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Pakistani army commander briefs NATO commanders, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 8:35 am | by SLOBODAN LEKIC - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — Pakistan's military chief, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, briefed NATO's top officers on Tuesday about the fighting in northwestern Pakistan, where the army is conducting a major offensive against Taliban militants, officials said.Officials discussed plans to deepen ties between NATO...

VW, Porsche say integration still on

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by GEORGE FREY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFURT (AP) — The board chairmen of German carmakers Volkswagen and Porsche appeared to change course Tuesday, announcing the two companies will work toward an integrated company.Ferdinand Piech, chairman of Volkswagen AG, and Wolfgang Porsche of Porsche SE expressed their intention in a joint...

2 Nebraska airports getting money for runway work, NE

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A total of $4.7 million has been approved for rehabilitating runways at two Nebraska airports.The office of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a news release Tuesday that $1.5 million has been granted to O'Neill Municipal Airport-John L. Baker Field in north-central...

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in India nuclear deal, APFN

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said on Tuesday it has signed a nuclear power plant development agreement with Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro Ltd.Terms weren't disclosed.General Electric and Hitachi set up GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in 2007 to serve the...

Disney exhibit teaches kids financial lessons, US

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by MIKE SCHNEIDER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Not even the happiest place on Earth is spared the lessons of saving and investing in this era of recession.Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park on Tuesday opened an interactive game-based exhibit aimed at teaching kids ages 8 to 13 basic lessons in personal finance that would...

Solutions Product of the Year Award Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Five9, Inc. announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named the Five9 Virtual Call Center Suite as a recipient of a 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award."Five9 is honored to add another 2008 Product of...

Paying homage to D-Day in tighter times

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by ANGELA CHARLTON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — A silent moment on France's most evocative shore, a thoughtful stroll over once-bloodied Normandy cliffs, a mug of cider with a Frenchman who remembers hearing the D-Day bombers as a scrawny child, hiding in his cellar.Keeping the memory of the D-Day invasion alive...

Obama's stance on two-state solution heartens EU, EU

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by ROBERT WIELAARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday welcomed President Barack Obama's appeal to Israel to commit to a two-state solution — Jewish and Palestinian nations living side by side — calling it the "way forward" to peace in the Middle East.A day after Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister...

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Cannondale recalls 1,500 bikes due to faulty part, US

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Cannondale Bicycle Corp. said Tuesday it is recalling about 1,500 bicycles because of a faulty part that can cause riders to lose control and crash.The forks in the recalled bikes can lose alignment and cause the front wheel to turn unexpectedly, the Consumer Product Safety...

Colo. gets $1.3 million for wildlife conservation, CO

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Efforts to conserve and restore fish and wildlife in Colorado will get a $1.3 million boost from the federal government.The funds are among $61 million being distributed nationwide in wildlife grants. The money comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.Interior Secretary...

Greenbrier bankruptcy case dismissed for new owner, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 8:22 am | by ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed The Greenbrier resort's bankruptcy case Tuesday, clearing the way for a new owner to make good on his pledge to return the iconic West Virginia property to its former glory and profitability.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin R. Huennekens granted the...

Alexis Minerals Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

May 19, 2009 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALEXIS MINERALS CORPORATION (TSX: AMC) has reported its first quarter 2009 Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three month period ended March 31, 2009 on SEDAR (www.sedar.com (http://www.sedar.com) ). These documents can also be reviewed in full on the Company's...

NJ man gets 12½ years for $2M investment scam, NJ

May 19, 2009 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for an investment scam that cheated more than 70 victims out of about $2 million.A federal judge sentenced Raphael Romero Tuesday to 150 months in prison and also ordered him to pay back $1.8 million to...

Gadget Heat

May 19, 2009 8:20 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

According to an energy watchdog, gizmos are firing up power grids and our usage is skyrocketing at an exponential rate. Granted, it’s just a watchdog group and not a piece of legislation, so I realize that we’re not going to all hop on the energy efficiency bandwagon and throw the issue above cost controls and improving time-to-market, but what is it going to take to make the switch?

Sector Snap: Airline shares nearly flat, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 19, 2009 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Airline shares meandered with few big price swings on Tuesday after signs that fares fell even more in April than some people expected.The Air Transport Association said on Tuesday that April yields — or the average price paid to fly one mile — fell 10.7 percent on domestic...

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