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PetzMD.com Announces New FIND-A-VET Feature

May 21, 2009 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.petzMD.com () —PetzMD.com, the number one name in free online pet health information, today unveiled their newest consumer friendly feature, FIND-A-VET. "Once our site launched last year, we got hundreds of comments and suggestions from users about particular features they would like to...

Union for NH workers calls for budget meeting, 1st Ld-Writethru, NH

May 21, 2009 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Leaders of the union representing New Hampshire state employees want to hold a meeting with Gov. John Lynch and legislative leaders to discuss budget issues affecting them .The State Employees Association, which represents about 11,000 workers, has been meeting with Lynch since...

GM's future rests with bondholders after UAW deal

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers struck a deal with General Motors and the federal government Thursday to cut labor costs, close factories and change the way retiree health care is funded.The agreement could ease one of GM's biggest problems: The cost of its work force. But the automaker is...

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Brinker opens first Chili's in Toronto area, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Restaurant operator Brinker International on Thursday announced the opening of the first Chili's Grill & Bar in the Toronto area.The new Chili's will be in the city of Vaughan at the Colossus Centre. Brinker, working with Top Down Enterprises, plans four more Chili's restaurants in...

Reactions to Obama's speech, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some reactions to President Barack Obama's speech Thursday on detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay and national security, as well as former-Vice President Dick Cheney's response.___"President Obama proved again today that being honest with the American people about the threats we face, without...

Fitch Affirms Peabody Energy Corporation's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody; NYSE: BTU):--Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BB+';--Senior unsecured notes at 'BB+';--Senior unsecured revolving credit and term loan at 'BB+';--Convertible junior...

Named 2009 Industrial/Service Company of the Year by Black Enterprise Pharmaceutical Writers/Business Editors

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Black Enterprise named PRWT Services, Inc. its 2009 BE 100s Industrial/Service Company of the Year for reinventing itself as a major player in the high-growth pharmaceuticals industry. The award was bestowed on PRWT at the 14th Annual Black Enterprise...

Ann Taylor shares fall for a 2nd day after outlook, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Ann Taylor Stores Corp. fell for a second straight day after the company reported a first-quarter loss and remained cautious about the year even as some other women's apparel retailers are experiencing improvement.An analyst noted that, unlike other retailers, Ann Taylor...

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Award Recognizes Amitive for Transforming Supply Chain Management for Multi-Enterprise, Multi-National Business Communities

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.amitive.com () —Amitive, Inc., the pioneer of Community Supply Chain Management (C-SCM) (http://www.amitive.com/mi-products.html) , today announced that the company has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring 100 North America Award, a prestigious award honoring the year's most...

Mint Announces Two Private Placements

May 21, 2009 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mint Technology Corp. (TSX VENTURE: MIT) announced today that it has completed a private placement of $308,000 of convertible debentures out of a total private placement of $350,000 previously announced and that further approval is being sought from the TSX for a total of $750,000 to be placed...

Wisconsin's jobless rate drops to 8.8 pct in April, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment in Wisconsin dropped slightly to 8.8 percent in April, according to state figures released Thursday.The rate was down from 9.4 percent in March, the state Department of Workforce Development said. The agency estimated about 17,000 more people had a job in April...

Doyle proposes more cuts to agencies, schools, 8th Ld-Writethru, WI

May 21, 2009 10:38 am | by SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Up to 1,400 state employees could be laid off under a new budget-balancing plan announced Thursday that cuts funding for state agencies, schools and local governments.Gov. Jim Doyle stood with the two Democratic co-chairs of the Legislature's budget-writing committee to...

Regents hear University Center report, SD

May 21, 2009 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — In remarks to the South Dakota Board of Regents Thursday, Mark Lee, executive dean of the University Center in Sioux Falls, said undergraduate students surveyed in a recent market study ranked the University Center tops among Sioux Falls institutions in perceived quality.The...

Sector Snap: Industrial services companies falling

May 21, 2009 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of engineering, construction and industrial services companies fell Thursday in the face of what one analyst called a "brutal economic slog."Citi Investment Research analyst Jeffrey T. Sprague, writing in a client note, said the question of whether the downdraft is easing is...

Another possible bid surfaces for bankrupt Coyotes, 2nd Ld-Writethru, HKN

May 21, 2009 10:38 am | by BOB BAUM - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — Another potential buyer has surfaced for the Phoenix Coyotes, one that would keep the team in Glendale, Ariz.An attorney for Las Vegas-based businessman John Breslow, who owns 3 percent of the Coyotes, said Wednesday that Breslow told the NHL he has formed a group interested in...

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