Back in the 1960s Joni Mitchell wrote: "I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down and still somehow it's cloud illusions I recall, I really don't know clouds at all."
Judy Collins hit it big with that song and it should enjoy a resurgence of popularity today about an entirely different kind of cloud.
URBANA — Frasca International has trimmed about 14 positions in the last month, largely as a result of a slowdown in orders, company President John Frasca said.
The Urbana-based company, which still employs more than 180, makes flight simulators used to teach pilots how to fly single-engine aircraft, commercial aircraft, passenger airplanes, military training aircraft and helicopters.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will acquire the maker of the long-running hit game Minecraft for $2.5 billion as the company continues to invest in its Xbox gaming platform and looks to grab attention on mobile phones.
Vinyl refuses to die. For all the blather about better fidelity and a larger canvas for cover graphics, an analog grooved medium touches something deep in the soul.
Jim Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Trust, has reported that 2014 "has been a remarkable year for saving America's hallowed ground. ... One of our best years ever." So far the battlefield projects that have been saved:
— Cold Harbor (6 acres)
— Stones River (0.12 acre)
— South Mountain (43 acres)
— Glendale (3 tracts, 57 acres)
CHAMPAIGN — Caterpillar plans to open a data analytics laboratory in the University of Illinois Research Park later this year to complement the simulation center it already operates there.
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company's first major entry in a new product category since the iPad's debut in 2010.