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2ND LD: Japan revamps policy to tackle new flu+

May 21, 2009 8:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING 1ST GRAF)The Japanese government adopted a new policy on battling new strains of influenza Friday amid the domestic outbreak of an apparently milder form of the infection, with the number of confirmed cases in Japan rising to 302.The new policy, intended to...

Conn. Senate approves deficit plan, CT

May 21, 2009 8:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fifth attempt to tackle Connecticut's current fiscal year deficit, estimated at nearly $1 billion, has passed the state Senate.But the plan only covers about $154 million of the red ink. About $110 million of that includes money transferred from various off-budget accounts....

Oil around $60 amid weakening US dollar

May 21, 2009 8:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Crude oil futures traded within a narrow range Friday amid a weakening dollar.Benchmark crude for July delivery rose 3 cents to $61.08 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In London, Brent prices increased 36 cents to $60.29 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.Crude prices...

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Chavez extends nationalizations to build industry, 1st Ld-Writethru, LT

May 21, 2009 8:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez ordered the takeover of at least six metal, ceramic and other companies Thursday, accelerating his push to spread socialism and build "an industrial complex" in Venezuela.The companies include Venezuelan steelmaker Siderurgica Venezolana SA, ceramic...

Documents were shredded at gang force after audit, MN

May 21, 2009 8:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officers shredded documents at the Metro Gang Strike Force headquarters hours after state officials announced plans to suspend the force to deal with questionable financial records.The Star Tribune reports that shredded documents were found in trash bins and paper residue was...

LEAD: BOJ raises economic assessment for 1st time in nearly 3 yrs+

May 21, 2009 8:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)The Bank of Japan on Friday raised its assessment of the nation's economy for the first time in two years and 10 months amid emerging positive signs of improvement in such areas as exports and output, while holding its key interest rate steady at 0.1...

Technologies Continues Lasercom Flight Tests for Air Force Research Laboratory Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 21, 2009 8:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMPBELL, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- AOptix Technologies, Inc., (AOptix) (www.aoptix.com) a leading edge developer of ultra-high bandwidth laser communication solutions, disclosed today the successful completion of the second in a series of three flight tests being performed for the...

RI unemployment rate rises past 11 percent, RI

May 21, 2009 8:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate has climbed to 11.1 percent, as the number of residents without jobs grew by 3,000 last month.Joblessness in Rhode Island rose from the March unemployment rate of 10.6 percent and continued to far exceed the national average.The state...

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Montgomery County approves budget, MD

May 21, 2009 8:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County council has approved a $4.4 billion budget, avoiding layoffs, but eliminating cost-of-living raises.The budget for fiscal 2010, which begins July 1, also reduces funding for programs for teens and the elderly and increases rates for public parking.It also...

GMAC receives $7.5 billion in new Treasury aid

May 21, 2009 8:09 pm | by JEANNINE AVERSA - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Auto lender GMAC Financial Services will receive $7.5 billion in additional government aid to keep loans flowing to would-be buyers of GM and Chrysler vehicles and shore up its capital postion — marking the second time the government has stepped in to prop up the lender.To help...

Florida Foreclosure Attorney Discusses Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Foreclosures and the Future of Foreclosures in Florida

May 21, 2009 8:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.oppenheimlaw.com/ () —"Distressed homeowners have rights too," says foreclosure defense (http://www.oppenheimlaw.com/florida_foreclosure_assistance.html) attorney and legal blogger Roy Oppenheim. South Florida homeowners can attend a free legal workshop designed to offer the very latest...

Obama and Cheney Give Dueling Speeches on Terror Suspects

May 21, 2009 7:58 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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California Asks Federal Government for Loan Guarantees

May 21, 2009 7:53 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Analysis With Laura Ingraham

May 21, 2009 7:53 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Interview With Director James Toback

May 21, 2009 7:53 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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