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Meeting on 19 May 2009 Adopts All of the Submitted Resolutions Business Editors

May 19, 2009 11:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAINT ETIENNE, France-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Regulatory News:On 19 May 2009, Groupe Casino (Paris:CO) held in Paris its Special Meeting of holders of preferred non-voting shares and its Annual General Meeting of holders of ordinary shares.Both meetings approved the conversion of the...

Swine flu outbreak reveals military plans, gaps, US

May 19, 2009 11:23 pm | by LOLITA C. BALDOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rapid spread of swine flu from Mexico surprised Pentagon officials, who had been focused on a possible Asian-borne pandemic in a response plan that would give the military a last-resort role in helping to impose quarantines and border restrictions.Drafted and overhauled...

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Lawmakers flood House with pet highway projects, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 11:23 pm | by JIM ABRAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are lots of bridges to cross and roads to travel for lawmakers bent on ending the time-honored practice of funneling money to their home states: at least 6,800 of them.It's as if the outcry over pet projects in big spending bills — commonly known as "earmarks" — never...

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Japan stocks edge up despite grim GDP numbers, AS

May 19, 2009 11:23 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japan stocks extended gains Wednesday as investors shrugged off dismal first quarter economic data and instead focused on signs that the worst may be over.The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average rose 54.35 points, or 0.6 percent, to 9,344.64. The broader Topix index climbed 0.7 percent...

Excerpts from recent Illinois editorials, IL

May 19, 2009 11:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State must cure plague of abandoned homes.When a single home is foreclosed, the pain is felt largely within those four walls.But when the number reaches 115,000, as it did in Illinois in 2008, and foreclosures in a single community reach 1,000, as they did in Austin in 2008, we all feel...

Rackspace Launches Rackspace Email 7.0, Business-Class Email Hosting That Costs 90% Less Than Exchange Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 19, 2009 11:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN ANTONIO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Rackspace(R) Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world's leader in hosting, has unveiled Rackspace Email 7.0, a major release of its business-class email hosting service. Rackspace Email 7.0 includes updates to its full-featured webmail app, such as right-click...

Citigroup CEO to speak at national summit, MI

May 19, 2009 11:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — Citigroup Inc. CEO Vikram Pandit will speak at a national conference in Detroit on the future of manufacturing, technology, energy and the environment.Organizers of The National Summit June 15-17 announced Wednesday Pandit is among more than 60 leaders who will speak or participate...

Mich. April unemployment rate likely to be higher, MI

May 19, 2009 11:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's likely the state unemployment numbers for April will mean more bad news for Michigan.The state had the nation's highest jobless rate in March at 12.6 percent. The national unemployment rate rose from 8.5 percent in March to 8.9 percent in April. The new Michigan numbers...

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BW)(OXFORD-ADVANCED-SURFACES)(OXA.LSE) Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc (OAS) desenvolve uma tecnologia exclusiva que previne descoloracao da prata

May 19, 2009 11:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OXFORD, Inglaterra-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20 de Maio de 2009-- A Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc, empresa de materiais avancados, anunciou que desenvolveu o revestimento Onto(R) de 1 nm de espessura ambientalmente correto que age de forma a proteger a prata contra descoloracao.O efeito dos...

Offer Participants Three-Way CCP Interoperability Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 19, 2009 11:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Chi-X(R) Europe Limited, operator of the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF), today announced a further extension of its "user choice" clearing model following the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today by European...

4TH LD: H1N1 flu spreads to Shiga, infection cases total 238 in Japan+

May 19, 2009 10:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTSU, Japan, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING NO. OF INFECTION CASES, ADDING DETAILS, CHANGING DATELINE TO OTSU)Shiga became Japan's third prefecture with an outbreak of the new H1N1 influenza Wednesday in a sign of further spread of the flu in western Japan, bringing along with other new cases the...

London Stock Exchange posts full-year loss, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 10:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The London Stock Exchange on Wednesday reported a full-year loss of 338 million pounds ($553 million) as it absorbed a heavy charge and one-off losses related to its takeover of Borsa Italiana.The loss for the year ending March 31 contrasted with a profit of 168.3 million pounds in...

RHJ International: Niles Bolsters its Capital Structure

May 19, 2009 10:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RHJ International ("RHJI") announced today that its automotive portfolio company, Niles Co. Ltd. ("Niles"), reinforced its capital structure through a total capital injection of JPY 6 billion of which JPY 3.5 billion was provided by RHJI, reducing its ownership in Niles to 77.3% of total...

Indonesian military plane crashes in Java, killing at least 84+

May 19, 2009 10:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JAKARTA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH CONFLICTING FIGURES, MILITARY SPOKESMAN'S QUOTES, VICE PRESIDENT'S COMMENT, ADDING BACKGROUND)An Indonesian military plan carrying more than 100 people crashed Wednesday in East Java Province, killing at least 84 people, military officials said.The...

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Deliveries In April 2009 Business Editors

May 19, 2009 10:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Regulatory News:The total deliveries from the Volvo Group's truck operations in April amounted to 9,196 vehicles. This was a decrease of 63%, compared with the year-earlier period.Please see the attached file for the full...

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