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Peirsol hopes FINA ruling will get focus off suits, SWM

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by PAUL NEWBERRY - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A few days after signing with Arena, five-time Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol got a chance to race in the company's newest swimsuit.It might have been the only time.The Arena X-Glide was one of the high-tech suits that failed to win approval when FINA, the sport's governing body, finally got...

Analysts upgrade State Street, shares rise, APFN

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of State Street, a bank that specializes in serving institutional investors and wealthy customers, rose Tuesday afternoon as two analysts upgraded their ratings on the bank.State Street shares rose $1.30, or 3.1 percent, to $43.09 in afternoon trading. Shares of the...

ConocoPhillips Statement on American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 Business Editors/Energy Editors/Government Writers

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- ConocoPhillips views the current Congressional debate regarding climate as important because it underscores the complexity in developing legislation that balances our nation's economic growth, national security and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction...

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Ohio bill would raise top speed limit to 70 mph, 2nd Ld-Writethru, OH

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by MATT LEINGANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite warnings from safety advocates, a group of lawmakers wants Ohio to join 32 other states that have raised speed limits to 70 mph or higher on certain roads.The move comes as gasoline prices remain about $2.30 per gallon, much lower than a year ago, and as a new state...

Xcel seeks increase in proposed rate hike, 1st Ld-Writethru, NM

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy plans to file a settlement with state regulators Wednesday that will include a smaller increase in electric rates than it sought when it filed for higher rates in December.Xcel and the state Public Regulatory Commission held a hearing Monday in Hobbs to discuss the...

Record labels ask court to close Pirate Bay links, EU

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by MALIN RISING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Four major record labels on Tuesday asked the Stockholm district court to order file-sharing Web site The Pirate Bay to remove links to their music.The petition by the Swedish units of Universal, EMI, Sony and Warner Music comes a month after four men behind the site were sentenced...

Mich. lawmakers lobby for federal battery funds, CORRECTION, MI

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All 17 of Michigan's U.S. Senate and House members are asking the federal energy secretary to give the state a sizable share of grants spurring the manufacturing of advanced batteries, electric motors and electronics.The $2 billion in grants is part of the federal recovery...

HL:Desktop computers dragging down Canada's PC market@

May 19, 2009 9:29 am | by LuAnn LaSalle@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — The Canadian market for personal computers isn't expected to reboot to positive growth until 2010 because consumers and businesses are delaying purchases and waiting for new technologies, says IDC Canada.Desktop computers dragged down the market in the first quarter and the volume of...

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in a Down Market - Seasoned Businessman Recognizes Young Entrepreneur's Talent at the Rothwell Gornt Companies Business Editors

May 19, 2009 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--Robert Iwamoto and family, a founding member of First Asian Bank, and president of Roberts Hawaii Inc., Hawaii's largest employee-owned firm, has chosen the Rothwell Gornt Companies as the leasing agents for their commercial shopping center at Peace and...

Loaded guns allowed in national parks under bill, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 9:24 am | by MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Congress is moving to restore a Bush administration policy that allowed loaded guns in national parks.The Senate voted Tuesday to allow guns in national parks and wildlife refuges, and the House could follow suit as soon as Wednesday.The measure is...

HL:SFK Pulp taking more downtime to adjust to market conditions@

May 19, 2009 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — SFK Pulp Fund (TSX:SFK.UN) is taking downtime over the coming months at its mills in Quebec and the United States to adjust to challenging market conditions.The Quebec-based company also hopes a positive court ruling this week on its quest for a court injunction blocking AbitibiBowater...

UOMO Rated Speculative Buy by Independent Research Firm

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

UOMO Media Inc. (OTCBB: UOMO), a multi-channel entertainment company is pleased to announce that the Company was rated by Harbinger Research, an independent investment analysis research firm, as its 'Speculative Buy' pick.Harbinger Research, LLC is a leading independent analysis research company...

Arkansas editorial roundup of May 19, AR

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texarkana Gazette, May 19 — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear challenges to the California law that allows marijuana to be legally used for certain medical conditions.San Diego and San Bernardino counties have been trying to get the law overturned. They argue federal drug laws that...

Study finds decline of honeybee colonies slowing, CA

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by GARANCE BURKE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The health of the nation's honeybees may be improving slightly, but a mysterious combination of ailments is still decimating their colonies, federal officials said Tuesday.U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers said bee colonies declined by 29 percent between September...

Judges: British lawyer lied to shield Berlusconi, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN (AP) — Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday he will respond in Parliament to a judicial panel's determination that a British lawyer lied in court to protect him in exchange for $600,000.A three-judge panel released a 400-page document laying out its reasons for finding British lawyer David...

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