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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...

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

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

http://www.wave.com () —Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) (www.wave.com (http://www.wave.com) ) 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

http://www.adnas.com () —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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Transax Reports First Quarter 2009 Results

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

Transax International Limited (Transax) (OTCBB: TNSX), a network solutions company for healthcare providers and health insurance companies, today reported financial results for first quarter ended March 31, 2009.For the quarter ending March 31, 2009, Transax generated net revenues of $952,318...

Treasurys drop on worries over UK debt, supply, US

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

NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury prices dropped Thursday as credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's raised questions about the ability of governments to stimulate the economy with public spending.Standard & Poor's said Britain may have its rating cut because of rising debt levels, which would raise...

Ahead of the Bell: 4Q recovery seen for Limited, APFN

May 21, 2009 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Limited Brands Inc.'s prospects for a fourth-quarter recovery are good after it beat Wall Street expectations, an analyst said Thursday.Limited, which operates Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works and other stores, late Wednesday reported a first-quarter profit, beating...

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers, 2Takes, AL

May 21, 2009 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers:The Anniston Star on Sonia Sotomayor:When Alabama's Hugo Black was called to be a Supreme Court justice by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937, the powerful senator already exuded influence.The strength of his character, however, came from his humble...

Holdings Board Continues to Believe Amalgamation with Max Will Provide Superior Value to IPC Shareholders Business Editors

May 21, 2009 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMILTON, Bermuda-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- IPC Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: IPCR; BSX: IPCR BH) announced today that its Board of Directors unanimously reaffirmed its recommendation of IPC's proposed amalgamation with Max Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MXGL; BSX: MXGL BH). The Board unanimously...

Maine hostage heroes honored, ME

May 21, 2009 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Four Stockton Springs Elementary School employees and 10 police officers have been honored for their handling of a hostage situation at the school last Halloween.The four school employees received an award for bravery and police were recognized for their actions during a Maine...

Zippo lighter-making plant begins 8-day shutdown, PA

May 21, 2009 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — Zippo Manufacturing Co. is shutting down its cigarette lighter plant in north central Pennsylvania for eight days because of the soft economy.The shutdown in Bradford begins Thursday and will end May 29.Company officials aren't saying how many workers are affected by the...

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