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Ohio Senate likely to preserve statewide earmarks, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 22, 2009 10:26 am | by STEPHEN MAJORS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate will severely limit earmarks, the spending on special projects that are always tucked into the state budget, but its two-year budget plan likely will spare food banks and other projects that have a statewide impact, a key Senate lawmaker said Friday.State Sen....

Utility shareholders vote for green energy, 1st Ld-Writethru, ID

May 22, 2009 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power Co. shareholders have approved a resolution urging the utility to do more to bolster its renewable energy portfolio and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.At the company's annual meeting Thursday, 52 percent of shareholders approved a resolution asking Idaho's biggest...

WHO to consider severity of 'sneaky' swine flu, 3rd Ld-Writethru, UN

May 22, 2009 10:25 am | by FRANK JORDANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday it will change the rules for declaring a swine flu pandemic, a virus the agency's chief called "sneaky" because of its ability to spread quickly from person to person and potentially mutate into a deadlier form.Under political pressure from...

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Lawmakers want Obama to slow down on GM, Chrysler, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 10:25 am | by KEN THOMAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers appealed to the Obama administration on Friday to slow down the restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler, wary of shuttered car dealerships, job losses and the big unknown of a GM bankruptcy."We are asking President Obama to call 'time-out' on his automobile task...

Bulgari faces difficult turnaround, EU

May 22, 2009 10:20 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN (AP) — Bulgari is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a retrospective that pulls together more than 500 one-of-a-kind pieces including baubles collected by Elizabeth Taylor, but it's the future that is more worrying.The Italian maker of luxury jewels posted its first quarterly loss in a...

Rates South Jersey Transportation Authority System (NJ) Revs 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 22, 2009 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Fitch Ratings assigns a 'BBB+' rating to the South Jersey Transportation Authority's (SJTA, or the Authority) approximately:--$122 million transportation system revenue bonds, series 2009A-1,--$44 million transportation system revenue bonds series...

Wyoming jobless rate holds at 4.5 percent in April, APFN

May 22, 2009 10:20 am | by MEAD GRUVER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate in April was 4.5 percent, the same rate as in March but higher than earlier in the year, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released Friday.Wyoming had the nation's third-lowest unemployment rate. It followed North Dakota, which...

Search for Minn. mom, son stretches into 4th day, 7th Ld-Writethru, MN

May 22, 2009 10:20 am | by AMY FORLITI - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota authorities said Friday they were turning to an international law enforcement agency for help finding a woman and her 13-year-old son on the run from court-ordered cancer treatment, while the FBI filed a warrant giving it more legal authority to assist in the search.The...

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Wis. film incentives program funding cut, 1st Ld-Writethru, WI

May 22, 2009 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's film tax incentive program would be half as generous as previously approved under a proposal passed Friday by the Legislature's budget-writing committee.Three weeks ago the committee decided to go against Gov. Jim Doyle's wishes and keep the program alive with a $3...

5TH LD: Japan revamps policy to tackle new flu+

May 22, 2009 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 23 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH NEW PATIENT IN SAITAMA)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, while the number of confirmed cases in Japan rose to 318, including...

Presentations Will Be Webcast on May 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM (ET) and June 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM (PT)

May 22, 2009 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.arubanetworks.com () —Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure mobility solutions, today announced that Dominic Orr, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Steffan Tomlinson, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the Barclays Capital...

Governor's plan to fix Wis. budget lacks details, WI

May 22, 2009 10:19 am | by SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There were more questions than answers Friday about Gov. Jim Doyle's plan for plugging a new $1.6 billion budget hole.Doyle announced the deal late Thursday, but was vague on how many of the cuts to schools, cities, counties and state agencies would be implemented. Up to 1,400...

Quest Energy Partners, L.P. Requests Hearing Regarding NASDAQ Staff Determination Notice

May 22, 2009 10:19 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quest Energy Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq:QELP) (the "Partnership") today announced that on May 18, 2009 it received a staff determination notice from The NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") stating that the Partnership's common units are subject to delisting...

Indian farmers near ready for discrimination trial, US

May 22, 2009 10:14 am | by BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An attorney for American Indian farmers suing the government over alleged farm loan discrimination says the group continues to prepare for a trial despite statements by the Obama administration indicating a willingness to resolve such disputes.Joe Sellers, the lead attorney...

Democrats use 'chubbing' stalling strategy, 4th Ld-Writethru, TX

May 22, 2009 10:14 am | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Talkative House Democrats used stalling tactics Friday to prevent passage of a voter identification bill they oppose that's scheduled for debate this weekend.Democrats — who'd warned they would put up a fight to stop the voter ID measure — began talking at length on...

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