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Venezuela announces joint oil venture with Vietnam, LT

May 22, 2009 1:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez's government says it is forming a joint oil company with Vietnam to exploit Venezuela's heavy crude.State-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PDVSA, will cooperate with Vietnam's state oil and gas monopoly, Petrovietnam, on oil exploration and...

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May 22, 2009 1:13 pm | by LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is ready for the next hurricane season which starts June 1, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday.Napolitano, who oversees the agency, visited a Florida hurricane response and recovery center in the morning then...

S & P lowers ratings for Terex, APFN

May 22, 2009 1:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its ratings and reaffirmed a negative outlook for construction equipment maker Terex Corp. Friday, citing poor market conditions.S&P lowered its rating to BB- from BB, both of which are speculative."The company is exposed to the highly...

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Hawaii's unemployment dips to 6.9 percent in April, APFN

May 22, 2009 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 6.9 percent, down from March's rate of 7.1 percent, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations reported Friday.In contrast, the nationally seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went from 8.5 percent in March to...

Business Parks, Inc. to Present at the NAREIT 2009 Investor Forum Business Editors

May 22, 2009 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GLENDALE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- PS Business Parks, Inc. (NYSE:PSB) announced that senior management will make a presentation at the NAREIT 2009 Investor Forum at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, in the Astor Room on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m....

HL:Century Mining Corp. reports annual loss of $807,000 for 2008@

May 22, 2009 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BLAINE, Wash. — Century Mining Corp. (TSXV:CMM), a gold miner with operations in Quebec and South America, reported a loss of $807,000 for 2008 on Friday.The Toronto-listed junior gold company said the loss amounted to zero cents per share in 2008, compared with a loss of $47.4 million or 35 cents...

Technologies Meets Capital Requirement for Remainder of the Year Business Editors

May 22, 2009 1:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- F3 Technologies, Inc. (OTCPK: FTCH) is pleased to announce that as of today the company has raised enough capital to meet its capital requirement for the remainder of the year.Frank Connor, CEO of F3 Technologies, stated: "This has been a very...

ND road construction season starts, ND

May 22, 2009 1:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Road construction season has arrived in North Dakota.State Transportation Director Francis Ziegler says it will be "the largest we have ever seen" in the state — $383 million will be spent on 1,300 miles of roads.That compares with $300 million on 684 miles of roads last...

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Pension funds challenge Chrysler plan in court, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for a pair of Indiana state pension funds and a state construction fund will head to U.S. District Court on Tuesday to challenge the legality of Chrysler's plan to exit bankruptcy protection.The appearance comes just a day before a hearing in bankruptcy court where...

Alabama governor approves stronger beer, 1st Ld-Writethru, AL

May 22, 2009 1:06 pm | by PHILLIP RAWLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has a new law allowing stronger beer to be sold in the state, which means previously banned specialty and imported beers can soon begin appearing in restaurants, bars and some retail stores.Gov. Bob Riley said he signed the bill Friday to immediately raise the...

2008, DataCert Posts Strong Q1 Results Business Editors/Software Writers/Legal Editors

May 22, 2009 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- DataCert, Inc., the leading global provider of legal operations management solutions, today announced strong first quarter financial performance, with a 20% increase in revenue and an 18% increase in total bookings for the first quarter over the same...

Nemenhah leader defends group, 2nd Ld-Writethru, MO

May 22, 2009 1:06 pm | by MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKTON, Mo. (AP) — Phillip "Cloudpiler" Landis was raised Mormon in western Washington and didn't think too much about what he considers his American Indian heritage until he went to prison."What better place to have to sit and reflect upon what motivates you," he says.Landis now leads the...

technologie DCI a Cardio3 BioSciences pour son essai clinique a base de cellules souches C-Cure@ Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 22, 2009 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 22 mai 2009-- BIOTRONIK, une pionniere en matiere de technologies de monitoring distant sans fil destine aux patients equipes de dispositifs cardiaques, a annonce aujourd'hui un accord de partenariat avec la societe belge de biotechnologies Cardio3 BioSciences dans le...

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Brazil OKs extradition of drug lord to US, LT

May 22, 2009 1:06 pm | by MARCO SIBAJA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian-born drug lord accused of running one of the world's largest drug smuggling operations, the court said Friday.Pablo Rayo Montano was accused by the United States of being one of the world's...

HL:Taliban uses cellphones to send out news releases; has its own ringtones@

May 22, 2009 1:06 pm | by LuAnn LaSalle@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Text messages, ringtones and video crews are part of Taliban tactics in Afghanistan, say two Canadian journalists who have covered the wartorn country.After initially banning images and photographs, the Taliban has embraced technology and some of its current and former members are Apple...

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