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Automate Financial Disclosures for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers/Technology Editors

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEAVERTON, Ore.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Click Commerce Research and Healthcare, the solutions company for the business of research, announced today that the University of Maryland School of Medicine will use the company's eResearch Portal software to fully automate financial disclosures...

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How Nonprofits Structure and Staff for Online Success Non-Profit Writers/Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Convio, Inc., - the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations - today announced the results of a study designed to learn more about how leading nonprofit organizations structure...

Mitsubishi Plastics to sell user-friendly sludge-processing tank+

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. will market in June an easy-to-use tank to turn organic sludge from industrial plants into liquid using microorganisms so the waste can be disposed of without emitting as much carbon dioxide as when incinerating it, company officials said...

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Pa. governor resigns as port authority chairman, PA

May 20, 2009 3:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has resigned as chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, the two-state agency that operates bridges between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.Rendell appointed his former chief of staff, John Estey, to succeed him for a five-year term.Estey, an...

REFILING: 3RD LD: Court orders ex-U.S. serviceman to pay damages over robbery-murder+

May 20, 2009 2:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YOKOHAMA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DATE AT 1ST GRAF)A Japanese court ordered a former U.S. serviceman Wednesday to pay 65 million yen (about $680,000) in compensation to relatives of a woman he killed and robbed in January 2006 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.However, the Yokohama District...

87% of Japanese curbing private consumption amid recession: survey+

May 20, 2009 2:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — A total of 86.5 percent of Japanese workers at private-sector companies have cut back on personal expenditure amid the faltering economy, according to a survey released by a think tank Wednesday."The tendency to be thrifty is strong among people in low-income brackets," said...

Stocks slide after Fed lowers 2009 outlook, 13th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 2:56 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks erased a big early advance Wednesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its economic outlook for 2009.The central bank said it expects conditions to improve in coming months as business sales and factory production begin to recover, but it also lowered its assessment of the...

Pansy Ho mulls response to US gambling regulators, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 20, 2009 2:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MACAU (AP) — Pansy Ho, daughter of Macau's most famous casino kingpin, said Wednesday she was reviewing a U.S. regulatory report calling her an "unsuitable" business partner for gambling giant MGM Mirage.MGM Mirage said in a filing Tuesday in the U.S. that New Jersey gambling regulators recommended...

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AP Top Kansas News at 5:45 a.m. CDT, KS

May 20, 2009 2:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KC mayor recall falls shortKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An effort to recall Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has fallen just short of the number of signatures needed.The petition drive collected 16,821 valid signatures, 129 short of the required 16,950 signatures, The Kansas City Star reported on its...

Drifting barge smacks bridge, no major damage, TN

May 20, 2009 2:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A barge has struck a bridge over the Cumberland River at Ashland City after drifting into the current at a barge manufacturing plant.Workers at Trinity Marine Products notified authorities, who closed the bridge Tuesday night.WSMV-TV in Nashville reported the barge struck...

East Asian Games: 200 Days to Go! Business Editors/Sports Editors

May 20, 2009 2:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONG KONG-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- The 200-daycountdown has begun for the 2009 East Asian Games (EAG), to be held in Hong Kong from December 5-13. Over 3,000 athletes from nine countries or regions will compete in the biggest ever EAG - the largest multi-sport event yet held in the city.A...

Obama's plan for fuel-efficient cars praised, ME

May 20, 2009 2:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. John Baldacci and others from the state are praising President Barack Obama's plan for cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks.The proposal announced Tuesday is essentially the same one adopted by California and 13 other states including Maine. Obama's proposal...

CORRECTED: 4TH LD: Japan economy suffers worst slump in January-March qtr+

May 20, 2009 2:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — Japan's economy suffered a record contraction in the first three months of 2009, struck by weakness in both external and domestic demand amid the economic crisis, the government said Wednesday.The Japanese economy, as measured by gross domestic product, shrank at an annual...

Emirates pulls out of planned Gulf monetary bloc, 4th Ld-Writethru, ML

May 20, 2009 2:46 am | by ADAM SCHRECK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday backed out of a plan to unite the Gulf's currencies, dealing a serious blow to hopes of greater economic integration in the oil-rich region.The unilateral decision by the Arab world's second-biggest economy could scupper plans...

Toll Brothers 2Q homebuilding revenue fell by half

May 20, 2009 2:46 am | by ALEX VEIGA - AP Real Estate Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Toll Brothers Inc. said Wednesday more springtime homebuyers have come into its luxury home communities and left deposits on new orders — a sign that the battered housing market is improving.Low interest rates and falling home prices are acting as a counter balance to the weak economy and rising...

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