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Worries over persistent job losses pound stocks, 15th Ld, US

May 21, 2009 4:48 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Another bad signal from the job market and anxiety over a possible downgrade of British government debt sent stocks sharply lower Thursday.A report that claims for unemployment benefits set a record for the 16th straight week is causing the market to reconsider its optimism over...

Evidence from 4 witnesses withheld in DSU shooting, DE

May 21, 2009 4:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Court documents show that state prosecutors did not turn over evidence from interviews with at least four witnesses to a fatal shooting at Delaware State University.Prosecutors acknowledge in court documents that in the most critical interview, which police did not report in...

Republic Bancorp increases dividend 9 percent, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republic Bancorp Inc. said Thursday said it is increasing its common stock dividends by 9 percent.The bank holding company, which operates branches in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio, increased its class A common stock dividend to 13.2 cents per share and its class B common stock...


ICS Solutions -- the Leading UK-Based, Microsoft SharePoint Partner -- Embraces InDorse's Award-Winning SharePoint Solution

May 21, 2009 4:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —InDorse Technologies ( today announced the opening of its UK operations, and appointed Peter Meehan as the vice president of operations. Under the direction of Meehan, the new UK division has already established notable market penetration,...

NASA saving money by turning urine into water, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:42 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) — At the international space station, it was one small sip for man and a giant gulp of recycled urine for mankind.Astronauts aboard the space station celebrated a space first on Wednesday by drinking water that had been recycled from their urine, sweat and water that condenses from...

Microsemi High-Performance LED Drivers Now Available in Easy Plug-and-Play Modules for Multi-String LED Panels

May 21, 2009 4:42 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif., May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, today extended its comprehensive line of backlight-driving integrated plug-and-play system...

Services set for Ill. soldier killed in Iraq, IL

May 21, 2009 4:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Services are scheduled for a soldier from southwestern Illinois killed in an explosion in Iraq.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Renner Funeral Home in Belleville for 27-year-old Army Spc. David Schaefer of St. Clair County.Burial will be held in Jefferson...

Jobs scarce with nearly 6.7M on benefit rolls

May 21, 2009 4:42 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sign that jobs likely will remain scarce through next year emerged Thursday in a report showing a record number of Americans receiving unemployment aid.And plant shutdowns by Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp. could further harm the economy in coming months. Economists are...


Hot Springs passport center gets stimulus money, AR

May 21, 2009 4:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A center in Hot Springs that makes U.S. passports will be able to renovate and expand with $880,000 in economic stimulus money.The money announced Wednesday is from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A spokesman for Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark. said the State Department...

''Smart" Appliances Empower Users to Save Money, Reduce Need for Additional Energy Generation Business Editors/Environment Writers/Consumer Products Writers

May 21, 2009 4:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Six months into the GE Consumer & Industrial and Louisville Gas & Electric Company (LG&E), pilot program that uses smart meters, smart or demand response appliances, and a tiered pricing program - results reveal participants are choosing...

Admiral Bobby R. Inman Joins Wave as an Advisor to the Board

May 21, 2009 4:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) ( ( ) announced today that it has named Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.), as an Advisor to the Company's Board of Directors, with the title of Advisory Director. Wave looks to Admiral Inman's decades of...

Quaterra Receives NYSE Amex Notification

May 21, 2009 4:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Quaterra Resources Inc. ("the Company") (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM) today announced it has received notice from the staff of the NYSE Amex LLC (the "Amex") that, based on their review of publicly available information, the Company does not currently meet certain of the Amex's continued...

UN chief visits Sri Lanka war refugees, AS

May 21, 2009 4:36 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MANIK FARM, Sri Lanka (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited a displacement camp packed with tens of thousands of Tamil civilians in northern Sri Lanka as he appealed Saturday to the triumphant government to "heal the wounds" after three decades of civil war.The secretary-general was the...

Applied DNA Sciences Recovers SigNature DNA From Stolen Cash

May 21, 2009 4:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based security solutions, announced that it has successfully authenticated SigNature@ DNA on stolen bank notes received from the UK Police, assisting them in the prosecution of the alleged perpetrators.Dr. James...

Woman arrested outside 'Idol' finale, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested a woman Tuesday night after officers said they saw her try to choke Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend as she left a taping of Fox's "American Idol.""Extra" correspondent Terri Seymour, who dated Cowell for several years, was not injured.Janice Thibodeaux, 33, remained...


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