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HL:Dorel products recession resistant, says company CEO at annual meeting@

May 27, 2009 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Furniture, bicycles, strollers and cribs sold by juvenile products company Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B) have traditionally been resilient to recessions, CEO Martin Schwartz told shareholders at the annual meeting Wednesday.After its best year ever in 2008, Dorel is more than...

Review: Blockbuster films compete on game consoles, US

May 27, 2009 6:50 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The video-game store looks more like a multiplex during the summer months, with just about every blockbuster action movie getting an interactive tie-in. More than half of the films on last week's box-office top 10 list have related games. Next weekend, you'll be able to watch Pixar's "Up" on the...

Mobile Services Made Simple

May 27, 2009 6:45 am | News | Comments

European researchers believe they have achieved what has remained an almost impossible dream in the wireless world: powerful mobile services that work simply, seamlessly and intuitively.  

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Earnings Preview: Tiffany to post 1Q results, APFN

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeweler Tiffany & Co. reports earnings for its first quarter on Friday before the market opens. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Tiffany, like many other luxury companies, has seen sales soften as consumers cut back...

Connecticut Senate votes to regulate hedge funds, APFN

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate has voted to require hedge funds and private equity funds located in the state and doing business here to disclose certain conflicts of interest to customers.Supporters of the bill, which passed on a 24-12, party-line vote, say it's needed because...

Geithner unveils stimulus tax credits in Boston, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by STEVE LeBLANC - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced Wednesday that organizations working in 33 states would receive $1.5 billion in business tax credits fueled with federal stimulus money and aimed at creating and saving jobs in areas hit hard by the economic downturn.The New Markets Tax Credit...

Just in Time to Meet the Needs of Growing Number of Entrepreneurs

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.bizcentralusa.com () —BizCentral USA (http://www.bizcentralusa.com/) , a full-service solutions center for small businesses and entrepreneurs, is launching its Business Opportunity Affiliate Program (http://bizcentralusa.com/affiliate.html) to meet the needs of the current economy. In...

HL:Yangaroo posts 43 per cent jump in revenues, tightens net losses@

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Digital content distributor Yangaroo Inc. (TSXV:YOO) says revenues surged 43 per cent in the first quarter while it tightened losses.The company reported Wednesday that net losses were $610,000 in the period ended March 31, compared to $807,000 a year earlier.Revenues touched a record...

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Yum Brands sets price for cash tender offer, APFN

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yum Brands Inc., which operates the Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains, said Wednesday it has set a price for its offer to buy up to $150 million of the principal amount of its 7.7 percent senior notes due July 1, 2012.The Louisville-based company said it will pay $1,068.10...

New settlement to clean contaminated RI town soil, APFN

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A settlement requiring Southern Union to clean up contaminated soil in a Tiverton, R.I., neighborhood appears back on track.An agreement reported last year by lawyers for town residents appeared in limbo for months after Southern Union said it had never agreed to the...

Recall: 'Jitterbug' cell phones might not call 911, US

May 27, 2009 6:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Samsung is voluntarily recalling thousands of "Jitterbug" cell phones because they may fail to connect to emergency 911 service when out of range, according to federal regulators.The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves about 160,000 Samsung phones.When the...

Standish Announces CHAOS Project Manager Evaluation Product

May 27, 2009 6:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Standish Group announced today a new tool to help organizations improve the success rate of their project management execution. The CHAOS Project Manager Assessment (CPMA) is an appraisal of individual project managers. Using specialized tools, databases, and advisory capabilities, The Standish...

Arcandor workers demand government aid, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 27, 2009 6:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of employees of troubled retailer Arcandor AG demonstrated in front of Germany's Economy Ministry Wednesday in support of the company's bid for hefty government loan guarantees.The ver.di union estimated that some 7,000 people took part in the protest. Economy Minister...

Joint Statement on the Canada-U.S. Border

May 27, 2009 6:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety and the Honourable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security recognize the unique nature of the Canada-United States border and share a determination to tackle common threats that we face, including terrorism and organized crime.We are...

Panel considers effect of enrollment changes, 1st Ld-Writethru, AR

May 27, 2009 6:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislative committee has advanced a measure that calls for a study of isolated school districts with dwindling enrollment and the effect that consolidation with another district would have.The House and Senate Education committees on Tuesday approved the...

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