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Ala. Power plant to test capturing greenhouse gas, AL

May 21, 2009 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Power Co.'s Barry Electric Generating Plant north of Mobile will be the site of the nation's first large-scale attempt to capture carbon dioxide emitted from a coal-fired power plant and to inject the gas deep underground.The four-year, $175 million experiment begins in...

The Wiggles are moving to Sprout kids TV network, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:54 am | by FRAZIER MOORE - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sprout TV network will be boasting lots of Wiggle room starting this summer, when it welcomes the Wiggles to its lineup.This Australian-bred musical group, recognized as the world's No. 1 preschool entertainment act, will join Sprout on Aug. 24, the network announced Thursday....

Children's Place 1Q profit climbs, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. said Thursday its profit climbed 21 percent in its fiscal first quarter on lower expenses and a tax benefit.For the period ended May 2, the retailer reported net income rose to $23.5 million, or 79 cents per share, from $19.5 million, or 67...


Barnes & Noble posts $2.7M 1Q loss as sales drop

May 21, 2009 4:54 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Barnes & Noble Inc. reported Thursday that it lost $2.7 million in the first quarter as its sales continued a multi-quarter slide, but the results beat Wall Street expectations and the bookseller raised its profit forecast for the year.Sales have been slipping away from the...

State approves PNM efficiency programs, NM

May 21, 2009 4:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state Public Regulation Commission has approved Public Service Company of New Mexico's energy efficiency programs for 2009.The PRC announced Wednesday that the utility's program will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and help increase awareness of energy...

Scientists investigate Mexican town's flu mystery, 2nd Ld-Writethru, MED

May 21, 2009 4:54 am | by ALEXANDRA OLSON - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — No one has identified ground zero in the swine flu epidemic. Just where or when the new strain of influenza first jumped from a pig and began infecting people is a scientific mystery — one that a group of flu detectives is determined to solve.Scientists are returning next week to...

Pennington Co. approves Box Elder annexation, SD

May 21, 2009 4:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) — One of two counties has given the city of Box Elder approval to annex 1,300 acres owned by Ellsworth Air Force Base.Pennington County commissioners in Rapid City approved the proposal that now goes to Meade County, since the land is in both counties.Box Elder Mayor Al Dial...

Hormel's 2Q profit beats, convenience sales up, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 4:53 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Food Industry Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sales of Hormel foods like Spam, Dinty Moore stews and Chi-Chi's Mexican products climbed more in the fiscal second quarter, the company said Thursday as it reported a 4 percent rise in profit that was far better than analysts were expecting.Sales of those value-priced items have...


HL:Cross-border investment rises in March: StatsCan@

May 21, 2009 4:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says cross-border investment activity strengthened in March, as global financial markets appeared to be stabilizing.The agency reports Canadian investors acquired $6.2 billion in foreign securities, much of them foreign equities.Non-residents purchased $6.8 billion in...

Lincoln stamp: Stolen, found, now on auction block, US

May 21, 2009 4:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare Abraham Lincoln stamp that was stolen from an Indiana collector in 1967 and surfaced 39 years later in Chicago will be sold at auction in New York next month.Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries says the so-called Ice House Cover could go for $300,000 to $400,000 at the June 13...

NM to get $37 million for clean energy projects, NM

May 21, 2009 4:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say about $37 million in federal stimulus money will be available for demonstration energy projects statewide.Gov. Bill Richardson announced the funds Wednesday. He says the money will be available via application with the State Energy Program and the Energy...

Eli Lilly starts late-stage Alzheimer's drug tests, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly & Co. said Thursday it will start late-stage clinical testing of an Alzheimer's disease drug candidate, with enrollment of patients scheduled to begin this month.Lilly's drug candidate is intended to prevent the progression of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, and...

Worries over persistent job losses pound stocks, 15th Ld, US

May 21, 2009 4:48 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Another bad signal from the job market and anxiety over a possible downgrade of British government debt sent stocks sharply lower Thursday.A report that claims for unemployment benefits set a record for the 16th straight week is causing the market to reconsider its optimism over...

Evidence from 4 witnesses withheld in DSU shooting, DE

May 21, 2009 4:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Court documents show that state prosecutors did not turn over evidence from interviews with at least four witnesses to a fatal shooting at Delaware State University.Prosecutors acknowledge in court documents that in the most critical interview, which police did not report in...

Republic Bancorp increases dividend 9 percent, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republic Bancorp Inc. said Thursday said it is increasing its common stock dividends by 9 percent.The bank holding company, which operates branches in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, increased its class A common stock dividend to 13.2 cents per share and its class B common stock...


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