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Analysis: Bringing foes together for auto deal, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 1:16 pm | by JENNIFER LOVEN - AP White House Correspondent - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House-forged auto emissions deal among long-warring states, carmakers and environmentalists is the most dramatic evidence yet of what President Barack Obama is hoping to brand — and eventually sell to voters — as his signature governing style."In the past, an agreement...

Minister of Veterans Affairs Meets With Troops in Afghanistan

May 19, 2009 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, has returned from two days in Afghanistan that illustrated why Canadians are so proud of our courageous Veterans and men and women in uniform."When you see first-hand what these men and women are doing to bring peace and stability around...

Announces SEC Filing of $500 Million Universal Shelf Registration Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 19, 2009 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Swift Energy Company (NYSE: SFY) today filed a universal shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") to allow Swift Energy to offer up to $500 million of Swift Energy equity or debt securities or any combination thereof...

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TheStreet.com names Daryl Otte as CEO, APFN

May 19, 2009 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial media company TheStreet.com Inc. said Tuesday it has named Daryl Otte as chief executive.Otte, 47, has served as interim CEO since March 2009. He had been a director of the company since 2001 and is a founding partner of Montefiore Partners, a venture capital investment...

HL:NAL Oil arranges $75-million sale of equity@

May 19, 2009 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — NAL Oil & Gas Trust (TSX:NAE.UN) has arranged to sell $75 million worth of its units through a syndicate of underwriters, with net proceeds to be used for general corporate purposes.The trust, which holds its annual meeting on Wednesday, said the underwriters have agreed to purchase 8.35...

News briefs from around Tennessee at 3:58 a.m. EDT, TN

May 19, 2009 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggle over ethics role led to director's firingNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Bruce Androphy was hired to run the Tennessee Ethics Commission in 2006, he took to heart pronouncements that the state wanted to the panel to be independent and assertive.That may have been his first mistake.Androphy...

La., Miss. casinos see drop-off in April winnings, APFN

May 19, 2009 1:04 pm | by ALAN SAYRE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With the recession tightening gamblers' wallets, Louisiana and Mississippi state-licensed casinos registered drops in wagering revenue in April.Mississippi casinos recorded an 11.7 percent fall from $232.8 million in March to $205.4 million in April, the State Tax Commission...

Luna Innovations Notifies Nasdaq of Non-Compliance with Continued Listing Standards Business Editors

May 19, 2009 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROANOKE, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- On May 15, 2009, Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) notified Nasdaq that it was not in compliance with the standards for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market in connection with the filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the...

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Saks, Home Depot, Medtronic are big movers, US

May 19, 2009 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSESaks Inc., up 73 cents at $4.81The luxury department store posted a loss for the first quarter as sales tumbled, but cost cuts propped results above Wall Street...

President Casino closes due to flood waters, MO

May 19, 2009 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The President Casino in St. Louis has temporarily shut down again due to the flooding Mississippi River.The closing marks the second time this year, but the fifth time in the last 13 months, that the casino has been forced to temporarily close due to flooding.Casino management says...

Trucking firm fined $50,000 over mine fatality, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WV

May 19, 2009 1:03 pm | by TIM HUBER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia has fined a trucking company $50,000 for violations investigators say contributed to a fatal coal mining accident in February, a spokeswoman for the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training said Tuesday.Medford Trucking was fined $10,000...

Home Depot shares fall, despite 1Q profit beat, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 1:03 pm | by ASHLEY M. HEHER - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The Home Depot Inc. posted a 44 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on Tuesday, but didn't live up to the market's high expectations a day after rival Lowe's Cos. Inc. boosted its full-year outlook.The volatile housing market continued to drag down revenue and hurt business...

HL:Hillary Clinton says border with Canada porous, U.S. working to 'harden' it@

May 19, 2009 1:03 pm | by Lee-Anne Goodman@Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON — The Canada-U.S. border has been a problematic one, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday, which is why both countries are working together to "harden" the Canadian boundary."Americans are worried about every port and point of entry; I don't think we have any lesser concern...

Judge approves plant sale to Foster Farms, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 19, 2009 12:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — The sale of the shuttered Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant in Farmerville to California-based Foster Farms has been approved by a federal bankruptcy judge in Fort Worth.Tuesday's action is a key step in the state's plan to save the plant, which closed after Pilgrim's...

GM says still hasn't made deals with Treasury, UAW, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 12:58 pm | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it does not expect to reach agreement on concessions with the United Auto Workers union or with the Treasury Department on its debt-for-equity exchange before a May 26 deadline.Both deals are part of the restructuring effort GM must complete by June...

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