News from ASTRA A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Nov 12, 2015, 09:30 ET
Sixth annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day celebrates the toy store next door -- and the unique selection it offers kids.

'Going Local' Now Goes Beyond Fruits And Veggies Sixth Annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day Celebrates The Toy Store Next Door -- And The Unique Selection It Offers Kids

 These days, those in the know "shop local" when stocking the kitchen pantry. Restaurants boasting locally sourced ingredients, meanwhile,...

Oct 20, 2015, 12:49 ET
The American Specialty Toy Association today announced its 2015 Best Toys for Kids Awards.

Which Toys Are The Right Ones For Your Kids This Holiday Season? Ask The Experts At ASTRA

When it comes to choosing the right toy for your child this holiday season, whom do you trust for advice? Organizations that review toys and...

Nov 06, 2014, 09:30 ET

Shop Local, Support The Community And Have Fun This "Neighborhood Toy Store Day," Saturday, November 8

Gazing with wonder down the aisles of the local toy store has always been a favorite pastime for children.  Today, parents too have come to...

Oct 21, 2014, 09:30 ET

ASTRA Announces Best Toys For Kids 2014

 Get ready to discover the best new toys in town!  The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has announced the winners of...

May 22, 2014, 08:30 ET
Inaugural Astra Arts Festival: July 3-13, 2014 in Independence, KS (PRNewsFoto/Astra Arts Festival)

Jim Brickman, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound to Headline Inaugural Astra Arts Festival, July 3 - 13, 2014

 Musical sensations Jim Brickman, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will be headlining the inaugural...

Nov 07, 2013, 09:30 ET

Shop Local, Support The Community This "Neighborhood Toy Store Day," Saturday, November 9

 For many children, there is nothing quite as exciting as a trip to the neighborhood toy store.  To help recognize local toy stores across...

Jul 23, 2013, 09:30 ET

ASTRA Announces Best Toys for Kids 2013

 Get ready to play!  The American Specialty Toy and Retailing Association (ASTRA) has announced the winners of the annual Best Toys for...

Nov 08, 2012, 09:30 ET

Third Annual "Neighborhood Toy Store Day" Supports Shopping Local and Community Fun Saturday, November 10

 Families and independent retailers across the country can celebrate the joy and wonder of shopping at a neighborhood toy store this month,...

Oct 02, 2012, 09:30 ET

ASTRA Announces the Launch of

Get ready to discover the Woohoo! factor! The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) announced today the launch of...

Oct 27, 2010, 09:05 ET

SES ASTRA Announces RTL2 Launch in High Definition

SES ASTRA, an SES company (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), has announced that the German entertainment channel RTL2 will...

Jun 08, 2010, 11:04 ET

Astra HR Enters Strategic Partnership With JAN-PRO International

Astra HR, a national leader in human resource management, announced today that the company has been named the preferred provider of human resources...

May 10, 2010, 14:18 ET

73% of Medical Practice Administrators Cite Rising Operating Costs as Top Challenge; Healthcare Reform Looms Large

At a time when 73% of medical practices cite dealing with operating costs rising more rapidly than revenues as a considerable or extreme challenge...

Jan 15, 2010, 13:16 ET

Ad Astra Rocket Company and MEI Technologies, Inc. Form Strategic Alliance

Ad Astra Rocket Company, a world leader in plasma rockets and MEI Technologies, Inc., a nationwide aerospace, defense and  technology company,...

Sep 27, 2007, 01:00 ET

Astra Tech Acquires Innovative Dental Digital Technology Company

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Astra Tech AB the leading Swedish medical technology company, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca, today...

Sep 27, 2007, 01:00 ET

Astra Tech Acquires an Innovative Dental CAD/CAM Company

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Swedish medical technology company Astra Tech AB, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca, is purchasing the US...

Mar 09, 2007, 00:00 ET

The OsseoSpeed(TM) surface at microlevel. (PRNewsFoto/Astra Tech AB)[TK]

Nanolevel Topographic Modifications on the OsseoSpeed(TM) Fluoride Modified Implant Surface Provide Additional Mode of Action for Documented Bone Response

MÖLNDAL, Sweden, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- When the fluoride modified OsseoSpeed(TM) implant was launched in 2004 it was based on solid...

Jul 13, 2006, 01:00 ET

Astra Tech Wins Technology and Leadership Award for Innovative LoFric(R) Catheters

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Astra Tech's pioneering work in the field of urology was recognised this week (12 July) when it...

Nov 07, 2005, 00:00 ET

Astra Tech Names Craig Rodriguez as Vice President, Marketing

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Astra Tech Inc. announced that Craig Rodriguez has been appointed Vice President, Marketing, for the...

Mar 10, 2005, 00:00 ET

OsseoSpeed(TM) Available in U.S. - Newest Enhancement to Astra Tech Dental Implant System

WALTHAM, Mass., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astra Tech, Inc., the medical device company, today announced FDA approval and the...

Jan 05, 2005, 00:00 ET

Astra Tech Appoints New US Chief Executive Officer

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astra Tech Inc. today announced the appointment of Scott A. Root to President and Chief...