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A brief history of General Motors Corp., 5th Ld-Writethru

May 27, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some key events in General Motors' history:Sept. 16, 1908 - General Motors Company founded by William C. Durant, incorporating Buick Motor Co. Oldsmobile joins GM in November.1909 - GM sells 25,000 cars and trucks. Acquires Cadillac for $5.5 million. Also purchases GMC, AC spark plug.1910 - Durant...

Nurse visits for at-risk kids face budget risks, 2nd Ld-Writethru, OH

May 27, 2009 7:52 am | by STEPHEN MAJORS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Funding for nurses who visit the homes of children at risk of abuse or neglect is in jeopardy as Ohio budget writers slash social services, something advocates say will cost society more in the long run.The state and federal government pay for the nursing visits through the...

Bi-Directional Lead Management Integration to Calyx Users Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 27, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Leads360, Inc., the largest provider of lead management solutions to the mortgage industry and Calyx Software, the leading provider of loan origination software, have interfaced to provide a bi-directional integration between their products. Leads360...


Cocktail Dresses! 24/7 Dressing for Daytime and Evening

May 27, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —myShape Inc.@ ( ( ), the only online Personal Shop(TM) for women, introduces new cocktail dresses ( /43 —10259) for every style and every shape.Cocktail dresses...

Dana Holding names Sweetnam as CEO, APFN

May 27, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Auto-parts supplier Dana Holding Corp. on Wednesday named James E. Sweetnam as president and chief executive. He also will serve on the company's board.Sweetnam, 56, replaces John Devine, who will remain as executive chairman.Sweetnam joins the company from Eaton Corp., where he...

N.Y. stocks slightly lower in morning on worry about GM bankruptcy+

May 27, 2009 7:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 27 (Kyodo) — New York stocks were moderately lower Wednesday morning as traders grew increasingly concerned about the imminent bankruptcy of General Motors Corp.The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average, which gained 196.17 points Tuesday, shed 36.24 points to stand at 8,437.25 at...

Analyst boosts 2010 estimate for Canadian Solar, APFN

May 27, 2009 7:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian Solar Inc. faces near-term pricing challenges, but its financing partnerships will boost the solar products maker's long-term growth potential, said an analyst on Wednesday as he raised his 2010 profit estimate for the company.Shares of Canadian Solar jumped 86 cents, or...

Moody's: US government's 'Aaa' rating is stable

May 27, 2009 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Investors Service said Wednesday the U.S. government's "Aaa" rating is stable despite the country's swelling debt.A credit rating of "Aaa" is the highest possible. It means the agency sees very little risk of the government defaulting on its debt.Last week Standard & Poor's,...


HL:Ont.'s deficit not expected to balloon over auto aid, McGuinty says@

May 27, 2009 7:46 am | by Romina Maurino@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Ontario won't be following Ottawa in raising its deficit projections because of worsening economic conditions and an aid package to General Motors and Chrysler, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday.Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty shocked many Tuesday by announcing Canada's deficit...

Sequenom shares rise on Lazard analyst comment, APFN

May 27, 2009 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Sequenom Inc. jumped Wednesday after a Lazard Capital Markets analyst took a neutral stance on the company's prospects, still cautioning that issues with a Down syndrome test could hurt the diagnostic test maker.The stock rose 31 cents, or 10.4 percent, to $3.29 in midday...

The Top 5 Gains For Engineers In A Flat Economy

May 27, 2009 7:46 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

So while the Product Design & Development Stock Index did see growth for the second straight week, the cumulative gains during this stretch have been about six points – not exactly the most stimulating of news. So the real question is, what are the key takeaways for the design community when analyzing this flat economic indicator?  

HL:Ont. moving ahead with cap-and-trade because Ottawa, Obama too slow: McGuinty@

May 27, 2009 7:45 am | by Maria Babbage@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Ontario and Quebec are moving ahead with plans to create a cap-and-trade system to fight climate change because they couldn't wait any longer for the Canadian and U.S. governments to come up with one of their own, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday.The provinces have grown...

Slumping Treasury bond prices send stocks lower

May 27, 2009 7:45 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market put its rally back on hold as investors worried about rising borrowing costs.The Dow Jones industrial average fell almost 175 points Wednesday, erasing most of the previous day's rally as a jump in government bond yields fanned concerns that higher interest rates...

TNK-BP names tycoon Mikhail Fridman interim CEO, EU

May 27, 2009 7:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Anglo-Russian oil company TNK-BP has appointed tycoon Mikhail Fridman as its interim chief executive and hired two Russian executives as candidates to become the firm's new CEO, BP said Wednesday.BP and AAR, a consortium of Russian shareholders in TNK-BP, said they have agreed to a...

HL:Black Bull Resources widens Q2 loss on a $1.25 million asset writedown@

May 27, 2009 7:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHELBURNE, N.S. — Junior miner Black Bull Resources Inc. (TSXV:BBS) widened its second-quarter loss on a $1.25 million asset writedown.The loss for the January-March period increased to $1.6 million or 1.8 cents a share compared with year-earlier loss of $1 million or 1.1 cents a share.The producer...


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