners Bank in Naples, with its $68.7 million in assets plus $63.4 million in deposits, was taken over by the FDIC.

Discovery touches down at backup site - Edwards Air Force Base, California

Discovery touches down at backup site - Edwards Air Force Base, California

With there being no let off in the stormy weather in Florida even on Friday, thereby making the landing of Discovery space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center impossible, Mission Control decided to go ahead with the landing at the backup site - Edwards Air Force Base in California, where the weather was perfect!

Discovery Lands Safely at California Base Station

NASA's space shuttle Discovery

NASA's space shuttle Discovery, with seven-astronaut crew, successfully landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California amid sunny sky after bad weather prevented its return to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA wanted the shuttle to land in Florida in a bid to save the trouble and expense of ferrying them back to the Kennedy Space Center.

Bad weather deters Discovery space shuttle’s Thursday landing

Florida's Kennedy Space Center

According to a statement by NASA officials, rain showers and brisk winds at Florida's Kennedy Space Center landing site deterred the Discovery space shuttle from its scheduled touchdown on Thursday.

Space shuttle Discovery all set for Tuesday’s launch; weather forecast promising!

NASA

NASA Test Director Steve Payne said on Friday that the International Space Station-bound space shuttle Discovery is all set for its scheduled predawn Tuesday launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida; and the weather forecast looks promising!

Ex-US Secret Service informant charged with biggest-ever credit card theft!

US Department of Justice

According to the US Department of Justice, a former informant for the US Secret Service, the 28-year-old Albert Gonzalez, has been charged with the biggest-ever credit and debit card data theft in the country; whereby he stole over 130 million accounts, aided by two co-conspirators!

FDA Sets New Rules on Experimental Drugs

FDA

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has set up two new regulations to provide access to experimental drugs to patients who have life threatening conditions or have exhausted all other therapeutic options.

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