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Peace stone from Hiroshima presented to Egypt+

May 26, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAIRO, May 26 (Kyodo) — A Hiroshima-based civic group presented Egypt on Tuesday with a stone hit by the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city, engraved with an image of a Buddhist goddess of mercy.A ceremony marking the donation of the "Stone for Peace," one of the paving stones for Hiroshima...

Bill 2568 Will Jumpstart National Economy, According to the American Small Business League Business Editors/Government Writers

May 26, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PETALUMA, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- The following is a statement from the American Small Business League:On Friday, May 22nd, Congressman Hank Johnson (D - GA) introduced the first bill to end the longstanding diversion of federal small business contracts to many of the nation's...

Versant Announces Quarterly Net Income of $0.8 Million

May 26, 2009 3:54 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 26, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT), an industry leader in specialized data management, today announced its financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2009.For the quarter, Versant reported revenues of $4.0 million from its...

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UN Amb.: NKorea feeling sting of global scorn, 4th Ld-Writethru

May 26, 2009 3:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Susan Rice suggested Tuesday that China's growing concern about North Korea's nuclear tests presents the international community with a stronger diplomatic card to play against the Pyongyang regime."China has an interest in what transpires for North Korea," said Rice,...

HL:Canadian dollar opens at 88.17 cents US, down 0.84 of a cent@

May 26, 2009 3:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar opened at 88.17 cents US this morning, down 0.84 of a cent from Monday's close. The U.S. dollar stood at C$1.1342, up 1.07 cents.Pound sterling worth C$1.7960 up 0.79 of a cent, and US$1.5835 down 0.80 of a cent.The Euro was worth C$1.5747, up 0.08 of a cent.Quotations...

Highlights: Family Dollar, Big Lots, Nabors, Patterson-UTI and BJ Services Business Editors

May 26, 2009 3:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Family Dollar...

HL:BMO Financial Group reports 44 per cent drop in second-quarter profit@

May 26, 2009 3:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) says second-quarter profits fell by 44 per cent despite higher net earnings in its personal banking and capital markets divisions.The Toronto-based bank says it earned $358 million or 61 cents per share during the quarter ended April 30, down from...

2ND LD: Aso, Obama agree on need for new U.N. resolution on N. Korea+

May 26, 2009 3:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING COMMENTS IN 3RD-4TH GRAFS)Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council must swiftly adopt a new resolution to impose "additional sanctions" on North Korea for conducting a second nuclear test in...

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Allied Nevada Receives Permit for Operation of Refinery

May 26, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Allied Nevada Gold Corp. ("Allied Nevada" or the "Company") (TSX: ANV)(NYSE Amex: ANV) is pleased to announce that it has received the final permit allowing for the completion and operation of the refinery at its wholly owned Hycroft gold mine located near Winnemucca, Nevada. The permit was issued...

Jamestown getting free water, ND

May 26, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jamestown residents are getting free cases of canned water.The donation of 2,200 cases by Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. and Valley Sales Co. of Jamestown comes after city officials urged residents to stockpile water.Flooding has stressed the city's water and sanitary sewer...

Applied Biosystems Introduces Two New Lines of Capillary Electrophoresis Genetic Analyzers Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 26, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Applied Biosystems, a division of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:LIFE), today announced the expansion of its industry-leading portfolio of capillary electrophoresis sequencing systems with the introduction of two new lines of genetic...

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B'way ticket availability through Sunday, May 31, US

May 26, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Broadway ticket availability and capsule reviews of shows as of May 25. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available at the theaters' box offices for the shows listed. Details about how to obtain tickets appear at the end.—"9 to 5: The Musical." Female empowerment in the workplace. Allison Janney,...

LEAD: New-flu infections in Japan come to 355+

May 26, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)The number of new-flu infections in Japan came to 355 in nine prefectures as of Wednesday morning, as a sister of a 7-year-boy in Shizuoka City found infected with the new flu Tuesday was also confirmed infected.The Shizuoka municipal government said the...

3 US troops killed in Afghan suicide blast, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 3:28 am | by AMIR SHAH - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

PUL-E-SAYAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Shortly before he rammed his vehicle into an American military convoy, the young bearded suicide bomber waved at Sayed Najibullah to move away. As Najibullah sped off a huge explosion ripped through a U.S. armored vehicle, killing three American troops and three...

Wireless to Develop Hydrogen Based Fuel Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 26, 2009 3:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- 5G Wireless Communications, Inc. (Pink Sheets:FGWC) www.cleanenergyandpower.com has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Magnegas Corporation (OTCBB:MNGA) www.magnegas.com. The Agreement sets the framework for the joint commercial...

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