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Parents turn to cell phones as high-tech rattles

May 20, 2009 10:06 am | by ROSE HANSON - For The Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Annamarie Saarinen needed to soothe her ailing daughter, she used a rattle — downloaded to her iPhone.Jeff Hilimire uses a white noise application on his phone to make shushing noises for his infant daughter. And Tracie Stier-Johnson lets her young daughters answer trivia...

UMDNJ president looks to continue turnaround, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 20, 2009 10:06 am | by VICTOR EPSTEIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — William Owen finally got his party.Owen's hiring as president of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey was formally commemorated Wednesday — nearly two years after he took over leadership of the sprawling institution. It marks an important milestone for UMDNJ,...

Fed sees hopeful signs but downgrades '09 forecast

May 20, 2009 10:06 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve expects the economy to improve in coming months, even as policymakers downgraded their outlook for all of 2009 and said the unemployment rate could approach 10 percent.Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues continue to believe that business sales and...

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Wyoming Travel: Best of Jackson Hole Summer Business Editors/Feature Editors/Travel Editors

May 20, 2009 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Wyo.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- A favorite gateway to Yellowstone and just miles from Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyo., makes a great destination in its own right -especially if you know the ropes. The following list provides an "insider" look at some of Jackson Hole's best...

COUNTDOWN for May 19, 2009, MSNBC - Part 2

May 20, 2009 10:06 am | by Howard FinemanAssociated Press | News | Comments

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JA Solar shares soar after upgraded to 'Buy', APFN

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of JA Solar jumped Wednesday afternoon after an analyst upgraded the company on stabilizing prices and expectations for higher shipments.Shares of the China-based solar parts maker climbed 74 cents, or 23.2 percent, to $3.93 in afternoon trading.On Tuesday, JA Solar posted a...

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW for May 19, 2009, MSNBC - Part 2

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by Rachel MaddowAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Road into popular Lake Mich. park to reopen Friday, MI

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Visitors to Warren Dunes State Park no longer will have to traipse a mile to get to the beach now that a bridge and road into the park's day use area are nearly done.The day use area was closed last September after a 10-inch rainstorm washed out the entrance road and collapsed...

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THE ED SHOW for May 19, 2009, MSNBC - Part 2

May 20, 2009 10:05 am | by Ed SchultzAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Mother and Two Children Killed in Own Home; Family of Murder Victim

May 20, 2009 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Small town leaders press Conn. lawmakers on funds, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Leaders of dozens of small Connecticut towns are descending on the state Capitol to press lawmakers for more funding.The elected and appointed local officials — whose communities are members of the Connecticut Council of Small Towns — say they worry about potential cuts in...

Iowa governor, courts to decide franchise fee fate, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by MICHAEL J. CRUMB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A court ruling and decision by Iowa Gov. Chet Culver could make the difference in a debate over millions of dollars in utility franchise fees.At issue is a battle over fees charged by the city of Des Moines for natural gas and electrical customers, but the matter could soon...

Pringles are chips, UK taxman decides, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Pringles' tax status has been crunched by a trio of British judges.The Court of Appeal judges decided Wednesday that the snack is a potato chip — and that means it's liable for Britain's Value Added Tax.In Britain, most food isn't subject to the 15 percent national tax, but potato...

Illinois State Fair announces Grandstand lineup, IL

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three former "American Idol" competitors are among the acts heading to Springfield this summer to perform on the Grandstand at the Illinois State Fair.The first American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, is slated to perform Saturday, Aug. 15. Her hits include "Miss Independent"...

Downgrades 19 Classes CGCMT 2007-FL3; Revises Outlooks Business Editors

May 20, 2009 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Fitch Ratings downgrades the following classes of Citigroup Commercial Mortgage Trust (CGCMT), series 2007-FL3, commercial mortgage pass-through certificates and revises Rating Outlooks as follows:--$24,903,000 class B to 'AA-' from 'AA+'; to Outlook...

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