Retailers to close stores after sales fall

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Early holiday sales figures indicate tens of thousands of U.S. retailers will close stores in 2009, industry observers said.

British announce new aircraft carrier tech

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense announced plans to install a munitions automation technology on the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers currently under construction.

Analysis: European defense contracts

BRUSSELS, July 22 (UPI) -- nCipher bought out by Thales UK; Lockheed Martin awards deals to Dutch and Norwegian companies for F-35; Britain may scrap procurement system for missiles.

British announce shift of DE&S posts

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- British defense officials announced plans to shift 2,800 posts in a move to support the armed forces with efficient delivery of defense equipment and support.

British training system goes into service

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- British Defense Ministry officials say the first elements of a new unmanned subsonic aerial target training system are now in service.

Ascent to take over UKMFTS program

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense has awarded Ascent, a Lockheed Martin/VT Group joint venture, a 25-year contract to support military flight training.

Report: Retailer bankruptcies rising

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Sagging consumer spending and tighter credit are squeezing many U.S. retailers, resulting in a growing number of bankruptcies, The New York Times reported.

Vector Aerospace buys England's DARA units

LONDON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Defense Minister for Equipment and Support Baroness Ann Taylor announced that the British Ministry of Defense is selling its helicopter maintenance businesses.

Taylor announces CBRN suits contract

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The British minister for defense equipment and support announced a contract with Remploy for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear suits.

Serco Denholm to support Royal Navy

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense announced it has contracted Serco Denholm Marine Services for continued support of the Royal Navy.

AgustaWestland to maintain Sea King fleet

LONDON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense announced it has contracted AgustaWestland's U.K. operations for maintenance on the ministry's Sea King helicopters.

British to upgrade AS90 guns

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense announced it has contracted Germany-based Gesellschaft fur Intelligente Wirksysteme for ballistic sensor fused munitions.

Skynet satellite successfully launched

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense announced the successful launch Wednesday of its Skynet 5b communication satellite.

'Mansion Madam' charges dropped

DULUTH, Ga., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Prostitution and drug charges have been dropped against one of the defendants in the so-called Mansion Madam case in Duluth, Ga.

Taylor announces new DTP

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Baroness Ann Taylor, recently appointed British minister for defense equipment and support, has announced the development of a defense technology plan.
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Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor (born c. 1945) is a newscaster for National Public Radio (NPR), contributing to All Things Considered since 1989. She graduated from Chatham Hall and attended Sweet Briar College, before transferring to and graduating from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She was a newscaster for WATE in Knoxville and WTOP in Washington, DC prior to joining NBC, where she was awarded the Gabriel Certificate of Merit.

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