Honeywell International Inc. forecast a 13 percent rise in 2012 earnings as emerging-market growth offsets a slump in Europe and increased demand for commercial aircraft boosts profit at its aerospace unit.
Honeywell International Inc., the maker of products from thermostats to cockpit controls, predicts the U.S. will grow at a slower pace this year than economists estimate as Congress continues to grapple over spending.
Cortec Mining Kenya Ltd. will start producing niobium, used to make alloys for jet engines and to strengthen steel, next year after gaining the final approval it needs from environmental regulators to begin digging the ore.
Texas cattle ranchers, the biggest suppliers in the world’s top beef-producing nation, will cull the most breeding cows ever this year as drought increases feed costs, driving livestock prices to a record.
For more than a decade, millions of people have aided in the search for extraterrestrial life simply by running an application on their computers. Today, 3 million people still use the SETI@home program to crunch complex scientific data sets when their computers are sitting idly.