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Wyoming confirms first swine flu cases, 6th Ld-Writethru, WY

May 27, 2009 8:16 am | by MATT JOYCE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy and an adult woman from Laramie County have tested positive for swine flu, the first known infections of Wyoming residents with the virus, the state Department of Health announced Wednesday.Department spokeswoman Kim Deti said the state public health lab...

Drexler's Dark Matter and Dark Energy boosted by NASA's Choice of Ultraviolet Spectrograph for Hubble

May 27, 2009 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Science editorsSILICON VALLEY, Calif., May 27 (AScribe Newswire) -- NASA/Hubble's recent choice of the ultraviolet (UV) Cosmic Origins Spectrograph to search and analyze filaments of dark matter in the cosmic web was hailed today by Bell Labs-trained scientist Jerome Drexler. Drexler had...

Delivers Robust, Engaging Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning Business Editors/Software Writers/Education Writers

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Because 21st century students learn differently, today's educators need 21st century tools to reach them. In response to this need, Elluminate, Inc. announced today the newest additions to its family of web, video, and audio social learning...

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM@ to Present at Sterne Agee First Annual Boston Consumer Conference on Thursday, May 28, 2009 Business Editors

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLE PLACE, N.Y.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009--1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS), the world's leading Florist and Gift Shop, today reported that members of the Company's senior management team will present at the First Annual Sterne Agee Boston Consumer Conference on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at...

Basin discusses proposed Minot-area wind farm, 1st Ld-Writethru, ND

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Basin Electric Power Cooperative is seeking approval from the state Public Service Commission for 77 wind turbines south of Minot. Commissioners say the Air Force and other federal agencies also are involved.The new project, estimated to cost about $240 million, is near two Basin...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange is trading at 1,096.72 down 0.44 of a point at noon ET@

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange was trading at 1,096.72 down 0.44 of a point on Wednesday. The volume at noon was at 84.5 million shares.

GlobalCollect como proveedor de servicios de pago para el lanzamiento de su plataforma de comercio electronico de sus artistas. Business Editors/Entertainment Editors/Technology ...

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 27 de mayo de 2009-- Sony Music llego a un acuerdo con GlobalCollect y Materna GmbH para crear una oferta unica al por menor en las webs de su catalogo de artistas en la region EMEA (Europa, Medio Oriente y Asia) que permitira a los consumidores la descarga de...

Analysis: Somali infighting could help al-Qaida, AF

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by KATHARINE HOURELD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As battles rage between Somalia's Western-backed government and Islamist insurgents, another conflict is being fought behind the scenes between competing versions of Islam.The winner may determine not only the future of the failed state, but whether al-Qaida establishes...

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Announces Non-Binding Open Season Business Editors/Energy Writers

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Kern River Gas Transmission Company announced today it is holding a non-binding open season through June 18, 2009, to determine shipper interest in firm year-round transportation service from receipt points in Wyoming and Utah to delivery points...

CEPAL: Investment may dip 45 pct in Latin America, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LT

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by EDUARDO GALLARDO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Foreign direct investment in Latin America may plunge 45 percent this year as the global financial crisis stalls capital flows and shrinks the region's economy by more than 0.3 percent, a U.N. body warned on Wednesday.Investment reached a record $128.3 billion in Latin...

Health insurer suggests ways to save gov't $500B, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by ERICA WERNER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major health insurer says the government can save more than $500 billion in Medicare spending by sending patients to less expensive, more efficient doctors, reducing hospital visits by the elderly and cutting unnecessary care.Those are among 15 suggestions made Wednesday by...

W.Va. lawmakers mull mental health veto, 1st Ld-Writethru, WV

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by TOM BREEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Gov. Joe Manchin vetoed a bill earlier this month that would increase funding for some providers of mental health care, he took pains to point out his alternative proposal, which he believes will better fulfill the bill's intent.As lawmakers and health care providers...

McDonald's CEO says momentum continuing in 2009, APFN

May 27, 2009 8:10 am | by LAUREN SHEPHERD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's Corp. shareholders voted Wednesday at the hamburger chain's annual meeting against two stockholder proposals, including one that would have mandated the company use only cage-free eggs in its U.S. operations.Cage-free eggs come from hens not caged in small enclosures...

Revolutionary Cross-Border Fuel Processing Deal Business Editors

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

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- TransCard (www.transcard.com) - a leading provider of prepaid debit card solutions branded with MasterCard(R), Discover(R) Network and STAR associations - has launched a first-of-its-kind fuel card network for Mexico and Latin America. The...

American Eagle expands Kansas service, KS

May 27, 2009 8:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — American Eagle Airlines is expanding air service to Manhattan, Kan., as the Fort Riley Army base there continues to expand and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is built.The regional affiliate of American Airlines will offer two daily nonstop flights from Manhattan...

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