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CA completes purchase

of Texas management firm

CA Inc. of Islandia said Friday it has completed its $200-million acquisition of NetQoS Inc., a network performance management company. CA announced in September it would buy the privately held company based in Austin, Texas. At that time, CA said NetQoS would at first operate as an independent entity within CA, and most of its 250 employees would be retained. Ajei Gopal, executive vice president of CA's Products and Technology Group, said in a Friday news release, "NetQoS enhances CA's ability to help enterprise IT organizations and service providers deliver reliable, flexible and cost-effective IT and business services." CA said it plans to continue to make the NetQoS portfolio available as a stand-alone product. EPA says 2008 vehicles

averaged 21 mpg

The fleet of new cars and trucks sold to U.S. consumers averaged 21 mpg in the 2008 model year, a modest increase in fuel efficiency from 20.6 mpg for the '07 model year, the Environmental Protection Agency reported Friday. The government projected it will improve slightly to 21.1 mpg in the '09 model year. Honda Motor Co. led the industry in 2008 with 23.9 mpg, followed by Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate, Kia Motors Corp., with 23.7 mpg, and Toyota Motor Corp. with 22.8 mpg.


Senate committee to weigh

second term for Bernanke

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's nomination to a second term will be the subject of a Senate Banking Committee hearing next month, the panel's chairman said Friday. President Barack Obama nominated Bernanke to another four-year term in August. The nomination requires Senate approval.

Staff and wire reports


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