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Detroit Public Schools to cut about 900 jobs, MI

May 20, 2009 3:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The emergency financial manager of Detroit's schools plans to cut more than 900 of the district's employees and take other cost-cutting measures to help eliminate a deficit of more than $300 million.Robert Bobb tells The Detroit News for a Wednesday story that cuts to the district's...

Senate passes credit card overhaul bill, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 3:58 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The credit card companies seem to have few friends on Capitol Hill these days, with even the most business-minded lawmakers siding with consumers in speaking out against steep rate hikes and fees.The House was expected to pass, possibly as early as Wednesday, a bill that would...

Russia: Arms control and missile shield linked, 4th Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 3:58 am | by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that Moscow will demand that U.S. plans for a missile defense system be on the table during nuclear arms control talks.Sergey Lavrov's remarks signal that the Kremlin is taking a tough posture in negotiations on cutting nuclear arsenals. The...

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Investment Trust Announces Quarterly Dividend Business Editors/Real Estate Writers

May 20, 2009 3:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: PEI) announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per common share. The dividend will be paid on June 15, 2009 to common shareholders of record on June 1,...

Japan grants Jordan $18.6M for aid, ML

May 20, 2009 3:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Japan has granted the Jordanian government $18.7 million to be used to support the kingdom's balance of payment.The grant agreement signed Wednesday is also aimed at supporting Jordan's efforts to implement its reform program.Since 1999, Japan assistance to the kingdom is...

Event offers military and law-enforcement needs, VA

May 20, 2009 3:58 am | by PETER BACQUEAssociated Press | News | Comments

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — If a military unit or a law-enforcement agency needs — right away — a robot tank or a pirate-blasting sound system, long-range thermal binoculars or uniforms with built-in tourniquets, the Force Protection Equipment Demonstration is the place to find them."When we put young...

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Melco Crown Entertainment Announces First Quarter 2009 Earnings

May 20, 2009 3:52 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq:MPEL), a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities focused on the Macau market, today reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2009.For the first...

Is Obama Influenced by Radical Leftists?

May 20, 2009 3:52 am | by Sean HannityAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Tancredo talks about drug policy, CO

May 20, 2009 3:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is in Denver talking about the nation's drug policy and whether some drugs should be made legal.The Republican from Littleton talks to the Lincoln Club of Colorado on Wednesday about America's drug policy. The one-time presidential candidate...

Discussion of Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers Photographed Together

May 20, 2009 3:52 am | by Sean HannityAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Harvard names 2009-10 Nieman Fellows, MA

May 20, 2009 3:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University has announced 24 Nieman fellows for the 2009-2010 year.Foundation Curator Bob Giles says members of the class reflect the changing news industry, with more freelancers than ever before. He says in response, the...

Pope encourages young Catholics to use Internet, EU

May 20, 2009 3:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI has encouraged young Catholics to use the Internet to spread the church's message.The pope promoted the use of the digital world as a means of making the Gospel known in remarks to 20,000 pilgrims at his weekly audience Wednesday.He says that the Internet has...

Virginia regulators approve telephone merger, APFN

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

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Corporation Commission has approved the merger of two telecommunications companies with local operations in Virginia.Regulators on Tuesday approved a proposal to make Embarq a wholly owned subsidiary of CenturyTel as part of a merger plan announced in late...

BioPartnering China 1.0 conjointement au congres BioEco 2009 du 25 au 28 juin Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

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

SANTA CRUZ, Californie-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20 mai 2009--BioPartnering China 1.0 (BPC),une production de Technology Vision Group LLC (TVG), conjointement au congres international pour la bioeconomie (BioEco), va offrir aux delegues internationaux et chinois du secteur des sciences de la vie la...

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Vt. said 3rd lowest in texting behind wheel, VT

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

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — For the second year in a row, a national study has ranked Vermont third lowest in the country for cell phone texting while driving.The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports that Vlingo Corp., of Cambridge, Mass., which makes hands-free mobile communication technology, says...

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