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Pimlico attendance down, but average bet is up, 1st Ld-Writethru, MD

May 27, 2009 8:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BALTIMORE (AP) — Despite lower attendance and the overall amount of money being bet at Pimlico Race Course during the spring, the average bet has increased by almost 9 percent, fueled by heavy betting on the Preakness Stakes.There were 20 live racing days, 11 fewer than last year. Total wagering...

INDEX: Human Rights, Government, Homicide, Defence, Social, Justice, Politics@

May 27, 2009 8:08 pm | by Sue Bailey@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — A new human-rights report cites Canada for its failure to protect native girls and women who are killed or vanish at a startling rate.Amnesty International's yearly survey also raps the Harper government for stalled native land claims, and for cutting funds to groups that advance women's...

BW)(NY-EPICEPT-CORPORATION)(EPCT.NASDAQ)(EPCT.STO) EpiCept Announces Presentation of New Crinobulin Data at 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Business Edi...

May 27, 2009 8:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Regulatory News:EpiCept Corporation (Nasdaq and OMX Nordic Exchange: EPCT) today announced that it will present data from its Phase Ia trial of crinobulin at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), taking place...

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Study says uninsured are costly for all

May 27, 2009 8:03 pm | by ERICA WERNER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average family with health insurance shells out an extra $1,000 a year in premiums to pay for health care for the uninsured, a new report finds.And the average individual with private coverage pays an extra $370 a year because of the cost-shifting, which happens when someone...

BW)(NJ-KYOCERA-SOLAR)(KYO.NYSE)(6971.TOKYO) KYOCERA Solar Modules Help Power Morristown, N.J., Wastewater Treatment Plant to be Inaugurated Today Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 27, 2009 8:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- The Morristown, N.J., Wastewater Treatment Facility will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Thursday, May 28, 2009 for its new solar electric generating system -the town's first publicly owned system - amid an audience of elected officials,...

Chrysler faces more hearings to get Fiat deal OK'd, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 7:47 pm | by BREE FOWLER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Chrysler on Thursday launched into its second day of testimony in its bid to convince a bankruptcy judge that a deal with Italian automaker Fiat is the best way to save itself from liquidation.The automaker needs U.S. Judge Arthur Gonzalez to approve the sale despite protests from a...

Arizona Democratic party has new director, 1st Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 27, 2009 7:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Democratic party has named a new executive director, state party chair Don Bivens announced Wednesday.Luis Heredia will leave his position as a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman for Arizona and New Mexico to become the state party's new executive director."Arizona...

Momentive anuncia los resultados de la entrega anticipada de las ofertas de intercambio de pagares Business Editors

May 27, 2009 7:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NUEVA YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 28 de mayo de 2009-- Momentive Performance Materials Inc. ("Momentive") anuncio hoy los resultados, a las 5:00 p.m., hora de la ciudad de Nueva York, del martes 26 de mayo de 2009 (la "fecha de licitacion anticipada"), de sus ofertas de intercambio anunciadas...

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LEAD: Ex-investment firm chief gets 14 yrs for shrimp farm fraud+

May 27, 2009 7:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 28 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING REASONING FOR SENTENCE IN 3RD, 5TH GRAPHS, ADDING OTHER INFO IN 4TH GRAPH)The Tokyo District Court on Thursday sentenced Isamu Kuroiwa, former chairman of the Tokyo-based investment firm World Ocean Farm, to 14 years in prison for defrauding investors in a...

Momentive Anuncia Resultados do Primeiro Prazo de sua Oferta de Troca de Titulos Business Editors

May 27, 2009 7:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NOVA YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 28 de Maio de 2009-- A Momentive Performance Materials Inc. ("Momentive") anunciou hoje, quarta-feira, 26 de maio de 2009, as 17:00h, horario de Nova York ("primeiro prazo da proposta"), os resultados de sua oferta privada de troca de titulos ("oferta de troca"),...

Momentive annonce les resultats d'une remise anticipee de ses offres d'echange de billets Business Editors

May 27, 2009 7:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 28 mai 2009-- Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (" Momentive ") a annonce aujourd'hui les resultats, a 17 h, heure de New York, mardi 26 mai 2009 (la " date d'offre anticipee "), de ses offres privees d'echange (les " offres d'echange "), precedemment annoncees,...

Dean discusses health care during Denver stop, 2nd Ld-Writethru, CO

May 27, 2009 7:35 pm | by CHARLES PULLIAM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told hundreds of people at a church Wednesday they should urge their U.S. senators to support a health care plan that gives people a choice between having private insurance or universal public care.Dean told the more than 300...

Key 10-year JGB yield rises to 6-month intraday high on fiscal woes+

May 27, 2009 7:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 28 (Kyodo) — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond rose Thursday morning to a six-month intraday high on higher U.S. long-term interest rates and concern about Japan's fiscal deterioration.In interdealer trading, the yield on the No. 300, 1.5 percent issue gained...

3RD LD: Obama taps lawyer John Roos as next envoy to Japan+

May 27, 2009 7:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has picked California-based lawyer and major fundraiser John Roos as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan.Obama revealed the pick in a letter to Congress notifying it of his intention to nominate 12 people as...

LEAD: Tokyo stocks flat as strong dollar offsets U.S. recovery woes+

May 27, 2009 7:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 28 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks were mostly flat Thursday morning as unease over a possible delay in a U.S. recovery amid high Treasury yields and General Motors Corp.'s likely bankruptcy was offset by strong exporters lifted by a weaker yen.The 225-issue Nikkei...

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