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AARP pushes for lower electric bills, VT

May 21, 2009 3:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Advocates are proposing lowering power bills for low-income Vermonters.AARP Vermont is asking the Public Service Board to start a program that would cut monthly bills by 25 percent for Vermonters making less than $16,245 a year.The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus says Vermont is...

AstraZeneca gets order protecting its asthma drug, APFN

May 21, 2009 3:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — AstraZeneca PLC says a federal court has blocked rival Apotex Inc. from launching a generic version of the British company's child asthma drug Pulmicort Respules, which generated almost $900 million in sales last year.Late Wednesday, AstraZeneca said the U.S. District Court in New...

Utah law enforcement gets stimulus $, UT

May 21, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly $10 million in federal stimulus funds will go to support Utah law enforcement.The money is for maintaining or increasing public safety in the state. Law enforcement agencies can use the funds to create new jobs, retain current positions or make upgrades within the...

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Visionaries Form 4mm Games Business Editors/Entertainment Editors

May 21, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- 4mm Games, LLC ("4mm") today officially announced its formation. The company was founded by Rockstar Games co-founders Jamie King and Gary Foreman and former Image Metrics exec Nicholas Perrett, joined by Paul Coyne, a respected twenty year veteran of the...

JPMorgan HVAC Conference Business Editors/Building/Construction Writers

May 21, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COCONUT GROVE, Fla.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) announced today that Albert H. Nahmad, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Barry S. Logan, Senior Vice President, are scheduled to present at the JPMorgan HVAC Conference being held at the JPMorgan Conference...

Mark Rajkowski, Chief Financial Officer, to Present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 21, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- MeadWestvaco Corporation's (NYSE: MWV) E. Mark Rajkowski, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the 2009 Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference on Wednesday, June 3 at 8:35 a.m. at the Goldman Sachs Conference...

Methane gas suspected in Burger King fire in CR, IA

May 21, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Insurance investigators suspect methane gas may have caused a fire and explosion that damaged a Burger King restaurant in Cedar Rapids last month.No one was injured in the April 24 blast, which shattered dining room windows and blew out the front door.Perry Beaton is...

Emirates airline fiscal year profit falls 72 pct, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 21, 2009 3:28 am | by ADAM SCHRECK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, said Thursday its profit tumbled 72 percent last fiscal year as it struggled with soaring fuel prices and a drop in demand caused by the economic slump.The rapidly expanding Dubai-based carrier nonetheless was able to...

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Interpol issues alert for Mexican prison fugitives, EU

May 21, 2009 3:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — Interpol says it has issued an international security alert for 11 prisoners involved in a prison break in central Mexico.The Lyon, France-based international police agency says Mexican authorities identified the 11 as the most dangerous of the 53 prisoners who escaped.The security...

Conn. governor says red ink dips a bit, CT

May 21, 2009 3:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell says new estimates show that some state labor cost savings are already cutting into the state budget deficit.Rell says her budget office now estimates the deficit for the fiscal year that ends June 30 is about $968 million, down from last month's...

Report says Vermont still in a recession, VT

May 21, 2009 3:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new economic forecast says Vermont is still in a recession and won't recover until 2011 or 2012.The report, written by Jeffry Carr, an economic adviser to the governor and economist Zachary Sears, predicts job losses to continue into 2010, estimating the total number from...

Taro Receives FDA Approval for Sulfacetamide Sodium Topical Suspension ANDA

May 21, 2009 3:22 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

HAWTHORNE, N.Y., May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ("Taro," the "Company,") (Pink Sheets:TAROF) reported today that its Canadian manufacturing site has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for its Abbreviated New Drug Application...

LEAD: LDP may put brake on hereditary candidacy from next general election+

May 21, 2009 3:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING ASO'S EVENING COMMENTS, BACKGROUND INFO AT 5TH-6TH GRAFS)The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will likely put some sort of limit on so-called hereditary candidates for the next general election for the House of Representatives and beyond, party lawmakers said...

Debt warning, housing data weigh on Britain, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 21, 2009 3:17 am | by JANE WARDELL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The bad news on the British economy mounted Thursday, with a warning that the country's debt rating could be downgraded combining with weak housing market data to overshadow a surprise rise in retail sales.While the monthly retail data suggests that consumer spending is holding up...

AG files suit against alleged fraudulent charities, IL

May 21, 2009 3:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she's filed suit against two charities that allegedly made false claims about their connections to law enforcement authorities and veterans groups so they could collect donations.Madigan announced the lawsuits Wednesday. One suit says...

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