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Missouri school hopes to teach some iJournalism, US

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The nation's oldest journalism school has found a new tool to teach students about the news business.The University of Missouri School of Journalism will start requiring incoming freshmen this fall to purchase an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or similar portable electronic...

Heritiage Media Announces Agreement with NRG Media Inc.

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Heritage Media (PINK SHEETS: HMCP) is pleased to announce that ScreenGiant, a subsidiary of HMCP has locked in an agreement with NRG Media Inc.NRG brings sales teams, advertisers and locations to the table for Screengiant. The first location for the joint venture with Holografx will be the Canyon...

N.Y. stocks plunge in morning on mediocre economic readings+

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 21 (Kyodo) — New York stocks plunged on Thursday morning on mediocre economic readings that refueled traders' concern over the future of the U.S. economy.The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost 52.81 points Wednesday, lost an additional 164.79 points to stand at 8,257.25...

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Holds Annual Shareholder Meeting; Quarterly Dividend Declared Business Editors

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) today held its annual meeting of shareholders, at which the company announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.20 per share, payable on August 17, 2009 to shareholders of record on...

2 UK arrests over alleged multimillion-pound fraud

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Police in London have arrested two men over a suspected fraud that could top 50 million pounds ($76 million).Police said Thursday's arrests are linked to investigations of three British-based financial consultancies.The operations of Business Consulting International, John Anderson...

2ND LD: Philippines confirms 1st case of new H1N1 flu+

May 21, 2009 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MANILA, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)Philippine health officials on Thursday confirmed the country's first case of the new H1N1 strain of flu in a 10-year-old Filipino girl who arrived in Manila on Monday from travels in the United States and Canada.Health Secretary Francisco Duque told a...

Hasbro names Deb Thomas chief financial officer, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:53 am | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Toy maker Hasbro Inc. on Thursday appointed Deb Thomas chief financial officer, replacing David Hargreaves, who remains chief operating officer.Thomas, 45, has been with Hasbro for 11 years, most recently as senior vice president and head of corporate finance.Hargreaves, 56,...

US Republicans want House leader's claims probed, US

May 21, 2009 7:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday will demand that a bipartisan panel investigate House leader Nancy Pelosi's claims that the CIA misled her in 2002 about whether waterboarding had been used against a terrorist suspect.Senior Republican aides said the...

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Economic group: New England job losses to mount, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:52 am | by JAY LINDSAY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — The worst is not over for the New England economy, with job losses expected to mount until unemployment bottoms out in the middle of next year, according to a regional economic analysis group.The sobering forecast Thursday from the New England Economic Partnership projects only tepid...

Lisbon, NH, plant to receive energy awards, NH

May 21, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LISBON, N.H. (AP) — The town of Lisbon, N.H., and a local hydroelectric plant are being honored for contributing to the preservation of carbon-free renewable electricity through the use of historic, water-powered mill sites.The town and White Mountain Hydroelectric Corp. are being honored Saturday...

HL:Northstar Electronics Q1 loss shrinks to US$212,938 as revenue rises 15 per cent@

May 21, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Northstar Electronics Inc. (OTCBB:NEIK), which trades on the Over the Counter market in the United States, said its first-quarter loss was reduced to US$212,938, helped by a 15 per cent increase in revenue.The company, which reports in U.S. dollars, said Thursday the loss compared with...

HL:Northstar Electronics Q1 loss shrinks to US$212,938 as revenue rises 15 per cent @

May 21, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Northstar Electronics Inc. (OTCBB:NEIK), which produces sonar technology, reports a first-quarter loss of US$212,938 compared with a loss of $347,089 or a penny a share from the same period last year. Revenues totalled $488,034, up 15 per cent from $423,545.

Proposed May furlough days for NJ state workers, NJ

May 21, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Jon S. Corzine is forcing state workers in New Jersey to unpaid time off to help balance the state's budget, giving many state workers a four-day Memorial Day weekend. Here are the May furlough days and departments:May 22: Administrative Law; Agriculture.; Banking and Insurance; Children and...

Lawmakers seek flexibility for US auto dealers, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 7:52 am | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Underperforming Chrysler dealers targeted for closing should get more time to wind down their car dealerships, lawmakers said Thursday, as several groups urged the Obama administration to reconsider its work to restructure the faltering U.S. auto industry.Sen. Kay Bailey...

Owner of Burley plant files for bankruptcy, ID

May 21, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — The company that operated an ethanol plant in Burley has filed for bankruptcy.California-based Pacific Ethanol Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. The Burley plant has been shut down since January, leading to the loss of 24 jobs.Paul Koehler, vice...

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