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HL:75 years after Dionne quints' birth, modern multiples still making headlines@

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by Lauren La Rose@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — They were hailed as medical miracles just by virtue of their survival as the world's first-known living quintuplets, but the triumph of the Dionne sisters' births would ultimately be overshadowed by tragedy.Removed from their family home, they were made wards of the state and would spend...

Accenture plans to switch incorporation to Ireland, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Business consultant and outsourcing company Accenture Ltd. said Tuesday its board approved a plan to change its place of incorporation to Ireland from Bermuda.Accenture's shareholders will be asked to vote in favor of the proposal within the next three to four months.Ireland, a...

Insurer Cigna spent $450K lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Managed care company Cigna Corp. spent $450,000 lobbying on health insurance and Medicare-related issues during the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure report.The Philadelphia-based insurer lobbied on health insurance assistance for the unemployed, the Children's...

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U.S. hails Seoul's participation in U.S.-led security program+

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Kyodo) — The United States on Tuesday welcomed South Korea's full participation in a U.S.-led global initiative to combat weapons proliferation following North Korea's second underground nuclear test.South Korea decided to join the Proliferation Security Initiative despite North...

Highwoods Properties offers 5.8 million shares, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Highwoods Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns property in the southeastern U.S., said Tuesday that it is offering 5.8 million common shares to the public.Highwoods said it plans to use net proceeds from the offering to repay debt and for general corporate...

SEMPO and SEMPO Sponsor, Incisivemedia, to Host Free Webinar On 'Buyer's Guide: Choosing the Right Attribution Management Technology'

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

ADVISORY, May 26, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —WHAT: By now, most marketers agree that giving conversion credit to the last ad clicked is an inherently flawed attribution method. But what are the alternatives? And how is a marketer to decide which attribution management technology to use when each...

100-plus BNSF employees furloughed in W. Nebraska, NE

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — More than 100 employees of the BNSF mechanical department in the western Nebraska city of Alliance have been furloughed because of a decrease in rail traffic.BNSF spokesman Steve Forsberg says workers were told of the furloughs Tuesday. He says employees will be called back to...

Feds subpoena Mary Easley records from NC auditor, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by MIKE BAKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal investigators have subpoenaed the Office of the State Auditor to gather records on former first lady Mary Easley and her work at North Carolina State University, according to documents released Tuesday.The subpoena shows that federal investigators want documents...

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Power Medical Interventions(r) Receives 510(k) Clearance to Market iDrive Intelligent Power Unit(tm) With iConsole(tm)

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

LANGHORNE, Pa., May 27, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Power Medical Interventions(r), Inc. (OTCBB:PMII), a leader in developing and commercializing Intelligent Surgical Instruments(tm), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its 510(k) application for marketing its...

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UAW trust to get up to 20 percent of GM shares, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — A cost-cutting deal between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. will give a union-run health care trust fund a smaller stake in the automaker than previously expected, but it also could be the catalyst that allows the company to restructure outside of bankruptcy...

HL:Government sitting on 10-year plan for health care, Opposition charges@

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by Maria Babbage@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Ontario government is sitting on a 10-year strategic plan for health care that it promised to make public two years ago, Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer charged Tuesday.The plan, which the government promised to release in 2007, is supposed to outline how the province will...

HL:TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared May 26, 2009 @

May 26, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (TSX-CP) — Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 26, 2009.Bank Of Montreal (TSX:BMO): $0.7. Payable Aug 27. Record Aug 07.Bank Of Montreal Cl 'b' Pr Series (TSX:BMO.PR.H): $0.33125. Payable Aug 25. Record Aug...

Insurer Aetna spent $810K lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance provider Aetna Inc. spent $809,793 in the first quarter to lobby on Medicare and broader health care issues, according to a recent disclosure form.The Hartford, Conn.-based managed care company lobbied on government-run negotiations of Medicare drug prices, the...

Gay marriage proponents protest California ruling, 5th Ld-Writethru, MO

May 26, 2009 12:22 pm | by CHERYL WITTENAUER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Those on both sides of the gay marriage debate in Missouri said Tuesday's court decision halfway across the country will have no direct legal effect here.But both sides saw symbolic value in the California Supreme Court's decision upholding a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage...

HL:Stocks mainly weak after big gains; GM likely headed toward bankruptcy protection@

May 26, 2009 12:22 pm | by Malcolm Morrison@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was little changed late Wednesday morning as investors digested Tuesday's strong runup.New York markets were mixed following a solid runup as General Motors Corp. moved close to filing for creditor protection.GM said bondholders had rejected its offer to exchange...

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