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BW)(CA-SOUTHWEST-WATER-CO)(SWWC.NASDAQ) SouthWest Water Company Granted Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Hearing and Stay of Delisting Business Editors

May 27, 2009 3:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- SouthWest Water Company (NASDAQ:SWWC), a leading provider of water, wastewater and public works services, today announced that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel has granted the company a Listing Qualifications Hearing, scheduled for June 11, 2009. The Panel...

BW)(NY-BROADPOINT-CAPITAL)(BPSG.NASDAQ) Broadpoint Expands U.S. Treasury and Government Agency Business Business Editors

May 27, 2009 3:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Broadpoint Capital, Inc., a broker-dealer subsidiary of Broadpoint Securities Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPSG), today announced that Frank Gehring joined Broadpoint as a Managing Director and Global Head of Rates Sales.Mr. Gehring joins Broadpoint with 27 years...

at the 8th Annual Needham Life Sciences Conference Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 27, 2009 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMERICK, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Jeffrey P. Black, chairman and chief executive officer, Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), is scheduled to speak at the 8th Annual Needham Life Sciences Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City, on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 2:00 p.m....

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Finland confirms 3rd swine flu case, EU

May 27, 2009 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish health officials have confirmed the country's third case of swine flu in a 30-year-old man who recently returned to Finland from the United States.Hospital officials in Helsinki say the patient is recovering well at home. His symptoms were confirmed late Tuesday and his...

Man cancels RI 'bikini cruise' business plans, RI

May 27, 2009 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A business man who planned to bring paying customers to a yacht off the coast of Rhode Island where they could enjoy the company of scantily clad women has canceled his plans.Shawn Sullivan said his company, Model Cruises, would begin offering the $200-per-person bikinis...

Q & A: Taylor Swift's 'Fearless' approach to stardom, US

May 27, 2009 3:01 am | by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY - AP Music Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that Taylor Swift has entered the realm of superstardom, life is changing around her.A trip to the mall is now defined by points and stares. She can't go to a restaurant without gawking by fellow diners. And like other celebrities, she finds almost every move monitored by...

Ramsey Co. sheriff turns up missing vehicles, MN

May 27, 2009 3:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Investigators for the Ramsey County sheriff's office say they've tracked down the 14 vehicles that couldn't be found in an audit of the Metro Gang Strike Force.A legislative auditor's report of the task force released last week criticized sloppy bookkeeping. Some paperwork...

Santander rebranding all UK operations, EU

May 27, 2009 2:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Banco Santander S.A. said Wednesday that it plans to bring all of its U.K. operations under the Santander brand by the end of next year.The Spanish bank owns three U.K. businesses: Alliance & Leicester, Abbey and the savings business of Bradford & Bingley. The change will give...

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LEAD: Singapore confirms 1st H1N1 flu infection case+

May 27, 2009 2:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, QUOTES, BACKGROUND)Singapore on Wednesday confirmed its first case of H1N1 flu, detected in a 22-year-old local woman who recently returned home from the United States.The woman was identified by health authorities as a university student who...

OPEC banks on end of recession to drive oil prices

May 27, 2009 2:49 am | by GEORGE JAHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers appear ready to sit back and let a recovering world economy lift crude prices instead of trying to bolster them by cutting back production.A meeting of the 12-nation oil producing cartel in Vienna still has to make a formal decision Thursday on whether to keep...

Federal Reserve officers thwart burglary attempt, CORRECTION, MO

May 27, 2009 2:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man was arrested over the weekend trying to break into the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City — with a screwdriver.Police said 22-year-old Brandon L. Hiser climbed over a 6-foot wrought-iron fence early Sunday morning and then crawled under a second fence to get to a...

Panel suggests state leases extra ETV capacity, SC

May 27, 2009 2:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A committee recommends that the state lease to two wireless companies, South Carolina Educational Television's extra capacity created by the switch to digital broadcasting.The State newspaper reported that the companies would pay the state $143 million over 30 years for the...

Restaurants cut lunch prices to bring in diners

May 27, 2009 2:49 am | by LAUREN SHEPHERD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Whether sit-down or take-out, restaurant chains are finding the key to persuading people to spring for lunch these days is keeping the tab below $10."There is no reason why anyone should spend more than $10 for lunch," said Zach Brooks, a stay-at-home dad and blogger who writes...

Stocks fall as home inventories increase, 6th Ld, US

May 27, 2009 2:43 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is again worrying about the housing market.A real estate group says sales of previously occupied homes rose modestly from March to April as buyers looked to take advantage of lower prices. Sales rose 2.9 percent to an annual rate of 4.68 million last month.But the...

Ahead of the Bell: Existing Home Sales, APFN

May 27, 2009 2:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A real estate trade group's report likely will show sales of previously occupied homes inched up in April after dropping more than expected a month earlier.If economists' forecasts prove accurate, it would be a sign the long-awaited housing recovery remains weak at best. April's...

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