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ND regulators propose fine for mine soil erosion, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ND

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have proposed a $2,750 fine for soil erosion that happened near a coal hauling road at the Beulah Mine late last month.A spokeswoman for the mine's owner, Dakota Westmoreland Corp., said Wednesday the company did not plan to contest the penalty. The...

Highway groups: Put money into SC roads, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press Writethru - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Spending money on deteriorating roads and bridges is essential to improving South Carolina's economy and putting people back to work, advocates said Wednesday in releasing a report on the condition of the state's highways.Nearly half of South Carolina's major urban roads are...

7 arrested in NYC prostitution ring on Craigslist, US

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by MARCUS FRANKLIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven New York residents have been indicted on charges of running a prostitution ring on Craigslist.The office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says five people were arrested Wednesday on charges of corruption, conspiracy and money laundering. Authorities are searching for two other...

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HL:Western Canadian Coal to grow with merger with Cambrian Mining@

May 20, 2009 8:19 am | by Brenda Bouw@Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Western Canadian Coal Corp. (TSX:WTN) confirmed Wednesday it's buying U.K.-based Cambrian Mining PLC (LSE:CBM), its largest shareholder, to create a more diversified coal miner with operations in three coal-producing regions.Vancouver-based Western Coal said the deal also advances its...

To Teeter Or Totter

May 20, 2009 8:17 am | by Jeff Reinke | Pdd | Articles | Comments

That’s kind of where the stock market seems to be right now. The PD&D index is up about 1.5 points from last week, improving from 1449.48 to 1451.03. During the same time span, the Dow is up to 8474.85 from 8418.77

Montgomery County gets another bioscience company, DC

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Another company is joining Montgomery County's bioscience community, bringing 50 jobs with it.RNL Biostar, a subsidiary of a Korean biotechnology company, will establish a stem cell research and development facility in the county's Germantown Innovation Center.Gov. Martin...

Craigslist CEO sues over SC's prosecution threat, 1st Ld-Writethru, SC

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by MEG KINNARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief executive of Craigslist filed a federal lawsuit this week against South Carolina's attorney general, claiming the prosecutor's threat to file prostitution charges against the company violates its executives' constitutional rights.The complaint filed in federal court...

Audit: millions spent on failed job projects, 1st Ld-Writethru, IA

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State auditors say a taxpayer-funded program that pays job training costs for new companies has put millions of dollars into projects that failed.State auditors released a report on Tuesday on the Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Program, which is run by the state's...

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Contact Center Relationship with Sitel Business Editors

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009--Sitel, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced it has renewed its partnership with one of the U.S.'s largest commercial banks to provide contact center services. The multi-million dollar contract is the result...

HL:Grand Power Logistics returns to profitability in Q1 as revenue rises 10 per cent@

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Freight services operator Grand Power Logistics Group Inc. (TSXV:GPW) announced Wednesday it will continue to consolidate operations, minimize corporate financing and cut staff until financial markets improved."In view of the recent global financial crisis, the corporation plans to...

HL:Canwest secures $175M financing, aims for final recapitalization deal by July 15 @

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Canwest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS) has arranged $175 million to resuffle its senior credit, and said Wednesday it aims to have a definitive agreement with noteholders by July 15.

Annual ND taxable sales jump 21 percent, 1st Ld-Writethru, ND

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Despite a national recession, North Dakotans are still spending money, the state Tax Department says — and one of the key indicators is how many restaurant meals and motel rooms they're buying.The agency reported Wednesday that North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases jumped...

Statement on Prevailing Wage Law from Teamsters "General" Local Union No. 200 Business Editors/Labor/Career Writers

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009--Statement on Prevailing Wage Law from Teamsters "General" Local Union No. 200"We are proud to stand alongside working men and women from all over Wisconsin to show our support for maintaining and even strengthening prevailing wage law. In a time when so...

HL:Quest PharmaTech year-end loss narrows to $204K from a loss of $1.3M@

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EDMONTON — Drug company Quest PharmaTech Inc. (TSXV:QPT) said Wednesday it reduced its year-end loss to $204,047 compared with a prior-year loss of $1.3 million.The loss for the year ended Jan. 31 amounted to nil a share while last year's loss equalled two cents a share.Quest's research and...

7 in NY charged in Craigslist prostitution ring, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by MARCUS FRANKLIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven New Yorkers were indicted on charges of running a 24-hour prostitution ring on Craigslist as the Web site's CEO struck back to keep South Carolina's attorney general from pursuing criminal charges against the company.Five of the seven New York residents were arrested Wednesday...

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