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HL:Canadian dollar opens at 86.63 cents US, up 0.15 of a cent@

May 20, 2009 3:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar opened at 86.63 cents US this morning, up 0.15 of a cent from Tuesday's close. The U.S. dollar stood at C$1.1543, down 0.20 of a cent.Pound sterling worth C$1.7921 up 0.19 of a cent, and US$1.5525 up 0.43 of a cent.The Euro was worth C$1.5807, up 0.41 of a...

Cash America International completes notes sale, APFN

May 20, 2009 3:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Cash America International Inc., a pawn shop operator, said Wednesday it completed the sale of $115 million in senior convertible notes.The unsecured notes, which were sold in a private offering, carry a 5.25 percent interest rate and are due in 2029.Cash America said it...

AC Xway tolls fall short of projections, NJ

May 20, 2009 3:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Toll hikes on the Atlantic City Expressway have not given the road's operator the windfall that was expected.The South Jersey Transportation Authority raised tolls 50 to 60 percent last year and expected to raise more than $200 million in the first year.Now the...

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Ahead of Bell: McDonald's upgraded to 'Buy', APFN

May 20, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — An appealing stock price and the expansion of its espresso-based coffee drinks led an analyst to raise the rating of McDonald's Corp. to "Buy" from "Hold" on Wednesday.Deutsche Bank North America's Jason West said in a client note that the nation's largest hamburger chain could get...

Germany extends short-work benefits, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 3:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — The German government decided Wednesday to extend benefits for people put on shorter working hours, expanding an arrangement that is being used extensively in the economic crisis.Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet decided to increase to two years from 18 months the maximum payout...

Applied Biosystems Introduces New Real-time PCR Solution to Quantitate Host Cell DNA Impurities in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 20, 2009 3:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:LIFE), today announced the launch of the life science industry's first integrated real-time PCR solution for measuring residual DNA impurities from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO)...

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3 civilians killed in Islamic attack in Somalia, 6th Ld-Writethru, AF

May 20, 2009 3:40 am | by MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An attack by Islamic insurgents on Somali troops near an African Union peacekeeping base in the capital killed a sleeping child and at least two other civilians early Wednesday.Regional leaders at a summit in Ethiopia, meanwhile, recommended port blockades to prevent...

SC naval museum agrees to ask for help for ships, SC

May 20, 2009 3:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Leaders at a naval museum on the South Carolina coast have been authorized to ask state lawmakers to help pay for repairs to its warship collection.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that the board of the Patriots Point Development Authority approved a resolution...

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- Qwest Government Services' commitment in 2009 to purchase 30,000 MobiKEY devices and 30,000 TruOFFICE subscriptions to commence in second quarter and valued at approximately US$8...

May 20, 2009 3:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Route1 (http://www.route1.com/) Inc. ("Route1") (TSX VENTURE: ROI), the trusted provider of security and identity management (http://www.route1.com/mobinet/mobinet-overview.php) network solutions, today reported its 2009 first quarter financial results as at and for the three months ended March 31,...

Centamin Egypt Limited Drilling Update

May 20, 2009 3:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Centamin Egypt Limited ("Centamin" or "the Company") (TSX: CEE)(ASX: CNT)(AIM: CEY) is pleased to announce that the resource definition drilling in the northern half of Sukari Hill porphyry continues to return highly encouraging assay results, with a thick, high grade intersection of 43m @ 17g/t Au...

Invitrogen Launches Enriched Online Retail Experience for Its Award-Winning Website Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Invitrogen, a division of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:LIFE), today announced significant enhancements to its online store: www.invitrogen.com. These improvements simplify product selection and ordering, and further streamline laboratory...

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News from around Wisconsin at 6:28 a.m. CDT, WI

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alliant cutting more than 150 jobsMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alliant Energy is cutting more than 150 jobs and shutting down four generators at its Rock River plant as it looks for ways to reduce costs.The cuts include 125 management and nonunion employees.Alliant spokesman Rob Crain says the positions...

Files 2008 - 3rd Quarter Financial Statements Business Editors

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- OBN Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: OBNI) today announced the filing of its 3rd Quarter 2008 financial statements. The statements show that the company increased its net worth from the previous fiscal year by nearly $5 million, resulting in a positive...

Hong Kong Mobile Operator Launches Comverse's Visual Voicemail Service Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WAKEFIELD, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Comverse today announced that 3 Hong Kong, the mobile operation of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited ("Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong") and the city's 3G leader, has launched Hong Kong's first visual voicemail service.Powered by...

Bancorp Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.17 Per Common Share Business Editors

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- S.Y. Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYBT), parent company of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, with offices in the Louisville metropolitan area, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend...

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