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Obama Speaks About Gitmo Today, Cheney Defends Terror Strategy

May 22, 2009 12:54 am | by Laura IngrahamAssociated Press | News | Comments

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UK car output down 55 percent in April, EU

May 22, 2009 12:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — U.K. car production in April fell 55 percent from a year ago as demand plunged amid the recession, but the industry is hoping for a boost from a government-backed incentives to trade in old cars, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.Output in April totaled 68,258 cars, with...

Oregon tribes, farmers settle river use dispute, US

May 22, 2009 12:54 am | by JEFF BARNARD - AP Environmental Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The Klamath Tribes of Oregon and farmers have agreed to drop their state water rights battle pending approval of a federal agreement leading to removal of dams on the Klamath River.The settlement filed Wednesday with the Oregon Department of Water Resources mirrors the...

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Ad Puts Kids in Center of Gay Marriage Debate

May 22, 2009 12:48 am | by Laura IngrahamAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Newt Gingrich, Daughter Share Tips for Success

May 22, 2009 12:48 am | by Bill O'ReillyAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Obama signs law curbing surprise credit card fees

May 22, 2009 12:43 am | by PHILIP ELLIOTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned overeager shoppers and greedy credit card companies alike on Friday to act responsibly as he signed into law a bill designed to protect debt-ridden consumers from surprise charges.The White House staged a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden, an...

China shares fall for 3rd day on economy doubts, APFN

May 22, 2009 12:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — Chinese shares fell for a third straight session Friday on doubts over the economic outlook, giving the Shanghai benchmark its first weekly decline in a month.The Shanghai Composite Index shed 13.02 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,597.6, ending the week down 1.8 percent. The Shenzhen...

Markets: Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment -Global Strategic Business Report Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 22, 2009 12:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/784e76/electric_powe —tra) has announced the addition of the "Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.This report...

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HSBC buys Indonesia's Bank Ekonomi, EU

May 22, 2009 12:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — International bank HSBC Group said Friday it has acquired nearly 89 percent of the shares in Indonesia's PT Bank Ekonomi Raharja for $607.5 million cash.Through its subsidiary HSBC Asia Pacific Holdings, the company said it would now make a mandatory tender offer for the remaining...

Taiwan jobless rate improves slightly, AS

May 22, 2009 12:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's jobless rate dropped slightly in April, the government said Friday, but still remained high by historical standards.The Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics said in a statement that April unemployment stood at 5.76 percent, down from 5.81 percent...

3RD LD: BOJ raises economic assessment for 1st time in nearly 3 yrs+

May 22, 2009 12:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH SHIRAKAWA'S PRESS CONFERENCE)The Bank of Japan on Friday raised its assessment of the nation's economy for the first time in two years and 10 months amid emerging signs of improvement in such areas as industrial output, signaling that the worst may be...

Stocks recover on better retail earns, 6th Ld-Writethru

May 22, 2009 12:36 am | by CARLO PIOVANO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — European stocks ended modestly up Friday and Wall Street rose as better-than-expected U.S. retail earnings helped outweigh worries about possible credit downgrades for major economies, including the U.S.Germany's DAX 30 closed 0.4 percent higher at 4,918.75 and Britain's FTSE 100 rose...

Markets: The Asia Pacific Original Design Manufacturing ODMs to Expand into other Commoditized Markets to Offset Economic Slowdown and Rising Costs Business Editors

May 22, 2009 12:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/712cdc/strategic_ass ssme) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Strategic Assessment of the Asia Pacific Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Markets" to their...

2ND LD: Japan, Pacific island nations meet in Hokkaido, discuss climate change+

May 22, 2009 12:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHIMUKAPPU, Japan, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: RECASTING 1ST GRAF, ADDING INFO IN 4TH-5TH GRAFS)The leaders of Japan and Pacific island nations gathered Friday for a two-day meeting in Hokkaido, where they are expected to agree on the creation of a "Pacific environment community" to work together in...

Doyukai chief calls for continued vigilance against flu+

May 22, 2009 12:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAPPORO, May 22 (Kyodo) — Japan Association of Corporate Executives Chairman Masamitsu Sakurai called on Friday for continued vigilance against the new strain of influenza in order to prevent an adverse impact on businesses."If infections spread, we should be prepared for effects on corporate...

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