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May 21, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- ZAGG Inc. (OTCBB: ZAGG), a leading producer of mobile electronics accessories including the popular invisibleSHIELD(TM) and award-winning ZAGGaudio(TM) brands, announces a trend of current and potential growth through their international...

Airport board cancels cab contract, LA

May 21, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Faced with allegations of bid-rigging in the awarding of a taxicab contract, the board that operates Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport said it is canceling the contract with a Virginia company.The announcement Thursday came after two lawsuits were filed by...

Sector Snap: Coal companies slide, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of coal companies fell with the broader market Thursday as an analyst downgraded several players, saying they will be hurt by lower demand, competition from natural gas, swollen stockpiles and underutilized steel mills.Dahlman Rose analyst Daniel Scott downgraded Alpha...

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Southwest sells and leases back more planes, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co., trying to pad its cash balance amid a downturn in travel, said Thursday it sold three planes for $104 million and leased them back.It was the second such transaction in just over a month at Dallas-based Southwest, bringing to six the number of planes it has...

Obama to unveil new trade framework soon: official+

May 21, 2009 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Kyodo) — President Barack Obama will release a new trade framework in the near future, a senior U.S. trade official said Thursday."The president believes that the United States needs a new framework for trade," said Everett Eissenstat, assistant U.S. trade representatives for...

NJ Assembly Republicans pledge budget opposition, NJ

May 21, 2009 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Assembly Republicans say they will unanimously oppose the state budget unless Democratic Gov. Jon S. Corzine adjusts the spending plan.The Republicans, led by Assemblyman Alex DeCroce of Morris Plains, want to see restoration of property tax rebates to homeowners and...

Radius Assigns Nueva California Property to Focus Ventures

May 21, 2009 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Simon Ridgway, President of Radius Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RDU)(OTCBB: RDUFF), is pleased to announce that Focus Ventures Ltd. ("Focus") has completed its due diligence on the Nueva California Property located in north-central Peru, and is proceeding with its agreement to acquire Radius's option...

S & P cuts General Maritime rating; outlook negative, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Thursday lowered the long-term corporate rating of oil tanker company General Maritime Corp. to BB- From BB and said its outlook is negative.S&P said the expiration of "significant portions of fixed-rate time-charter agreements compounds...

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Unitil prices offering at $20, to sell 2.4M shares, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMPTON, N.J. (AP) — Electricity and natural gas distributor Unitil Corp. on Thursday priced its stock offering at $20 per share.That's an 8-cent discount on the company's closing price Wednesday of $20.08.The utility holding company said it will sell 2.4 million shares, so the company is aiming to...

Galahad Metals Inc.: Shares for SIDEX Interest

May 21, 2009 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Galahad Metals Inc. ("Galahad" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE: GAX) announced today that, subject to TSX-V approval, the company has entered into an agreement with SIDEX s.e.c. to pay interest, due on a convertible debenture agreement between SIDEX s.e.c and Phoenix, in shares in lieu of cash. The...

4-story tower planned for Oklahoma River course, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:28 am | by MURRAY EVANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The economic slowdown isn't stopping development along the Oklahoma River rowing course.Chesapeake Energy Corp. Chief Executive Aubrey McClendon formally announced plans Thursday for the construction of a four-story tower along the river, which in recent years has become a...

HL:Canadian earnings declared Thursday@

May 21, 2009 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Canadian earnings declared Thursday as of 3 p.m. ET:< Bevo Agro Inc. (TSXV:BVO): Three months ended March 31, 2009, $296,471, $0.01 a share; 2008, $127,161, $0.01 a share. Revenue: 2009, $2,995,734; 2008, $4,248,450. < Canadian Equipment Rental Fund Limited Partnership (TSXV:CFL.UN):...

5TH LD: Japan's tally of new-flu infections reaches 293+

May 21, 2009 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO 4TH GRAF)The tally of new-influenza infections in Japan continues to rise, reaching 293 early Friday with Kyoto becoming the sixth Japanese prefecture with a patient, while Tokyo reported its second infection case.In Kyoto Prefecture, a 10-year-old boy in...

VMS Ventures Inc.: Tower Zone Exploration Plans

May 21, 2009 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VMS Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VMS) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will complete the DEEPEM ground geophysical survey, begun earlier in the year, to extend it over the Tower Zone anomaly, near Snow Lake, Manitoba.Line cutting is anticipated to commence by month end and will be...

Shareholders grill Whitney executives, LA

May 21, 2009 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Executives of Whitney Holding Corp. had their feet to the fire Wednesday as investors turned the company's annual shareholder meeting into a forum for airing complaints about the banking company's financial performance.Chairman and CEO John Hope III and other executives didn't...

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