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New orders up 1.9 percent in April, US

May 28, 2009 4:42 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says demand for big-ticket manufactured goods soared by the largest amount in 16 months in April, the second increase in the past three months.The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose by 1.9 percent in April, more than four times the 0.4 percent...

Take-Two plans $100M offer of convertible notes, APFN

May 28, 2009 4:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. said Thursday it plans to offer $100 million in convertible senior notes to raise funds for general corporate purposes.The company said the notes will be due in 2014. Take-Two said the underwriters of its offer will have the...

HL:MDS Nordion opens new radiopharmaceutical production plant in Belgium@

May 28, 2009 4:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — MDS Nordion, a global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, has opened a new plant in Fleurus, Belgium to produce an isotope required for so-called positron emission tomography or PET imaging, a test used in detecting cancers and managing...

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Economy's fall still bad _ even if less steep, US

May 28, 2009 4:42 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy took a steep tumble at the start of this year, though it may not turn out to be quite as grim as the government first thought.The Commerce Department is set to release a report Friday that's expected to show the economy shrank at an annualized rate of 5.5 percent from...

'75 Gerald Ford attacker hoped to start revolution, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 4:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The woman who fired a gun at President Gerald Ford in 1975 and spent the next 32 years in prison said in an interview Thursday that she believed the country would change only through a violent revolution.Sara Jane Moore told NBC's "Today" that she now realizes that her actions,...

William MacKinnon Elected to Novadaq Board of Directors

May 28, 2009 4:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Novadaq@ Technologies Inc. (TSX: NDQ), a developer of real-time imaging systems for use in the operating room, today announced that William A. MacKinnon, FCA, retired Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Canada, has been elected to the company's Board of Directors and will serve as the Board's audit...

Vicor Technologies Announces OEM Agreement

May 28, 2009 4:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.vicortech.com () —Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT) today announced that it entered into an OEM product agreement with Nasiff Associates, Inc. to integrate its PD2i software into Nasiff's Cardio Card ECG. Vicor Technologies is a development-stage biotechnology company focused on the...

Swiss Watchmaker Wins Inventor Of The Month

May 28, 2009 4:38 am | News | Comments

Autodesk has named Ulysse Nardin as the Inventor of the Month for May 2009 for bringing its innovative and artistic watches to market in 50 percent less time with fewer physical prototypes. 

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GOP fundraiser admits illegal donations, US

May 28, 2009 4:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican fundraiser has pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to an unidentified political candidate.Jerry Pierce-Santos, once a major fundraiser for George W. Bush, has admitted in federal court that he made $17,000 in so-called conduit contributions in 2003.Court...

Toronto Dominion Bank profits fall in 2nd quarter, APFN

May 28, 2009 4:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Dominion Bank said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter profit fell 31 percent as the bank sharply increased its provision for loan losses and non-interest expenses rose.Net income for the quarter ended April 30 that was available to common shareholders fell to 577 million...

Medical Imaging, Inc. Completes Enrollment Of CaRES Registry to Further Evaluate DEFINITY@ in Patients with Suboptimal Echocardiograms Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 28, 2009 4:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

N.BILLERICA, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a worldwide leader in diagnostic imaging, today announces that it has completed patient enrollment of CaRES (Contrast Echocardiography REgistry for Safety Surveillance), the first, multicenter Phase IV...

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US and Jamaica team up to disrupt lottery scams, CB

May 28, 2009 4:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — U.S. and Jamaican authorities have formally announced a new joint task force to break up lottery scams based on the Caribbean island.Police say more than 400 murders in Jamaica have been linked to the schemes that robbed Americans of more than $30 million last year. The...

Best Supply Chain Finance Solutions Business Editors/High-Tech Editors

May 28, 2009 4:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARBA), the leading spend management solutions provider, today announced that it has again been recognized as one of the world's best supply chain finance solutions. As part of Global Finance Magazine's 2009 Best Supply Chain...

CORRECTING and REPLACING IES Representing 4Front Engineered Solutions in Tennessee Business Editors

May 28, 2009 4:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARROLLTON, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Headline of release dated May 27, 2009 should read: IES Representing 4Front Engineered Solutions in Tennessee (sted IE & S Representing 4Front Engineered Solutions in Tennessee).The release reads:IES REPRESENTING 4FRONT ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS IN...

Pa. man accused in NJ casino shooting due in court, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 4:35 am | by WAYNE PARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A patron accused of gunning down an employee inside Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort is due in court Thursday.Mark Magee is charged with murder and weapons offenses. He is accused of shooting Ray Kot, a shift manager who had been with the casino since it...

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