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Analysis: Only Obama can nudge Netanyahu, ML

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by STEVEN GUTKIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama will likely need to apply heavy pressure on Israel's new leader to salvage the goal of an independent state for the Palestinians.Benjamin Netanyahu showed no sign of lessening his opposition to Palestinian independence, even when Obama, standing just inches...

Caterpillar(R) Dealers Continue to Endorse TECSYS' Solutions as the De Facto Standard for Their Warehouse Operations

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TECSYS Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced today that Missouri-based Fabick CAT has selected TECSYS' EliteSeries Warehouse Management System (WMS) to streamline their parts distribution operations, become paperless and improve service to its...

BacTech Secures Project Manager for Proposed Bioleach Plant

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BacTech Mining Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE: BM) is pleased to announce that it has engaged the services of Mr. Peter Secker to be Project Manager for the Company's tailings reclamation project near Cobalt, Ontario. Mr. Secker will oversee the feasibility study for the...


HL:Cathay Forest to buy stake in biodiesel producer@

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Cathay Forest Products Corp. (TSXV:CFZ) says it will pay C$2.9 million to acquire 40 per cent of Eco-Energy China Group, a private biodiesel producer based in China's southwestern province of Guizhou.Cathay Forest, which lists its shares in Canada and has its head office in Richmond Hill,...

Onex to take control of Tropicana's Vegas casino, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Onex Corp. has picked up some of Tropicana Entertainment LLC's debt at a discounted rate, which will give the private equity firm control of the company's prized Las Vegas Strip property once it emerges from bankruptcy.Tropicana's reorganization plan, which was approved by a...

UK officials post shock video of 'teen birth', EU

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by NANCY ZUCKERBROD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — A gory video meant to shock teenagers into avoiding pregnancy by showing a girl giving birth on a school field while ogling children taunt her is capturing plenty of attention from Web users.Public health officials in the city of Leicester, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of...

Associated Estates to Present At NAREIT's 2009 Investor Forum

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Associated Estates Realty Corporation (NYSE:AEC) (Nasdaq:AEC) today announced that the Company will participate in REITWeek 2009: NAREIT's Investor Forum scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 through Friday, June 5 at the WaldorfAstoria Hotel in New York City,...

JMT Consulting Group Announces Partnership With ClientTrack

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —JMT Consulting Group, a leading consulting firm serving nonprofits, today announced their new partnership with ClientTrack. With over ten years of service, ClientTrack offers the social service industry's leading case management software platform. This alliance will...


Officials headed to Hill to talk border security, US

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mayor from the U.S.-Mexico border wants federal lawmakers to provide more money for border agents and dogs to help curb cross-border trafficking of drugs, guns and humans.Chad Foster, mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas, says President Barack Obama's budget request for 2010 doesn't have...

Party Supply Retailers See Spike in June

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Early summer is the peak time to plan outdoor celebrations, and that has party suppliers who advertise in the Yellow Pages in a festive mood. In June the Yellow Pages Association sees a spike in references to the "Party Supplies - Renting" heading as consumers look...

Rescue effort for German chain Hertie fails, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — Creditors of insolvent German department store chain Hertie decided Wednesday to shut down its 54 stores after rescue efforts failed.At an assembly of creditors, more than 80 percent backed bankruptcy administrator Biner Baehr's recommendation that Hertie be shut down. The...

HL:Commodities boost TSX; N.Y. loses as Fed outlook gets grimmer@

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by Malcolm Morrison@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market racked up a second consecutive triple-digit advance Wednesday as crude oil prices hit a six-month high. Traders also took in news of benign Canadian inflation.New York indexes surrendered early gains and closed lower after the Federal Reserve downgraded its...

1Q profits of Kuwaiti listed companies drop 94 pct, ML

May 20, 2009 5:56 am | by DIANA ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The combined profits at most of Kuwait's publicly traded companies dropped by more than 90 percent in the first quarter, a report said Wednesday, in an indication of how strongly the global financial crisis has affected this small oil-rich state.The report by the country's Global...

German president faces tight contest for 2nd term, EU

May 20, 2009 5:51 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — German President Horst Koehler is seeking a second five-year term this weekend in an unusually tight contest that carries important symbolic value before national elections in September.Koehler, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and a former...

Columbus McKinnon posts loss on sales drop, charge, APFN

May 20, 2009 5:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Columbus McKinnon Corp., a producer of cranes and hoists, said Wednesday it lost $102.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter as sales fell 16 percent and it absorbed a hefty impairment charge.The results were below Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down $1.06, or 7.6...


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