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Porter Bancorp, Inc. Holds Annual Meeting Business Editors

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB), parent company of PBI Bank, announced today that shareholders elected six directors and approved a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of the company's executives at its annual meeting of...

OPEL International-Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OPEL International Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OPL) ("OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global developer and supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") and other solar products, including ground-based and rooftop tracker systems, announces that Directors approved today the proxy materials to be...

Ill. House votes to fire political appointees, IL

May 21, 2009 12:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House is trying to get rid of political cronies who were given state jobs by two disgraced former governors.The House approved legislation Thursday that targets about 750 people hired by Republican George Ryan and Democrat Rod Blagojevich.The legislation says...

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House panel advances global warming bill, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 12:01 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A far-reaching bill that would impose the first nationwide limits on greenhouse gases has been approved by a House committee despite strong Republican opposition.Democrats on a 33-25 vote Thursday pushed the legislation through the Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill calls for...

Fitch affirms 'BBB' rating on Time Warner Cable, APFN

May 21, 2009 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

fasst365%meta(ap_subject:Business;%)CHICAGO (AP) — Fitch Ratings said Thursday it has affirmed the BBB issuer default rating for cable company Time Warner Cable Inc. with a stable outlook.About $23.5 billion of debt outstanding as of March 31 is affected, according to the ratings agency.Media...

Jail inmate dies of injuries after fight, KY

May 21, 2009 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) — State police say an inmate at a jail in northeastern Kentucky has been charged with reckless homicide for a fight that fatally injured another inmate.A grand jury in Carter County indicted 27-year-old Charles Finley on a charge of reckless homicide for the April 21 fight. State...

Court says Cabela's did not infringe on trademark, 1st Ld-Writethru, SD

May 21, 2009 11:56 am | by CHET BROKAW - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Outdoor equipment retailer Cabela's did not infringe on a South Dakota company's trademark when it sold clothing called the Dakota vest and Dakota jacket, the South Dakota Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The high court unanimously upheld the ruling of a circuit judge who found last...

Truck driver dies at eastern Kentucky coal mine, 1st Ld-Writethru, KY

May 21, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JENKINS, Ky. (AP) — A coal miner has died after the rock truck he was driving ran over an embankment at an eastern Kentucky coal mine and overturned.U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere said the accident that killed 32-year-old Jeremy L. Steward of Jenkins happened...

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Mich. House signs off on more stimulus spending, MI

May 21, 2009 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House has approved a bill that would allow the state to spend money from the federal stimulus act related to energy efficiency, food assistance, unemployment benefits and other programs.Most of the $194 million included in the bill approved Thursday by an 81-to-27...

Lorillard's board approves $250 million buyback, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. said Thursday its board approved a buyback of up to $250 million of outstanding common stock.Purchases will be funded from existing cash balances.The board also authorized management to proceed with a previously announced intent to boost its capital...

Massey Energy funding W.Va. college scholarships, APFN

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Massey Energy is donating $500,000 for scholarships in mining and civil engineering at West Virginia University and WVU Institute of Technology.Chief Executive Don Blankenship hopes the money will attract the best and brightest engineering students from across Central...

Support Underscores Agency's Commitment to Social Media

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.lsfnetwork.com () —LSF Interactive, the leading global online performance marketing and advertising agency, announced today that it is a media sponsor of 140: The Twitter Conference.The 140 conference is the world's first event dedicated to both the business users of Twitter and the...

Cox challenges Blue Cross of Mich. rate proposals, MI

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attorney General Mike Cox is challenging rate increases proposed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for health insurance plans covering about 400,000 people who buy their own policies.Cox said Thursday he has filed petitions for hearings with state regulators related to...

CEO cites Williams' upside at annual meeting, OK

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The leader of Williams Cos. Inc. says the long-term future remains bright for one of Oklahoma's largest energy companies — despite the economic slowdown.Williams Chairman, President and CEO Steve Malcolm discussed the reasons for his confidence on Thursday during the company's...

HL:Cardero says price to be paid by Chinese firm for iron ore deposit cut in half@

May 21, 2009 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Cardero Resource Corp. (TSX:CDU) said Thursday that the price it will be paid for its Pampa de Pongo iron ore property in Peru has been cut in half to US$100 million.The reduction came after the Chinese firm buying the property told the Vancouver-based company it would not proceed with...

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