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Global Cancer Campaign Shares Center Stage with Celebrities and Athletes at American Century Championship Business Editors/Golf Writers

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SOUTH SHORE, LAKE TAHOE, Nev.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- The green and blue hues that dominate the color palette of the Lake Tahoe area will be joined by streaks of LIVESTRONG(R) yellow at the 20th annual American Century Championship, July 14-19 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. With the...

Telemarketing Organizations with Enhancements to its On-Demand Predictive Dialer Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Five9, the leader in on-demand call center software announced today the general availability of its Virtual Call Center Suite 7.2, its award-winning, market-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) call center technology. The new release includes...

Neb. lawmakers pass bill on safe-haven problems, NE

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have voted to spend $16 million over the next two years to address problems highlighted by the drop-off of dozens of children last year under the safe-haven law.The plan received final approval Thursday. It would cost about $130 million less than what was...

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HL:Canadian forest products companies post net loss of $480 million in Q1:PwC report@

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Canada's 14 largest Canadian forest products companies lost a total of $480 million in the first quarter with B.C. firms hardest hit, a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows.The losses were $91 million more than the same quarter last year, when the overall losses were $381 million, as...

Government of Canada Helps Canadians Honour Veterans

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today federal government support for community-led memorial restoration projects honouring Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice."Memorials are more than structures of stone and mortar," said Minister Thompson. "They...

Fight expected over cleanup of Symphony Park site, NV

May 21, 2009 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The city of Las Vegas and the Union Pacific Railroad Co. are putting up $5 million each toward cleaning polluted soil in a former rail yard that's slated to become the site of a downtown performing arts center, offices, hotel and casino.But officials say the two parties are...

Cheney defends Bush's national security policies, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 8:00 am | by PAMELA HESS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks changed how he viewed his job, but didn't change him.Alluding to Washington whispers that he had turned from pragmatist to ideologue, Cheney insisted he is the same person, but acknowledged the...

Computer Sciences shares up after 4Q earnings, APFN

May 21, 2009 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and guidance drove up shares of Computer Sciences Corp. on Wednesday, despite some cautious notes from analysts.The stock jumped $2.33, or 6.7 percent, to $39.49 in midday trading.The IT services firm reported earnings on Wednesday of...

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Wis. second to make insurers cover ear devices, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WI

May 21, 2009 8:00 am | by RYAN J. FOLEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has become the second state to require insurance companies to cover cochlear implants for deaf children, according to a national group.Gov. Jim Doyle signed a bill into law Thursday that requires private health insurance plans to pay for cochlear implants, hearing...

Missouri school hopes to teach some iJournalism, US

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The nation's oldest journalism school has found a new tool to teach students about the news business.The University of Missouri School of Journalism will start requiring incoming freshmen this fall to purchase an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or similar portable electronic...

Heritiage Media Announces Agreement with NRG Media Inc.

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heritage Media (PINK SHEETS: HMCP) is pleased to announce that ScreenGiant, a subsidiary of HMCP has locked in an agreement with NRG Media Inc.NRG brings sales teams, advertisers and locations to the table for Screengiant. The first location for the joint venture with Holografx will be the Canyon...

N.Y. stocks plunge in morning on mediocre economic readings+

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 21 (Kyodo) — New York stocks plunged on Thursday morning on mediocre economic readings that refueled traders' concern over the future of the U.S. economy.The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost 52.81 points Wednesday, lost an additional 164.79 points to stand at 8,257.25...

Holds Annual Shareholder Meeting; Quarterly Dividend Declared Business Editors

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) today held its annual meeting of shareholders, at which the company announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.20 per share, payable on August 17, 2009 to shareholders of record on...

2 UK arrests over alleged multimillion-pound fraud

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Police in London have arrested two men over a suspected fraud that could top 50 million pounds ($76 million).Police said Thursday's arrests are linked to investigations of three British-based financial consultancies.The operations of Business Consulting International, John Anderson...

2ND LD: Philippines confirms 1st case of new H1N1 flu+

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MANILA, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)Philippine health officials on Thursday confirmed the country's first case of the new H1N1 strain of flu in a 10-year-old Filipino girl who arrived in Manila on Monday from travels in the United States and Canada.Health Secretary Francisco Duque told a...

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