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Palin rejects energy stimulus money from feds, 5th Ld-Writethru

May 21, 2009 5:23 pm | by RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday vetoed $80 million from appropriation bills, including $28.6 million from the federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency.Despite pressure from some lawmakers and others to accept the federal money, the Republican governor said she won't...

Wyoming Indian tribe selling beef to Whole Foods, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:18 pm | by CATHERINE TSAI - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Northern Arapaho Tribe has agreed to sell beef raised on its 595,000 certified organic acres in Wyoming to Whole Foods Market Inc., its first major retail customer.Panorama Meats Inc. is partnering with the tribe to offer Angus beef from the tribe's Arapaho Ranch on the...

Conn. unemployment rises to 7.9 percent in April, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Labor Department says the state's unemployment rate rose from 7.5 percent to 7.9 percent in April, but is still a full point lower than the national average.The state lost 11,900 non-farm jobs during the month, and the number of unemployed workers has jumped...

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Louisiana's revenue forecast grows worse, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:18 pm | by MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's income estimates for next year's budget grew a bit grimmer Thursday after the state's revenue forecasting panel dropped the projections another $30 million.The revision, by the Revenue Estimating Conference, for the new fiscal year starting July 1 was a slight...

INDEX:Business, Celebrity, Entertainment, Justice, Politics@

May 21, 2009 5:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — More than 40 per cent of the people following the inquiry into the Mulroney-Schreiber affair believe Brian Mulroney broke the law, a new poll suggests.The inquiry is looking at the business dealings between the former prime minister and Karlheinz Schreiber, although it is specifically...

Aruba Networks fiscal 3Q loss narrows, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Wireless networking technology company Aruba Networks Inc. reported a narrowed fiscal third-quarter loss on Thursday with revenue growth that beat analysts' expectations.The company's shares jumped 54 cents, or 10.5 percent, in after-hours trading, after finishing regular...

HL:Pratt & Whitney withdraws from supplying engines to Russian helicopters: reports@

May 21, 2009 5:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Pratt & Whitney Canada, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) has withdrawn from a contract to supply engines for Russia's new Mi-38 transport helicopter, a Russian news agency reported Thursday.The Quebec-based engine manufacturer and Helicopters of Russia signed a memorandum...

Power Medical Interventions(r) Receives NASDAQ Panel Decision

May 21, 2009 5:17 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

LANGHORNE, Pa., May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Power Medical Interventions(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:PMII), a leader in developing and commercializing Intelligent Surgical Instruments(tm), today announced that it has received notification from the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel stating that the Panel...

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HL:Forensic psychiatrist: Dziekanski not suffering from delirium when Tasered@

May 21, 2009 5:17 pm | by Steve Mertl@Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Robert Dziekanski's mental state, a core issue at an inquiry into his death, got a fresh appraisal Thursday from a forensic psychiatrist who contradicted a colleague's contention the Polish immigrant was delirious when police confronted him.Dr. Paul Janke, who deals with mentally...

Group: BLM under-inspects oil and gas wells, 1st Ld-Writethru, MT

May 21, 2009 5:17 pm | by KAHRIN DEINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An environmental group has released a report finding U.S. Bureau of Land Management environmental inspections have not kept pace with oil and natural gas development in five energy-rich Western states.The report released by the Western Organization of Resource Councils on...

AIG's Liddy to depart; company to split chair, CEO, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:16 pm | by EILEEN AJ CONNELLY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — American International Group Inc. on Thursday said the chairman and chief executive hand-picked to lead the company when it was rescued by the government last fall will step down.The company also said its board agreed with a recommendation from Edward M. Liddy, who took over the...

La. senators break with Jindal on tax break, 5th Ld-Writethru, LA

May 21, 2009 5:16 pm | by DOUG SIMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Senate leadership made its first clear break with the fiscal policies of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration when it gave strong backing Thursday to a plan to ease budget cuts by postponing a planned tax break.Senate President Joel Chaisson and the Senate's tax...

DRS Technologies Agrees to Acquire Soneticom, Inc.

May 21, 2009 5:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DRS Technologies, Inc., announced today that, through a subsidiary, it has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the outstanding stock of Soneticom, Inc.Soneticom, a privately-held business located in West Melbourne, Florida, is a leading provider of precision geolocation systems and...

SD court: Cabela's did not infringe on trademark, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:10 pm | by CHET BROKAW - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Outdoor equipment retailer Cabela's did not infringe on a South Dakota company's trademark when it sold clothing called the Dakota vest and Dakota jacket, the South Dakota Supreme Court said in a ruling issued Thursday.The high court unanimously upheld the ruling of a circuit...

Fiserv to buy back up to 5 million shares, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

fasst365%meta(ap_subject:Business;%)BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Financial technology company Fiserv Inc. said Thursday its board has approved a plan to repurchase up to 5 million shares, or about 3 percent of its outstanding shares.As of March 31, the company said it had about 500,000 shares remaining...

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