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Governor, Wyden and DeFazio discuss transit plan, OR

May 26, 2009 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Ted Kulongoski, Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter DeFazio are in Springfield to look at plans to expand the EmX green line transit service.The project received $2.9 million in stimulus money, in addition to $5.4 million from the state's ConnectOregon program and other...

UAW trust to get up to 20 percent of GM shares

May 26, 2009 9:29 am | 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...

Multi-Year Agreement Looks to iBN as Preferred Internet Streaming Partner

May 26, 2009 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.imgworld.com () —IMG Sports Media, the sports production and distribution division of IMG Worldwide, announced a preferred provider agreement with iBN Sports, a premier Internet sports network. The comprehensive three-year agreement gives iBN access to IMG's vast library of multimedia...

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Analyst upgrades Apple on iPhone growth potential, APFN

May 26, 2009 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of Apple Inc. soared on Tuesday after an analyst upgraded the stock on her belief that the iPhone's growth potential has been underestimated."We believe Apple is emerging as the clear leader in the battle over the mobile Internet," said Morgan Stanley analyst Kathryn...

German court lifts ban on cannibal movie, EU

May 26, 2009 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Tuesday overturned a ban on a movie inspired by the case of a confessed cannibal, ruling that the artistic freedom of the filmmakers trumped the cannibal's personal rights.Screenings of the movie "Rohtenburg" were banned in March 2006 — just before it was due...

HL:The Canadian Press Business News Budget for Tuesday, May 26, 2009@

May 26, 2009 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BUSINESS EDITORS:@ Here are Canadian Press Business budget lines as of 10 p.m. ET. Plans may change as circumstances warrant.To contact CP Business by email, send messages to business(at)thecanadianpress.com.In addition to the following, stories slugged BC-Economy, BC-Federal-Deficit and BC-Debt...

News Sources on Supreme Court and Sonia Sotomayor From Both a Hispanic and Historical Perspective

May 26, 2009 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: National, Legal affairs editorsBALTIMORE, May 26 (AScribe Newswire) -- Reporters who are looking for expert perspectives on Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee to replace Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court, should consider Johns Hopkins University Adam Segal, director...

WVa House fixes, re-passes its 11 vetoed bills, WV

May 26, 2009 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The House is giving a number of vetoed bills a shot at a second chance.Delegates voted Tuesday to fix all 11 of its regular session measures that Gov. Joe Manchin vetoed.The governor blamed technical errors for each. The Senate must also re-pass these bills, and is expected...

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Society for Information Display Rolls out Stellar Line-up of Key Highlights and Must-Sees at Display Week 2009 Business Editors/Tradeshow Writers

May 26, 2009 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMPBELL, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- The Society for Information Display (SID) announced today some of the latest highlights and must-see events transpiring at Display Week 2009, in San Antonio, Texas. As the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic...

Heritage Oil Limited: Notice of Annual General Meeting

May 26, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heritage Oil Limited (LSE: HOIL)("Heritage" or the "Company"), an independent upstream exploration and production company, announces that its Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 June 2009, at 3.00pm at 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey.The Annual Report and Accounts 2008 and...

St. Louis Co. man accused of child kidnap, rape, MO

May 26, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man is accused of kidnapping and raping an 8-year-old child.Authorities announced the charges Tuesday against 34-year-old William McLaughlin. He is jailed on $1 million cash-only bond.There was no phone listing for McLaughlin, and it was not immediately clear...

Mo. housing commission OKs new home aid program, MO

May 26, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state housing board is offering aid to people who buy foreclosed homes in distressed neighborhoods.Missouri Housing Development Commission Executive Director Pete Ramsel says the new program will be financed with $4.2 million of federal funds. It will provide home...

Candidates to head nuclear agency make their case, 2nd Ld-Writethru, UN

May 26, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VIENNA (AP) — Five candidates bidding for the leadership of the International Atomic Energy Agency laid out their visions of what the U.N. organization's role should be Tuesday at a meeting overshadowed by the North Korea's announcement that it had exploded its second nuclear bomb.North Korea's...

Moody's cuts rating on Citigroup subsidiary, US

May 26, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday cut its bank financial strength rating on Citibank (South Dakota) N.A., a credit card and lending subsidiary of Citigroup Inc.Moody's cut the bank financial strength rating to "D'' from "C-." The subsidiary's long-term debt...

Rhode Island mansion on market for $7.2 million, US

May 26, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Looking for a major housing upgrade? How about the largest privately owned home in posh Newport?The Belcourt Castle, a 60-room mansion, might be for you — if you have $7.2 million.The Providence Journal reports that the sole surviving member of the family that has owned the...

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