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What passed, what didn't in the Minn. Legislature, MN

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature adjourned on Monday, but the budgeting continues. More reductions are on tap as Gov. Tim Pawlenty prepares to balance the budget using emergency authority to fix a deficit. It's called unallotment.Here is a look at the major issues of the session.___

BW)(CA-EASTBOURNE-CAPITAL)(AMLN.NASDAQ) Fourth Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Recommends Change to Board of Directors at Amylin Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical Writers/Business E...

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Eastbourne Capital Management, L.L.C. today announced that independent proxy voting advisory firm Egan Jones Proxy Services has recommended that shareholders of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN) vote on Eastbourne's WHITE proxy card...

Va. cuts 19 rest areas, reduces staff and mowing, APFN

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by BOB LEWIS - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Roadside grass will grow higher, 19 Interstate highway rest stops will close and highway workers will lose jobs as Virginia's road money dries up.Transportation Commissioner David Ekern outlined recommendations for funding cuts that are being presented Wednesday and Thursday to...

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Declares Dividend Business Editors/Health/Fitness Writers

May 20, 2009 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COPPELL, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of proprietary dietary supplements, weight management products and skin care solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on...

Bills, Fed Rules on Credit Cards, US

May 20, 2009 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A look at legislation with sweeping new rules for the credit card industry that Congress sent to the president on Wednesday, as well as pending Federal Reserve regulations.THE CREDIT CARDHOLDERS' BILL OF RIGHTS ACT:Takes effect nine months after enactment, except for requirement of notice before...

Rates DASNY School Revs $342MM Series 2009B & C 'A'; $18MM Series 2009D & E 'A+'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 20, 2009 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York's (DASNY) school district revenue bond financing program revenue bonds series 2009B through E, scheduled to be sold through negotiation the week of June 1,...

Carbon dioxide emissions drop in 2008, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 12:18 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is a positive note to the country's economic woes and last summer's $4-per-gallon gasoline: The nation in 2008 had a record decline in the amount of climate-changing carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.The government reported Wednesday that energy-related carbon...

King County assessor pleads guilty, will resign, 1st Ld-Writethru, WA

May 20, 2009 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Assessor Scott Noble pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular assault for a wrong-way drunken driving crash on Interstate 5, and gave notice that he will resign before being sentenced.In exchange for the plea in King County Superior Court, lawyers from the state attorney...

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Officials report swine flu-related death in Utah, 4th Ld-Writethru, UT

May 20, 2009 12:18 pm | by MIKE STARK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday reported the first death associated with swine flu in Utah.Dr. David Sundwall, executive director of the Utah Department of Health, said a 21-year-old man died Wednesday at a Salt Lake City hospital. He said the man was overweight and had chronic...

HL:Canadian dollar closed at 87.69 cents US, up 1.21 cents@

May 20, 2009 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar closed at 87.69 cents US, up 1.21 cents on Wednesday.The U.S. dollar stood at 114.04 cents Canadian, down 1.59 cents.Pound sterling closed C$1.7966, up 0.64 of a cent and US$1.5754, up 2.72 cents.The euro was worth C$1.5703, down 0.63 of a cent.Quotations provided by...

Congress votes to allow guns in national parks, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 12:18 pm | by MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stinging defeat for gun-control advocates, Congress has voted to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.The House approved the measure, 279-147, on Wednesday, one day after the Senate acted.A total of 105 Democrats in the House joined 174...

Conductor, Inc. Finalist in 2009 American Business Awards

May 20, 2009 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.conductor.com () —Conductor, Inc., a leading provider of search engine optimization technology (http://www.conductor.com/platform) and services, today announced that it has been named a Finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards. Conductor was selected as a finalist for the "Most...

Nebraska law to keep sex offenders off MySpace, APFN

May 20, 2009 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill to prevent registered sex offenders from using social-networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook.The bill will also expand the crime of online enticement to include communications through electronic devices other than computers,...

Corrective: ProLogis Executive companesation story, CORRECTIVE

May 20, 2009 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In an April 7 story about executive compensation at ProLogis, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company's former chief executive, Jeffrey H. Schwartz, was granted stock and option awards valued at about $4.6 million on the day they were granted.Schwartz was...

Integral Systems names Bruce L. Lev to board, APFN

May 20, 2009 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

fasst365%meta(ap_subject:Business;%)COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Satellite systems maker Integral Systems Inc. said Wednesday it has named Bruce L. Lev to its board effective May 8.Lev is a managing Director of Loeb Partners Corp., an investment firm based in New York.Shares of Integral Systems rose 8...

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