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Granholm signs bill to delay Michigan foreclosures, MI

May 21, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed legislation to give Michigan homeowners facing foreclosure a 90-day window to stay in their house and potentially work out a resolution with their lender.Granholm announced Thursday she had signed the bill. The law takes effect in 45 days so...

NY unemployment rate 7.7 percent in April, CORRECTION, NY

May 21, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent in April from 7.8 in March.But the state labor department reports that's still well above the 4.7 percent recorded in April 2008.April's rate in New York City was 8 percent — a slight drop from 8.1 percent...

Gap's 1st-qtr profit drops almost 14 percent, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 12:23 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. reported a first-quarter profit Thursday that narrowly beat Wall Street estimates as the clothing retailer benefited from cost-cutting and its Old Navy stores showed signs of improvement.Now, the company hopes to recharge its namesake brand with a new ad campaign debuting...

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The CW's schedule for the fall TV season, US

May 21, 2009 12:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CW's prime-time schedule for the fall:Monday8 p.m. — "Gossip Girl"9 p.m. — "One Tree Hill"Tuesday8 p.m. — "90210"9 p.m. — "Melrose Place"Wednesday8 p.m. — "America's Next Top Model"9 p.m. — "The Beautiful Life"Thursday8 p.m. — "The Vampire Diaries"9 p.m. — "Supernatural"Friday8 p.m. —...

Pacific Sunwear Announces First Quarter Earnings Results

May 21, 2009 12:14 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSUN) (the "Company") today announced that net sales for the first quarter (13 weeks) of fiscal 2009 ended May 2, 2009, were $223.5 million versus net sales from continuing operations of $266.9 million for...

New Colo. law requires DNA tests in felony arrests, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CO

May 21, 2009 12:08 pm | by P. SOLOMON BANDA - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — A woman whose daughter was raped and murdered in New Mexico says a new Colorado law requiring anyone arrested for a felony to submit a DNA sample will solve some crimes and prevent others."This is a happy day, this is a wonderful day," said Jayann Sepich, who has campaigned across the...

Gulp! Utah spends $220,000 on bottled water, APFN

May 21, 2009 12:08 pm | by BROCK VERGAKIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers slashed hundreds of millions of dollars from the state budget earlier this year, saying they had to cut worthy programs and employees to balance the budget.But as they did almost everything except check underneath office couches for spare change, lawmakers hung...

Hotel Stays Are Attainable with Summer Escapes at Conrad Hotels & Resorts and WaldorfAstoria Collection Hotels Throughout North

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Representing one of the most robust luxury promotions offering tremendous value to travelers this summer, participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels in North America are offering Summer Escapes, including a...

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House panel advances global warming bill, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation imposing the first nationwide limits on the pollution blamed for global warming advanced in the House late Thursday, clearing a key committee despite strong Republican opposition.The Energy and Commerce Committee approved the sweeping climate bill 33-25 after...

Porter Bancorp, Inc. Holds Annual Meeting Business Editors

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB), parent company of PBI Bank, announced today that shareholders elected six directors and approved a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of the company's executives at its annual meeting of...

OPEL International-Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OPEL International Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global developer and supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") and other solar products, including ground-based and rooftop tracker systems, announces that Directors approved today the proxy materials to be...

Ill. House votes to fire political appointees, IL

May 21, 2009 12:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House is trying to get rid of political cronies who were given state jobs by two disgraced former governors.The House approved legislation Thursday that targets about 750 people hired by Republican George Ryan and Democrat Rod Blagojevich.The legislation says...

House panel advances global warming bill, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 12:01 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A far-reaching bill that would impose the first nationwide limits on greenhouse gases has been approved by a House committee despite strong Republican opposition.Democrats on a 33-25 vote Thursday pushed the legislation through the Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill calls for...

Fitch affirms 'BBB' rating on Time Warner Cable, APFN

May 21, 2009 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

fasst365%meta(ap_subject:Business;%)CHICAGO (AP) — Fitch Ratings said Thursday it has affirmed the BBB issuer default rating for cable company Time Warner Cable Inc. with a stable outlook.About $23.5 billion of debt outstanding as of March 31 is affected, according to the ratings agency.Media...

Jail inmate dies of injuries after fight, KY

May 21, 2009 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — State police say an inmate at a jail in northeastern Kentucky has been charged with reckless homicide for a fight that fatally injured another inmate.A grand jury in Carter County indicted 27-year-old Charles Finley on a charge of reckless homicide for the April 21 fight. State...

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