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Corp. Announces Three Additions to Kids Meal Menu That Meet Its Stringent Nutrition Criteria Business Editors/Food/Beverage Editors

May 27, 2009 3:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Burger King Corp.(NYSE:BKC) announced today that it is enhancing its BK(R) Kids Meal menu with offerings that meet its stringent nutrition criteria for advertised Kids Meals, as part of the company's commitment to its BKPositive Steps(SM) program. With three...

India with License to Inox Wind Limited Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 27, 2009 3:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DEVENS, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a leading energy technologies company, announced today that its wholly owned AMSC Windtec subsidiary has licensed its proprietary 2 megawatt (MW) doubly-fed induction wind turbine design to Inox...

Pound back above $1.60 for first time in 6 months, EU

May 27, 2009 3:31 am | by PAN PYLAS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The pound rose through the $1.60 level Wednesday for the first time since November as increased appetite for riskier assets kept the dollar under pressure, despite ongoing worries about Britain's massive borrowing.By late-morning London time, the pound was up 0.3 percent at $1.6016,...


2ND LD: Norinchukin Bank incurs record net loss of 572 bil. yen in FY 2008+

May 27, 2009 3:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING 5TH GRAF AND 10TH TO LAST GRAFS)Norinchukin Bank said Wednesday it fell into the red in fiscal 2008 with a record group net loss of 572.10 billion yen due to hefty losses from securities investments amid the global financial crisis.It was the first red ink in 13...

Brandywine Realty Trust to sell 30 million shares, APFN

May 27, 2009 3:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — Brandywine Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust focused on managing office space, said Wednesday it has begun a public offering to sell 30 million shares of common stock.Based on Tuesday's closing price of $6.91, Brandywine Realty would raise $207.3 million from the stock...

Malaysia forecasts deeper recession, AS

May 27, 2009 3:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister says a recession this year will be worse than expected with the economy expected to shrink between 4 and 5 percent.The government had previously forecast Malaysia's economy to contract 1 percent.Prime Minister Najib Razak says the government had...

IBM putting up to $3 billion toward IT financing, APFN

May 27, 2009 3:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — IBM Corp. said Wednesday that its lending and leasing business unit will make up to $3 billion available for the financing of information technology projects in Europe and Asia.The move follows a similar action by IBM Global Financing late last month, when the division announced...

NH GT Solar's chief financial officer resigns, NH

May 27, 2009 3:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — GT Solar International Inc., a Merrimack, N.H., company that makes equipment and technology for the solar power industry, said that its chief financial officer, Robert Woodbury, has resigned for personal reasons.Woodbury's resignation was effective Tuesday. He has served as...


AutoZone 3Q profit climbs on brisk parts sales, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 3:26 am | by DAN STRUMPF - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Automotive parts retailer AutoZone Inc. on Wednesday said its fiscal third-quarter profit climbed 9.5 percent, helped by an increase in replacement-part sales as consumers held onto their cars longer.AutoZone and other parts retailers have benefited from the slowdown in the economy...

Staples profit falls 33 percent in 1st quarter

May 27, 2009 3:25 am | by ASHLEY M. HEHER - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Recession-weary customers are still putting off big-ticket purchases from office-supply chain Staples Inc., but the retailer said it's beginning to see smaller declines in foot traffic and sales to small businesses.The chain's tepid first-quarter results, released Wednesday, show the...

FTSE-100 index up 4.51 points at 4,416.23, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 27, 2009 3:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Share prices on the London Stock Exchange closed higher Wednesday.The FTSE-100 share index closed up 4.51 points at 4,416.23.

Malaysia jails Singapore's most wanted militant for 2 years+

May 27, 2009 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (Kyodo) — Malaysia on Wednesday jailed an Islamic militant wanted for plotting terrorism acts in Singapore for two years under a security law.Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said Mas Selamat, who was captured in Malaysia on April 1, more than a year after he fled from a high...

Zale names Matthew Appel as CFO, executive VP, APFN

May 27, 2009 3:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Jewelry retailer Zale Corp. said Wednesday that it named Matthew Appel as chief financial officer and executive vice president.Appel, 53, takes over from interim CFO Cindy Gordon, who took on the role when Rodney Carter resigned in January. Gordon also maintained her controller duties...

Iraqi Kurdish oil exports to start Sunday, ML

May 27, 2009 3:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's central government says exports of crude oil from two fields in the country's northern autonomous Kurdish region will begin Sunday.The development marks a bid to resolve a standoff between Kurdish and government authorities in Baghdad over how to manage Iraq's oil resources.A...

FDA extends review on J & J psoriasis drug candidate, APFN

May 27, 2009 3:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said late Tuesday that regulators have extended a review period on a drug candidate intended to treat psoriasis.The Food and Drug Administration will take up to three more months to review the application for Stelara, although it did not ask for any new clinical...


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