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COUNTDOWN for May 19, 2009, MSNBC - Part 2

May 20, 2009 10:06 am | by Howard FinemanAssociated Press | News | Comments

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JA Solar shares soar after upgraded to 'Buy', APFN

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of JA Solar jumped Wednesday afternoon after an analyst upgraded the company on stabilizing prices and expectations for higher shipments.Shares of the China-based solar parts maker climbed 74 cents, or 23.2 percent, to $3.93 in afternoon trading.On Tuesday, JA Solar posted a...

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW for May 19, 2009, MSNBC - Part 2

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by Rachel MaddowAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Road into popular Lake Mich. park to reopen Friday, MI

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Visitors to Warren Dunes State Park no longer will have to traipse a mile to get to the beach now that a bridge and road into the park's day use area are nearly done.The day use area was closed last September after a 10-inch rainstorm washed out the entrance road and collapsed...

THE ED SHOW for May 19, 2009, MSNBC - Part 2

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by Ed SchultzAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Mother and Two Children Killed in Own Home; Family of Murder Victim

May 20, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Small town leaders press Conn. lawmakers on funds, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of dozens of small Connecticut towns are descending on the state Capitol to press lawmakers for more funding.The elected and appointed local officials — whose communities are members of the Connecticut Council of Small Towns — say they worry about potential cuts in...

Iowa governor, courts to decide franchise fee fate, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by MICHAEL J. CRUMB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A court ruling and decision by Iowa Gov. Chet Culver could make the difference in a debate over millions of dollars in utility franchise fees.At issue is a battle over fees charged by the city of Des Moines for natural gas and electrical customers, but the matter could soon...

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Pringles are chips, UK taxman decides, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Pringles' tax status has been crunched by a trio of British judges.The Court of Appeal judges decided Wednesday that the snack is a potato chip — and that means it's liable for Britain's Value Added Tax.In Britain, most food isn't subject to the 15 percent national tax, but potato...

Illinois State Fair announces Grandstand lineup, IL

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three former "American Idol" competitors are among the acts heading to Springfield this summer to perform on the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair.The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, is slated to perform Saturday, Aug. 15. Her hits include "Miss Independent"...

Downgrades 19 Classes CGCMT 2007-FL3; Revises Outlooks Business Editors

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Fitch Ratings downgrades the following classes of Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Trust (CGCMT), series 2007-FL3, commercial mortgage pass-through certificates and revises Rating Outlooks as follows:--$24,903,000 class B to 'AA-' from 'AA+'; to Outlook...

Avista seeks gas rate cuts in Idaho, Washington, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Avista has asked utility commissions in Washington and Idaho to reduce natural gas prices by 8.1 percent and 6.7 percent respectively, effective June 1.The utility said natural gas prices have continued to decline since its last rate decrease was effective in January.They...

Duncan wants school chiefs' plans on restraint, US

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by ANN SANNER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday he will ask state school chiefs around the country about the use of restraints and confinement of pupils in the classroom."Children's safety has to be our number one concern before we begin to think about educating them and doing...

HL:Jaguar Financial takes legal action against directors of Kinbauri Gold@

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by David Paddon@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — A significant investor in Kinbauri Gold Corp. (TSXV:KNB) is taking the company and its directors to court over a plan to sell part of a Spanish subsidiary for $32 million despite interest in it from a takeover suitor who wants to buy the whole company.Jaguar Financial Corp. (TSX: JFC),...

African AIDS activists slam US funding shortfall, AF

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by TOM ODULA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Health activists said Tuesday that a shortfall in promised U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS projects would affect over 30 million people and means President Barack Obama risks reversing the gains made by his predecessor."Such projects are like planes ... they must have a forward...

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