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Ark. retirement system ends relationship with UBS, 1st Ld-Writethru, AR

May 24, 2009 12:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A fight between the Justice Department and UBS AG over secret bank accounts may have cost the Swiss banking giant its business with the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System.Trustees with the board voted 5-3 to sever its contract with a UBS investment manager....

Timber harvest on Oregon board agenda, OR

May 24, 2009 12:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A recommendation that could increase timber harvests over recent averages in state-owned forests will head the agenda when the Oregon Board of Forestry meets next week in Salem.The board staff plans to propose rule changes at the June 3 meeting to revise the state forest...

INDEX:Business, Justice, Media, Politics, Software, Travel@

May 24, 2009 12:04 pm | by Dean Beeby@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Passport Canada's online application service was shut down last month because of security concerns, says an internal document.That rationale for killing Passport On-Line on April 30 is at odds with the public explanation that the online service was simply not "convenient" for...

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Empty office space doubles in Alexandria, DC

May 24, 2009 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria officials say office vacancies have doubled since last year.City Manager James Hartmann reports that Alexandria's vacancy rate was 14 percent in the quarter that ended March 31. It was about 7 percent during the same time last year.Hartmann says the numbers offer a...

HL:Canadian workers at General Motors cast ballots on concession package@

May 24, 2009 11:58 am | by Tamara King@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Anxious auto workers and retirees, some in tears, cast ballots in three southern Ontario communities Sunday on the latest labour concession package struck between their union and General Motors of Canada.The tentative agreement, struck last week after days of tough bargaining talks...

At $60 a barrel, oil industry still seeing layoffs, NM

May 24, 2009 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — There was a time when oil companies would have been thrilled with $60 a barrel, but in today's market industry executives say it will take more than that to get oilfields jumping again.As oil tipped the $60 a barrel mark last week, some movement has begun, but layoffs and...

HL:The Canadian Press Budget for Sunday, May 24, 2009@

May 24, 2009 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a complete list of coverage plans for top news from The Canadian Press for Sunday. If you have any questions, contact CP's National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted; all times ET.For queries about non-Canadian Press syndicated copy, call the...

HL:Inquiry draws to a close but Dziekanski's death still stirring debate@

May 24, 2009 11:53 am | by James Keller@Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Four years before he came to Canada from Poland, Robert Dziekanski received a photograph in the mail from his mother.Zofia Cisowski was posing with members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, on horseback, as she celebrated her new citizenship."I was so happy, smiling," says Cisowski...

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Delaware keeping close eye on shareholder bill, DE

May 24, 2009 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Legal observers say they are keeping a close eye on a bill in Congress that could affect Delaware's status as a corporate home.The Shareholder Bill of Rights Act of 2009 was introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.Delaware law gives...

HL:The Canadian Press Sports Budget, Sunday, May 24@

May 24, 2009 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For questions or suggestions, contact night editor Curtis Withers at (416) 507-2154 or sports(at)thecanadianpress.com. General Sports Editor Neil Davidson can be reached at (416) 507-2155 or neil.davidson(at)thecanadianpress.com. All times ET.HOCKEY@RALEIGH, N.C.@ — Maybe the toughest part of the...

HL:The Canadian Press News Budget for Sunday, May 24, 2009@

May 24, 2009 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans for top Canadian news as of 19:30 ET. The next coverage advisory will move about 13:30 ET Monday. If you have any questions, contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted; all times ET.For queries about non-Canadian Press syndicated...

DAVID GREGORY HOSTS NBC'S MEET THE PRESS - Part 1

May 24, 2009 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

xfdsu NBC-MEET-THE-PRESS sked xfdsuTRANSCRIPTMay 24, 2009NEWS PROGRAMDAVID GREGORYDAVID GREGORY HOSTS NBC'S MEET THE PRESS - Part 1CQ Transcriptions, LLC1255 22nd Street N.W.Washington, D.C. 20037Transcript/Programming: Tel. 301-731-1728Sales: Tel. 202-419-8500 ext...

Jets' Kotwica goes from Army commander to coach, FBN

May 24, 2009 11:17 am | by DENNIS WASZAK Jr. - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ben Kotwica remembers the pinging of bullets bouncing off his Apache helicopter and the thumping of mortar rounds pounding into the ground around him.The vivid sounds, powerful reminders that he was far from any football stadium, are etched into his mind."There are close...

Police: Methamphetamine quality down in Utah, UT

May 24, 2009 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The quality of Utah's methamphetamine just isn't what it used to be and police say that's making it harder to federally prosecute those sell the illegal street drug.Federal law enforcement agencies use a formula to determine whether to prosecute meth cases. The lower quality...

HL:N.S. fearful of deficit bogeyman as other governments willingly spill red ink@

May 24, 2009 11:07 am | by Michael MacDonald@Associated Press | News | Comments

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's political leaders will barely let the word cross their lips as they campaign for the June 9 provincial election.It's as if even uttering "deficit" is forbidden, to be avoided like some sort of political curse.At a time when spilling red ink to stimulate a shrinking economy...

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