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Glass Lewis Recommends Shareholders Vote "For" All Four of Target's Director Nominees on WHITE Proxy Card Business Editors

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today welcomed the recommendation from leading independent proxy advisory firm, Glass Lewis & Co., that shareholders vote for all four of Target's nominees - Mary N. Dillon, Richard M. Kovacevich, George W. Tamke, and...

Sector roundup: Airlines, online brokerages, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the sector activity stories for Tuesday, May 19, from AP Financial News:MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Airline shares fell slightly on Tuesday after signs that fares fell even more in April than some people expected.NEW YORK (AP) — An analyst on Tuesday upgraded four online brokerage firms amid...

South Dakota's unemployment fund payouts drop, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by CARSON WALKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It came weeks later than expected, but South Dakota unemployment payments dropped last week because more people got seasonal jobs in the tourism and construction industries, state Labor Secretary Pam Roberts said Tuesday.Total payments were $1.2 million, down $150,000 from...

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Troops Discover Weapons Cache In Iraq, Detain Six

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain 18, Kill Suspect In Afghanistan

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Supervalu CEO's 2009 pay package valued at $4.1M, US

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Supervalu Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey Noddle received compensation valued at $4.1 million in fiscal 2009, down 22 percent from a year earlier, as he failed to earn a performance-based bonus.Meanwhile, the value of his salary, stock options and other perks grew,...

U.S.-Pakistani Relations Can Make 'Strategic Hedge' Moot, Top Officials Say

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Steel shares rise on possible demand uptick, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steel company shares climbed Tuesday as an analyst said demand for the metal may increase soon and a trade group reported slightly higher weekly production at U.S. mills.Domestic steel makers have cut their production drastically in recent months as the global economic slowdown...

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INDEX:Business, Construction, Economy, Finance, RealEstate, Trade@

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by Julian Beltrame@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — It will likely be at least four years before home-construction in Canada returns to the level experienced earlier this decade during the boom, a federal housing agency says.Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Tuesday it expects housing starts will tumble to 141,900 this year from last...

Tenn. bill to allow local menu labeling mandate, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bill advancing in the Tennessee House would allow local governments to decide whether to require restaurants to provide calorie counts on menus.The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Susan Lynn of Mt. Juliet originally sought to ban any state or local government from...

Sector Snap: Drybulk shipping stocks jump, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Drybulk shipping stocks jumped sharply on Tuesday after an analyst said rates are increasing, which could give some shipping companies breathing room on their debt covenants.Dahlman Rose & Co. analyst Omar Nokta wrote in a client note that rates for Capesize vessels — the largest...

6 independent AIG directors to stand for election

May 19, 2009 10:22 am | by IEVA M. AUGSTUMS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Embattled insurer American International Group Inc. said Tuesday it will reconfigure its board to include six new independent directors.Six new nominees will be up for election at the New York-based company's annual meeting on June 30. AIG's Web site lists nine current board...

Playdom Integrates Poker Palace Into hi5's Virtual Currency

May 19, 2009 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.hi5.com () —Playdom, a leading social games developer, and hi5, a leading social entertainment web site, today announced the immediate availability of Playdom's popular Poker Palace (http://www.hi5.com/friend/games/Poker_Palace-g502-Casino_Games. tml ) game on hi5.com. The move continues...

Planned Parenthood supporters seek continued funds, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 19, 2009 10:22 am | by CARL MANNING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Mark Parkinson is expected to make his first decision about an abortion measure this week, when he takes up the Legislature's budget-balancing bill.Parkinson has said his views on abortion are "very similar" to those held by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, an abortion rights...

Injection and Pipeline Data to Be Highlighted at American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting Business Editors/Health Editors

May 19, 2009 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today announced that more than 49 oral and poster presentations featuring VELCADE and the Company's pipeline molecules will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting...

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