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Gas prices increase, 1st Ld-Writethru, OK

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans will be paying higher prices for gasoline as summer gets closer, but prices probably won't be as high as they were in 2008, according to AAA Oklahoma.The average price of gasoline in Oklahoma has risen to $2.16 per gallon, about 15 cents lower than the national...

Chrysler dealers file objection to sale, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys representing a group of Chrysler dealers filed an objection Tuesday opposing the sale of the automaker's assets, citing the company's plans to terminate franchise agreements of 789 dealers as part of the deal.The Committee of Chrysler Affected Dealers, which claims to...

HL:Canadian Press Life-Entertainment News Budget Tuesday, May 19@

May 19, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans from The Canadian Press as of 18:10 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant.Entertainment questions may be directed to Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162. Health and Lifestyles questions can go to Anne Tobin at 416-507-2141. All copy expected to move by 18:30...

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Alaska Airlines pilots ratify 4-year contract, WA

May 19, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines and its pilots union say the members of the Air Line Pilots Association voted to approve a new four-year contract with 84 percent in favor.They say in a statement Tuesday the contract for Alaska's 1,455 pilots includes pay increases, retirement options, and work rules...

Annual general meeting held in StatoilHydro ASA

May 19, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ordinary general meeting in StatoilHydro ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) resolved on 19 May 2009 to adopt the annual report and accounts for StatoilHydro ASA for 2008, as proposed by the board of directors.The proposal for the allocation of net income, including distribution of a total dividend of...

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...

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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...

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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...

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