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Allegheny Technologies Announces Proposed Concurrent Senior Notes and Convertible Notes Offerings Business Editors

May 26, 2009 12:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) announced today its intention to offer concurrently $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2019 and $350 million aggregate principal amount of convertible notes due 2014. The offerings...

U-Store-It Declares Second Quarter 2009 Dividend

May 26, 2009 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —U-Store-It Trust (NYSE: YSI), a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities, announced that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly dividend of $0.025 per common share for the period ending June 30, 2009. The...

Tire fire forces evacuation of East Texas town, 7th Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 12:41 pm | by ANABELLE GARAY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Toxic smoke from a blaze in an acre-size heap of old tires forced the evacuation of a small East Texas town and closed its schools Tuesday.Firefighters did not have enough water and foam to extinguish the fire, so they dug a ditch to get dirt to smolder the flames. Morning rain aided...


HL:Government projections show retiring workers will leave B.C. very short@

May 26, 2009 12:41 pm | by Terri Theodore @Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government could lose as much as 60 per cent of its greying workforce in some ministries to retirement in the next decade, according to government documents.It means government plans to chop $1.9 billion over the next three years, in part by cutting executive and ministry...

Albi Homes Launches Estate Product in Cranston

May 26, 2009 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With ten new show homes added to their repertoire since last fall, Albi Homes ( - a Calgary new home builder, is proud to announce the grand opening of two new spectacular Estate show homes in Cranston Estates (

HL:McGuinty hints at possible aid for GM pensioners despite earlier opposition@

May 26, 2009 12:36 pm | by Romina Maurino@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has opened the door to the possibility of bailing out GM pensioners despite earlier pledges that taxpayer dollars wouldn't cover the retirees.While discussions on the aid package for the struggling automaker are still underway and no announcement is...

Safety review ordered after Boston trolley crash, 1st Ld-Writethru, MA

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by GLEN JOHNSON - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — State officials announced Tuesday that they have ordered a peer review of transit safety practices after a trolley crash caused by a driver who police say was sending a text message at the time.Transportation Secretary James Aloisi said he had asked American Public Transportation...

Receives Complete Response Letter for BOTOX@ (Botulinum Toxin Type A) for Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity in Adults Business Editors/Medical Editors

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) today announced it has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Company's Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for BOTOX(R) (Botulinum Toxin Type A) to...


TransAlta Announces $200 Million of Senior Notes due 2014

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) today announced it has priced an offering of $200 million of 6.45 per cent senior notes due in 2014. The senior notes were priced at 99.823 per cent for yield to maturity of 6.49 per cent. The notes have been rated BBB (stable) by Dominion Bond Rating...

Company lays off more workers in Oakes, 1st Ld-Writethru, ND

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A plant that has provided jobs in the southeastern North Dakota town of Oakes for decades is down to about five dozen workers after another round of layoffs.JLG Industries Inc., which makes aerial work platform lifts for commercial and military use, on Friday notified 23...

Last exec gets 2½ years in SC's biggest bankruptcy, 2nd Ld-Writethru, SC

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by JEFFREY COLLINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A former top executive of a company in the biggest bankruptcy in South Carolina history was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Tuesday after tearfully telling a judge that she thinks of investors who lost their life savings every day.The lawyer for former HomeGold Chief Financial...

HL:Zarlink reports Q4 loss of US$50.3 million, hurt by goodwill charge@

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Zarlink Semiconductor (TSX:ZL) reported Tuesday a fourth-quarter loss, hurt by a US$46.9-million charge to goodwill.The Ottawa-based company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, reported a loss Tuesday of US$50.3 million or 41 cents per diluted share for the three months ended March 27...

HL:75 years after Dionne quints' birth, modern multiples still making headlines@

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by Lauren La Rose@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — They were hailed as medical miracles just by virtue of their survival as the world's first-known living quintuplets, but the triumph of the Dionne sisters' births would ultimately be overshadowed by tragedy.Removed from their family home, they were made wards of the state and would spend...

Accenture plans to switch incorporation to Ireland, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Business consultant and outsourcing company Accenture Ltd. said Tuesday its board approved a plan to change its place of incorporation to Ireland from Bermuda.Accenture's shareholders will be asked to vote in favor of the proposal within the next three to four months.Ireland, a...

Insurer Cigna spent $450K lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Managed care company Cigna Corp. spent $450,000 lobbying on health insurance and Medicare-related issues during the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure report.The Philadelphia-based insurer lobbied on health insurance assistance for the unemployed, the Children's...


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