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Panel says state facing near $1 billion shortfall, 3rd Ld-Writethru, KY

May 29, 2009 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A panel of economic experts says Kentucky's state government is facing a budget shortfall of nearly $1 billion.The Consensus Forecasting Group agreed Friday that state revenue for Kentucky is likely to...

Lawyer wants charges against 'Bounty Hunter' star, APFN

May 29, 2009 11:52 am | by P. SOLOMON BANDA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — A public defender is demanding that TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman be charged with felonies for claiming that a man fired a gun at him and his crew while they were filming in Colorado Springs last month....

Terex prices public offerings of debt and stock, APFN

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Heavy equipment maker Terex Corp. said Friday that it has priced public offerings of debt and stock totaling about $600 million.The offerings include $300 million principal in senior notes due 2016 and...

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Empire Resorts gets line of credit extension, NY

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Struggling gaming company Empire Resorts says it secured an extension to a line of credit that matured Friday, a move that staves off insolvency as it negotiates with its bank and investors.The...

Schwarzenegger details $3B in more cuts, CA

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing more cuts to schools, senior programs and the disabled in trying to find $3 billion in additional budget savings.The governor's finance team on Friday proposed...

9 people in RI charged with unemployment fraud, RI

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island state police have charged nine people with collecting unemployment benefits totaling $92,500 while they were still working.Police officials announced Friday that they contacted the...

Kan. official outlines $44M in social service cuts, KS

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state's top social services official has outlined $44 million in budget reductions and says he expects the cuts to get deeper.Social and Rehabilitation Services Secretary Don Jordan discussed the...

SNS Silver Clarifies

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SNS Silver Corporation ("SNS" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SNS) wishes to clarify the status of the ongoing litigation to operate the Sunshine Mine located near Kellogg, Idaho.SNS and Sunshine Precious Metals ("SPMI")...

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Tax on big oil companies survives Wis. committee, APFN

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle said Friday he was confident Wisconsin can tax big oil companies and stop them from passing the cost on to drivers at the pump, but critics fear it will tie the state up in court for years...

Court orders Curacao oil refinery to cut pollution, CB

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A court has ordered a Curacao refinery run by Venezuela's state-owned oil company to cut pollution or face heavy fines, a victory for activists who have complained for years about the thick haze of...

Fitch and Moody's cut R.H. Donnelley debt ratings, 2nd Ld-Writethru

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service said Friday they have downgraded their debt ratings on yellow pages publisher R.H. Donnelley Corp., which filed for bankruptcy court protection earlier this week....

Balsillie reveals plans for arena renovations, APFN

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Jim Balsillie has unveiled his vision for a revamped Copps Coliseum, the arena he hopes will become the new home of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.Balsillie's plan for the 24-year-old Hamilton arena,...

HL:Flaherty says auto bailout will be expensive, but alternative was worse@

May 29, 2009 11:46 am | by Kristine Owram@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Bailing out the Canadian branches of two ailing U.S. automakers is proving to be an expensive proposition, but the alternative was losing "thousands and thousands" of jobs to the United States, says federal Finance...

Bill requires educating students on safe haven law, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 29, 2009 11:40 am | by MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 20-year-old sales clerk wrapped her newborn daughter in a black bag, walked to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and dropped the baby into the water.The Metairie mother claimed the baby was stillborn...

Affirms Simon Property Group's IDR at 'A-'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 29, 2009 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 29, 2009-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of Simon Property Group, Inc. and Simon Property Group, L.P. (together, Simon) as follows:--Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'A-';--Unsecured...

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