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HL:Official languages commissioner says more work needed with Olympics in mind@

May 26, 2009 2:38 pm | by Marie Vastel@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The country's official languages commissioner says Canada has a lot of work to do if it's going to impress the world during next year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.Graham Fraser said Tuesday it is even difficult to be served in the language of one's choice at airports across the country...

William Tauber Named FINALIST 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 26, 2009 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TUSTIN, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- William Tauber, CEO of Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions and host of the "Green Energy Show with Bill Tauber" Half-Hour Radio Talk Show heard every Saturday at 7:30AM in the Southern California broadcast market has been named FINALIST in the...

Group opposes Ore. transportation package, 1st Ld-Writethru, OR

May 26, 2009 2:38 pm | by BRAD CAIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The environmental group 1000 Friends of Oregon is urging Oregon House members to reject a transportation package on grounds that it is too heavily weighted toward big highway projects.The stand by 1000 Friends' executive director Bob Stacey comes as the House prepares to vote...

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Allegheny Technologies to issue $650 mln in debt, APFN

May 26, 2009 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Allegheny Technologies Inc. said Tuesday it plans to issue $650 million in new debt to retire old debt and make pension plan contributions.The company said it would offer $300 million in senior notes due in 2019, with interest rates to be determined when the notes are priced.It...

Chrysler heads to court for key bankruptcy hearing, US

May 26, 2009 2:38 pm | by BREE FOWLER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Chrysler hangs in the balance as it heads to court Wednesday to ask a bankruptcy judge for permission to sell the bulk of its assets to a group headed by Italy's Fiat in hopes of saving itself from liquidation.Attorneys for Chrysler LLC maintain that the deal with Fiat...

Decision upholding Prop. 8 draws strong reactions, CA

May 26, 2009 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to uphold the state's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban drew strong reactions from all sides of the issue."California at its best is a beacon of equal rights and equal opportunities. If we want to prosper together, we must...

Key measures of the 2009 Oklahoma Legislature, OK

May 26, 2009 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some key measures of the 2009 Oklahoma Legislature:PASSED:—CIVIL JUSTICE: Redefines what constitutes a frivolous lawsuit, strengthens summary judgment rules to make it easier for a judge to dismiss a lawsuit determined to have no merit before it goes to trial and caps non-economic damages, also...

Scrushy attorney blames fraud on subordinates, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AL

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The accounting fraud at HealthSouth Corp. was not orchestrated by Richard Scrushy but by his subordinates, an attorney for the rehabilitation chain's fired CEO argued Tuesday in a shareholder lawsuit against him.Attorney Jim Parkman asked Jefferson County Circuit Judge...

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Ex-East Chicago mayor doesn't show for trial, IN

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A civil racketeering trial set to start Tuesday was called off when former East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick and one of his former aides failed to show up in federal court in Hammond.U.S. District Court Clerk Stephen R. Ludwig issued an entry of default against Pastrick and...

Seattle-area drug ring leader gets 20 years, WA

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — The leader of a major drug ring based in Seattle and Rexburg, Idaho, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.U.S. District Judge James L. Robert said Tuesday in Seattle the size of the operation and 21-year-old Jose Barraza-Vidal's role justified the long term. Federal investigators...

S & P raises HealthSouth outlook to 'Positive', APFN

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Tuesday raised its outlook on HealthSouth Corp., an inpatient rehabilitation services provider, to "Positive" from "Stable."Standard & Poor's said the Birmingham, Ala., company benefits from a competitive advantage, along with positive...

HL:StrataGold says shareholders vote in favour of takeover by Victoria Gold@

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — StrataGold Corp. (TSX:SGV) said Tuesday that shareholders have voted 96 per cent in favour of a takeover of the company by Victoria Gold Corp. (TSXV:VIT).Victoria Gold wants to more than triple its gold reserves with the deal to acquire Vancouver-based StrataGold that was announced...

Moody's cuts ratings on commercial printer Cenveo, APFN

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Investors Service said Tuesday it has lowered its non-investment grade ratings for Cenveo Inc., saying that conditions in the commercial printing industry may remain difficult even after the economy improves.Moody's downgraded Cenveo's corporate family rating and probability...

Whitehouse on trip to Iraq, Afghanistan, RI

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is meeting with American troops and foreign dignitaries on a visit to the Middle East.Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat, is part of a congressional delegation visiting Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.He met with American troops in Iraq and the U.S....

Tuuesday's Canadian Briefs

May 26, 2009 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chalk River shutdown worse than before: ex-nuclear safety head

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