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Humane Society: Give Ohio farm animals some space, US

May 19, 2009 12:16 pm | by TERRY KINNEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio farm lobby and the Humane Society of the United States are girding for a fight over the confinement of farm animals, following the Humane Society's legislative successes in other states.The Washington-based society saying it is confident voters will side with requiring...

Michigan announces tax breaks for projects, MI

May 19, 2009 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is offering tax credits to auto suppliers that want to diversify into the alternative energy and medical sectors.Another economic development project announced Tuesday by Gov. Jennifer Granholm is Windtronics' plan to locate a wind turbine manufacturing facility in...

Neb. lawmakers advance wind-energy plan, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill designed to remove what Nebraska lawmakers say is an obstacle to developing wind energy is headed to the final round of debate.Lawmakers voted Tuesday to advance the bill from Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha. Lathrop has said the bill would give the state's public-power...


Announces Prepayment of Equipment Loans Business Editors

May 19, 2009 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TEWKSBURY, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Acusphere, Inc. (ACUS.PK) today announced that it has prepaid its equipment loans with Oxford Finance Corporation and Massachusetts Development Finance Agency. These transactions, in combination with the previously disclosed prepayment in full of...

GM Venezuela to halt production on dollar woes, LT

May 19, 2009 12:10 pm | by FABIOLA SANCHEZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — General Motors Corp.'s Venezuela affiliate on Tuesday said it would temporarily suspend production at its two local assembly plants next month because the government has limited access to the dollars it needs to import car parts.A statement from General Motors Venezolana,...

La., Miss. casinos see dropoff in winnings, LA

May 19, 2009 12:10 pm | by ALAN SAYRE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With the recession tightening gamblers' wallets, Louisiana and Mississippi state-licensed casinos registered drops in wagering revenue in April.Mississippi casinos recorded an 11.7 percent fall from $232.8 million in March to $205.4 million in April, the State Tax Commission...

Pivotal Phase 3 Efficacy Trial of Lubiprostone for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation in Japan Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BETHESDA, Md.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP), an international biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its subsidiary, Sucampo Pharma, Ltd., has initiated enrollment and completed the randomization of the first patient into the pivotal phase 3...


BW)(NV-NEVADA-GOLD-HOLDINGS)(NGHI.OTCBB) Webcast Alert: Nevada Gold Holdings Inc. Presentation at Informed Investors Technology On-line Investor Forum on Wednesday May 20, 2009, 10...

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FERNLEY, Nev.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--Nevada Gold Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:NGHI), a mineral exploration company focused on identifying and developing large-scale gold deposits in Nevada, is pleased to announce that the Company will be presenting at the Metals and Mining Conference being held...


More and more books digitally published, US

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A shrinking economy and rising technology have transformed how, and how many, books are being published.With publishers cutting back new releases in response to declining sales, an estimated 275,000 traditional books were released in the United States last year, a drop of about...

Universal Display Extends Sponsored Research Program with Dr. Stephen Forrest and Dr. Mark Thompson Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EWING, N.J.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL), an innovator behind today's and tomorrow's displays and lighting through its Universal PHOLED(TM) phosphorescent OLED technology, announced today that it has signed an agreement extending its sponsored...

TechFaith Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —China Techfaith Wireless Communication Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith" or the "Company") today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2009 ended March 31, 2009.For the first quarter of 2009, TechFaith reported total net...

EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for May 20 as of 3:55 p.m. ET:

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted.Queries about these events and stories in The Canadian Press report should be directed to the departments listed below (all phone numbers 416...

Earnings Preview: Barnes & Noble Inc., APFN

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. reports earnings for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Barnes & Noble is still struggling with weak sales as consumers' tight discretionary...

Senator probes Army surgeon's links to Medtronic

May 19, 2009 12:09 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley is investigating a former Army surgeon who the Army alleges forged signatures and fabricated data in a study touting the benefits of an implant from Medtronic.In a letter to the Walter Reed Medical Center, the Iowa Republican asks Army officials to hand over...

From Design To EL Signage

May 19, 2009 12:06 pm | News | Comments

The new Finishing Center model, employing Rogers’ thermal transfer and screen printing technologies, allows printers to produce thin, flexible, bright and animated backlit signs for a wide range of advertising needs.  


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