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Ahead of the Bell: Borders to report 1Q results, APFN

May 26, 2009 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Borders Group Inc. is scheduled to report its first-quarter results on Tuesday as the bookseller continues to struggle in a difficult economy.Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Borders has seen its sales slip for some time as shoppers turned to online and discount retailers like...

Chemical from paint may threaten Chinese sturgeon, APFN

May 26, 2009 4:30 am | by RANDOLPH E. SCHMID - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are wild Chinese sturgeon being painted into a corner?A chemical used in paint may be the cause of bone and eye deformities in endangered wild Chinese sturgeon, according to a new study.Existing at the edge of extinction, these sturgeon live in the East China and Yellow seas and...

Ahead of the Bell: Bank of America upgraded, APFN

May 26, 2009 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America Corp. was upgraded Tuesday by an analyst due to the stock's current price and strong demand for new shares it is offering as part of a plan to raise new capital.Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. analyst Paul Miller upgraded his rating on the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank...

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Denison Mines Announces C$82 Million "Bought Deal" Financing

May 26, 2009 4:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Denison Mines Corp. (TSX: DML)(NYSE Amex: DNN) ("Denison" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of investment dealers, which have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 40 million common shares of Denison at a purchase price of C$2.05...

Red Cross: Zimbabwe cholera cases to top 100,000, 1st Ld-Writethru, AF

May 26, 2009 4:29 am | by DONNA BRYSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the worst in Africa in more than 15 years, is slowing but is still expected to reach 100,000 cases this week, the Red Cross said Tuesday.The Red Cross is appealing to donors, who have responded only reluctantly in the past, for more money to...

State-of-the-art veggie lab shown to press at industry ministry+

May 26, 2009 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — A state-of-the-art laboratory to grow vegetables and fruit using advanced technologies was shown to the press Tuesday in a lobby of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.Ministry officials said people can harvest lettuce and tomatoes throughout the year by controlling...

HL:Markets look to lower opening as North Korean missile test causes nervousness@

May 26, 2009 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — North American markets appear headed for a decline Tuesday, with investors rattled by North Korea's nuclear testing.North Korea reportedly defied the United Nations by firing two short-range missiles after testing a nuclear bomb on Monday. Investors were already nervous about the...

Canadian Solar posts 1Q loss, lowers '09 outlook, APFN

May 26, 2009 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Solar Inc. on Tuesday posted a first-quarter loss due to declining average sales prices and a pull back in shipments as the uncertain financing environment constrained customer spending.The Toronto-based solar energy product manufacturer reported a net loss of $4.8 million,...

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Mass. home sales continue to fall, MA

May 26, 2009 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — The number of single-family homes being sold in Massachusetts and the price of those homes dropped last month when compared to the same month a year ago, but there is hope on the horizon.The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported Tuesday that sales of single-family homes...

Giant Interactive 1Q profit slides, APFN

May 26, 2009 4:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shanghai-based online gaming company Giant Interactive Group Inc. posted a 32 percent decline in its first-quarter profit Monday, hurt in part by tax expenses and what the company attributed to "disruptions" caused by adjustments to the monetization structure of its flagship...

Finland's April unemployment at 8.8 percent, EU

May 26, 2009 4:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's unemployment rate last month hit a three-year high at 8.8 percent, up from 6.2 percent in April 2008 and 8.3 percent in March this year, the government statistics agency said Tuesday.Joblessness in Finland, which had been on a steady 10-year decline, began an upward climb...

Abuse of Free Hosted Domains Contributes to Continued Spam Influx; MessageLabs Intelligence Sets Its Watch by Spam Activity

May 26, 2009 4:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.messagelabs.com () —Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the publication of its May 2009 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. The analysis highlights that spam experienced a further increase of 5.1 percent since last month, reaching heights of 90.4 percent. Also in May, MessageLabs...

Applied Identity Wins Red Herring 100 North America Award

May 26, 2009 4:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.appliedidentity.com () —Applied Identity (http://www.appliedidentity.com/) , Inc., a leader in identity aware network security (http://www.appliedidentity.com/products/) solutions, today announced that the company was named one of the 100 most promising private technology ventures in...

Funding Enables Expansion for Provider of ASP.NET-Based Open Source Web Content Management and Application Development Framework

May 26, 2009 4:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.dotnetnuke.com () —DotNetNuke Corp. (http://www.dotnetnuke.com/) today announced it has sold more than 50 subscriptions for the company's DotNetNuke Professional Edition (http://www.dotnetnuke.com/tabid/1209/Default.aspx) less than two months after the product launched Feb. 17...

Safe Harbor Certification Ensures Consumer Privacy of Personal Information

May 26, 2009 4:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.marketbright.com () —Marketbright (http://www.marketbright.com/pages/start/tell-me-more/survey.htm ?Ca mpaign_Id962&Activity_Id3761) , the leading on-demand marketing automation platform, today announced its plans to become Safe Harbor Certified to ensure consumer privacy protection as...

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