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OpenTable shares soar nearly 60 pct in IPO feast

May 21, 2009 5:47 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Online restaurant reservation service OpenTable Inc. proved there's still an appetite for new stock offerings despite the sour economy.The San Francisco-based company's shares soared by $11.89, or nearly 60 percent, to close at $31.89 Thursday in their first day of trading on...

SEC says man faked news release to inflate stock, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Fort Myers man put out a fake news release, so that when it was reported in the media, a company's stock increased and made the man thousands of dollars.The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday that it was pursuing civil action against...

Hard cases, hard decisions at Guantanamo, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:47 pm | by DEVLIN BARRETT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has lots of hard cases. But the hardest of them all, says President Barack Obama, will be those who cannot be put on trial or freed.For them, the U.S. is crafting some sort of detention policy that reminds civil liberties groups...

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SPIN METER: Obama vs. Cheney, US

May 21, 2009 5:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EDITOR'S NOTE — An occasional look behind the rhetoric of public officials.By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Two tough speeches conveying two radically different views of America's fight against terrorism and the nation's values unfolded in separate halls, minutes...

Computer virus strikes US Marshals, FBI affected

May 21, 2009 5:47 pm | by DEVLIN BARRETT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement computers were struck by a mystery computer virus Thursday, forcing the FBI and the U.S. Marshals to shut down part of their networks as a precaution.The U.S. Marshals confirmed it disconnected from the Justice Department's computers as a protective measure after...

Gregoire signs order to reduce greenhouse gases, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WA

May 21, 2009 5:47 pm | by PHUONG LE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire signed an executive order Thursday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.The order includes aspects of a climate change bill that the governor had aggressively pushed but failed to pass in the recent legislative session.Among other things, it directs the...

GM's future rests with bondholders after UAW deal, 8th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:47 pm | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers struck a deal with General Motors and the federal government Thursday to cut labor costs, close factories and change the way retiree health care is funded.The agreement could ease one of GM's biggest problems: The cost of its work force. But the automaker is...

Comic Books Now Available for the iPhone and iPod Touch from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Online Writers/Entertainment Editors/Film Writers

May 21, 2009 5:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BURBANK, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the availability of the division's first digital comic book "Terminator Salvation" for the iPhone and iPod touch. Published by IDW, written by Dara Naraghi ("Lifelike") and art by Alan Robinson,...

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Snowmobiler wins fight over Adirondack trail, 2nd Ld-Writhethru, NY

May 21, 2009 5:46 pm | by MARY ESCH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A snowmobiler has won a round in a decades-old fight over motorized access to state forest land in the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park.At issue is a long-abandoned road near Lake Placid that is now part of the 35-mile Jackrabbit Trail, one of the most popular cross-country ski...

Line up for 2009-2010 Season Showcasing Proven Formula across Three TV Networks Business Editors/TV Writers

May 21, 2009 5:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., today announced a robust programming line-up for Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision in the 2009-2010 season. The new programming slate includes the exclusive...

Maker of Luxury Rugs Draws on Inspiration From Seasons

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.taipingcarpets.com () —Tai Ping (www.taipingcarpets.com (http://www.taipingcarpets.com) ) (HKSE: 0146), a leading maker of custom luxury carpets, has announced the US launch of its latest collection, Haiku, to coincide with the rebirth and renewal of spring, according to Chief Marketing...

Arkansas roads chief: $200M more needed each year, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by ANDREW DeMILLO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Facing a drop in fuel consumption and tax revenue, Arkansas' highways need $200 million more annually just to maintain current conditions, the state's highways chief said Thursday.Speaking to the first meeting of a panel studying the state's highway financing, state Highway...

Alabama enacts catfish, seafood origin disclosure, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AL

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by PHILLIP RAWLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Restaurants in Alabama will have to start disclosing the country of origin of their catfish and seafood.Gov. Bob Riley said Thursday he has signed two fish labeling bills passed by the Legislature last week."Most people in Alabama would like to know if this came from a...

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May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Highland Capital Management, L.P. ("Highland") is pleased to announce the availability of an informative webcast consisting of a fund specific overview covering the Highland Long/Short Equity Fund and an equity market update.The pre-recorded webcast is...

General Motors, McClatchy are big movers, US

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEGeneral Motors Corp., down 49 cents at $1.43The leader of the Canadian Auto Workers union said it was "very likely" the auto maker will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

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