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Jail inmate dies of injuries after fight, KY

May 21, 2009 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — State police say an inmate at a jail in northeastern Kentucky has been charged with reckless homicide for a fight that fatally injured another inmate.A grand jury in Carter County indicted 27-year-old Charles Finley on a charge of reckless homicide for the April 21 fight. State...

Court says Cabela's did not infringe on trademark, 1st Ld-Writethru, SD

May 21, 2009 11:56 am | 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 ruled Thursday.The high court unanimously upheld the ruling of a circuit judge who found last...

Truck driver dies at eastern Kentucky coal mine, 1st Ld-Writethru, KY

May 21, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JENKINS, Ky. (AP) — A coal miner has died after the rock truck he was driving ran over an embankment at an eastern Kentucky coal mine and overturned.U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere said the accident that killed 32-year-old Jeremy L. Steward of Jenkins happened...

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Mich. House signs off on more stimulus spending, MI

May 21, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House has approved a bill that would allow the state to spend money from the federal stimulus act related to energy efficiency, food assistance, unemployment benefits and other programs.Most of the $194 million included in the bill approved Thursday by an 81-to-27...

Lorillard's board approves $250 million buyback, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. said Thursday its board approved a buyback of up to $250 million of outstanding common stock.Purchases will be funded from existing cash balances.The board also authorized management to proceed with a previously announced intent to boost its capital...

Massey Energy funding W.Va. college scholarships, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Massey Energy is donating $500,000 for scholarships in mining and civil engineering at West Virginia University and WVU Institute of Technology.Chief Executive Don Blankenship hopes the money will attract the best and brightest engineering students from across Central...

Support Underscores Agency's Commitment to Social Media

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.lsfnetwork.com () —LSF Interactive, the leading global online performance marketing and advertising agency, announced today that it is a media sponsor of 140: The Twitter Conference.The 140 conference is the world's first event dedicated to both the business users of Twitter and the...

Cox challenges Blue Cross of Mich. rate proposals, MI

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attorney General Mike Cox is challenging rate increases proposed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for health insurance plans covering about 400,000 people who buy their own policies.Cox said Thursday he has filed petitions for hearings with state regulators related to...

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CEO cites Williams' upside at annual meeting, OK

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The leader of Williams Cos. Inc. says the long-term future remains bright for one of Oklahoma's largest energy companies — despite the economic slowdown.Williams Chairman, President and CEO Steve Malcolm discussed the reasons for his confidence on Thursday during the company's...

HL:Cardero says price to be paid by Chinese firm for iron ore deposit cut in half@

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Cardero Resource Corp. (TSX:CDU) said Thursday that the price it will be paid for its Pampa de Pongo iron ore property in Peru has been cut in half to US$100 million.The reduction came after the Chinese firm buying the property told the Vancouver-based company it would not proceed with...

Air Force waves off warnings about GPS accuracy

May 21, 2009 11:49 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A government report says the accuracy of GPS signals could deteriorate in the next few years because of delays in satellite launches, but the Air Force says it has plenty of ways of keeping up the navigation system increasingly relied on by drivers and cell phone users.The...

Aqua Pennsylvania Reservoirs at Capacity for the Start of Summer Season Business Editors/Energy Writers

May 21, 2009 11:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRYN MAWR, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua) announced today that its impoundment reservoirs in southeastern Pennsylvania are at full capacity as the company heads into the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer season. Aqua operates five...

Missouri tapping stimulus money to pay tax refunds, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is using $250 million of federal economic stimulus money to speed up the payment of hundreds of thousands of individual income tax refunds that otherwise could have been delayed until summer.Gov. Jay Nixon's administration said Thursday that the move was...

AHFC Loans, Grants, and Tax Credits Make Project Feasible

May 21, 2009 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us/ () —Fifty-nine new units of affordable senior housing are moving forward in Anchorage, secured with long-term financing through Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. The AHFC board Tuesday approved loans totaling $1.5 million for the project known as Eklunta Estates...

PPG Industries CFO to retire, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — PPG Industries Inc. on Thursday said its chief financial officer, William Hernandez, will retire, transitioning his responsibilities by the end of 2009.Hernandez, who joined the company in 1990, is also the company's senior vice president, finance, and a member of the company's...

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