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Older job hunters find tough times in labor market, 1st Ld-Writethru, TN

May 25, 2009 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Older job hunters are finding it increasingly hard as they seek employment.Older workers spend more time unemployed between jobs than younger workers, labor data show. For someone who is 45 or older, it takes an average of 22 weeks to land a job, compared with 16 weeks for...

Fortuna Provides San Jose Project Update

May 25, 2009 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FVI)(BVLAC: FVI) is pleased to provide an update on its 100% owned San Jose silver-gold project in Oaxaca, Mexico.The road blockade reported in a Company news release dated April 16th, was brought to an end on May 6th by Federal and State police, as a result...

Voter rolls clean up in Mississippi's Madison Co., 1st Ld-Writethru, MS

May 25, 2009 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Madison County will spend $26,000 on mailings to determine the status of 30,000 registered voters who did not vote in the 2008 presidential elections.The idea is to clean up the county's voter rolls.A similar plan was dropped last year because of the $59,000 cost and fears of...


Crews begin setting up for Ky. brass band festival, 1st Ld-Writethru, KY

May 25, 2009 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Crews have begun setting up for the Great American Brass Band Festival next month in Danville.The Advocate-Messenger of Danville reports officials are using modern technology to bring out the best sound from the old-fashioned instruments.The annual festival features old-time...

HL:N.S. premier admits Crown share money did not go towards province's debt@

May 25, 2009 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TANTALLON, N.S. — Premier Rodney MacDonald says the province has spent all of the money it got from Ottawa in the settlement of a dispute over offshore royalties, breaking a promise to spend at least 70 per cent of the cash on the debt.MacDonald told reporters today the first instalments from the...

Bill omits forest waste for cellulosic ethanol, SD

May 25, 2009 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As of now, legislation in the U.S. House on energy and greenhouse gas emissions does not include using wood from mature federal forests as renewable biomass for clean power.And that's not sitting well with Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, D-S.D., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.,...

NC Sen. Hagan meets with troops in Afghanistan, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 25, 2009 9:20 am | by MIKE BAKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan said Monday she now has a better perspective of the harsh conditions in Afghanistan as she visited the Middle East on her first oversees trip since taking office earlier this year.Hagan said she was able to spend two days in Afghanistan over the...

Ind. court says company fired 2 women over race, IN

May 25, 2009 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two women were fired from their jobs at a Michigan City company because they are black and are entitled to more than $27,000 in combined back pay, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled.Their employer, Filter Specialists Inc., argued the women were fired because a manager believed one...


Wyo. family: False steer cheating rumor ruined rep, WY

May 25, 2009 9:19 am | by MEAD GRUVER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Pete had a robust build and lustrous black hair, and lived a life of luxury in an insulated, temperature-controlled barn that kept him cool in the midsummer heat.Nick Pince, then 16, saw to Pete's every need: Bathing him several times a day, giving him specially formulated...

Man fatally hit by train in Ephrata, WA

May 25, 2009 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — A Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train has fatally hit a man walking on the tracks in the south end of Ephrata.Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the 35-year-old Ephrata man was trespassing on railroad property. He was hit about 9:15 Sunday night by a train with four...

Think tank receives major government and private funding

May 25, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) welcomed the announcement today by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario of building and infrastructure grants towards the creation of the Balsillie Centre of Excellence. CIGI founder and Chair Jim Balsillie made a private...

HL:John Stackhouse replaces Edward Greenspon as Globe and Mail editor-in-chief@

May 25, 2009 9:12 am | by Michael Oliveira@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The former head of the Globe and Mail's vaunted business section has been named the newspaper's editor-in-chief.John Stackhouse, 46, replaces Edward Greenspon, a veteran newspaperman who had been editor-in-chief since 2002.Stackhouse had been editor of Report on Business since 2004, had...

HL:Canadian Press Life-Entertainment News Budget Monday, May 25@

May 25, 2009 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans from The Canadian Press as of 18:00 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant.Entertainment questions may be directed to Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162 and Travel questions may be directed to Mike Fuhrmann at 416-507-2163. Health, Food and Lifestyles...

Reid rakes in campaign cash, even without opponent, US

May 25, 2009 9:07 am | by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, vulnerable in home-state polls but without a big-name opponent so far, takes the stage Tuesday with President Barack Obama at a Las Vegas-style fundraiser billed as "The Good Fight."But the big-dollar bash begs the question: Where's the...

Cocaine test prompts Red Bull removal in Germany, EU

May 25, 2009 9:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — Six German states have told retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola energy drinks after a test found a trace amount of cocaine.The bans started Friday after a sample test conducted by authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state found 0.4 micrograms per liter in the drink.Five other...


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