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Felipe Calderon Launches $91 Million Campaign to Promote Tourism

May 27, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched the 'Vive Mexico' (Live Mexico) campaign on Monday, to promote tourism and counteract the effects of the recent health emergency.Together with Margarita Zavala, the first lady, and speaking before top businessmen, athletes, academics, singers, actors and...

Production starts at $1B silicon-making plant, MI

May 27, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THOMAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Production has started at Hemlock Semiconductor Corp.'s $1 billion expanded silicon production facility near Saginaw.It's in Saginaw County's Thomas Township and aims to raise output of polycrystalline silicon by 8,600 metric tons per year.The Saginaw News says the...

INDEX:Business, Mining, Utilities@

May 27, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SASKATOON — Mining giant Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO) has confirmed it is discussing a major supply agreement with China.CEO Jerry Grandey says there is ongoing dialogue with the potentially large uranium customer, but he could not reveal details.Grandey told the company's annual meeting of shareholders...

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EcoloCap to Make Important Acquisition

May 27, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EcoloCap Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOS) ("EcoloCap") today announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to buy 100% of the shares of Micro Bubble Technology Inc. "MBT" of Barrington, IL. Both companies have started the due diligence process and target for the transaction to close...

Denials aside, recovery hard for Burris' image, 6th Ld, US

May 27, 2009 2:27 pm | by DAVID MERCER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Sen. Roland Burris says he didn't tell an Illinois House impeachment committee that he discussed fundraising for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich because, like any good lawyer, he didn't want to volunteer information he wasn't asked about.Burris told The Associated Press on...

DSW posts lower 1Q profit, shares tumble, APFN

May 27, 2009 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shoe retailer DSW Inc. posted a decline in its first-quarter profit Wednesday as same-store sales dropped amid the economic turmoil.The company's shares tumbled in after-hours trading after it gave a disappointing outlook for the full year.For the three months ended May 2, the...

Streisand writing about house, pondering memoir, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 2:26 pm | by HILLEL ITALIE - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand has finished building her dream house and started to think about her life.The singer, director and actress has reached an agreement with Viking for "A Passion for Design," an illustrated book scheduled for fall 2010 that includes photos of the Malibu, Calif.,...

Representing 4Front Engineered Solutions in Tennessee Business Editors

May 27, 2009 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARROLLTON, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- 4Front Engineered Solutions is pleased to announce Industrial Equipment & Specialties (IES) as the sole and exclusive distributor in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi and eastern Arkansas for KELLEY(R) and SERCO(R) loading dock equipment,...

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Former Kentucky coach files $6M lawsuit, 1st Ld-Writethru, AP

May 27, 2009 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie has filed a lawsuit against the school's athletics association, seeking $6 million over his firing last spring.Houston television station KRIV Gillispie filed the lawsuit in federal court in Dallas on Wednesday. He previously coached at...

APNewsBreak: NJ Trump Marina sale not imminent

May 27, 2009 2:26 pm | by WAYNE PARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that owns the Trump Marina Hotel Casino said Wednesday that its planned sale to a New York developer and former protege of Donald Trump will not happen soon.Trump Entertainment Resorts said Thursday's deadline to sell the struggling Atlantic City casino-hotel...

Merrill police: Woman died of heroin overdose, WI

May 27, 2009 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) — Police in northern Wisconsin say a 29-year-old woman died of a heroin overdose at a domestic abuse shelter in Merrill on May 2.Merrill Police Chief Ned Seubert said Wednesday that Nicole Hedges of Tomahawk had a history of substance abuse. He says she was at Haven Inc. after...

CoStar Group Announces the Winners of the CoStar Power Broker Awards Recognizing the Top Dealmakers in Commercial Real Estate

May 27, 2009 2:26 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

BETHESDA, Md., May 27, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CoStar Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CSGP), the number one provider of information/marketing services to the commercial real estate industry, and media partner Real Estate Forum magazine, the industry's leading news publication, are pleased to announce the...

HL:Proxy advisory firm recommends shareholders support Forzani management nominees@

May 27, 2009 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — The Forzani Group Ltd. (TSX:FGL), which is facing a challenge from a group of dissident shareholders, said Wednesday that proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co. has recommended its institutional clients support all eight of management's board nominees."We see no reason to believe that the...

LEAD: N.Y. stocks tumble on rising long-term rates+

May 27, 2009 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: RECASTING WITH END OF TRADING)New York stocks plunged Wednesday on rising long-term interest rates.The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average, which gained 196.17 points Tuesday, shed 173.47 points to end at 8,300.02.The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index, a 58.42...

Groups seek to defend Colo. oil, gas regs in court, APFN

May 27, 2009 2:20 pm | by JUDITH KOHLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Several conservation groups are asking to intervene on the state's behalf in a lawsuit challenging Colorado's new oil and gas regulations.Seven groups filed a motion Wednesday in Denver District Court saying overturning the new rules would endanger the state's air and water quality,...

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