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Norway urges Russian caution in Telenor dispute, EU

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by CATRINA STEWART - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Norway urged Russia Tuesday not to sell Telenor's stake in VimpelCom, Russia's No. 2 mobile operator, to recover $1.7 billion that a court has ordered the Norwegian company to pay.Russian bailiffs seized the stake after Telenor refused a Siberian court order to pay VimpelCom $1.7...

HL:Canadian PC market expected to go back to positive growth in 2010@

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — The Canadian market for personal computers fell in the first quarter and the remainder of 2009 doesn't look optimistic, says IDC Canada.Unit volumes in the first quarter were down 14 per cent over the same period last year to reach 1.3 million desktops, laptops and netbooks shipped in...

Recent editorials from New Jersey newspapers, NJ

May 19, 2009 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunday's (May 24) Star-Ledger of Newark on President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's contrasting approaches to combating terrorism:The virtual debate between President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney pitted a consummate pragmatist (Obama) against an all-out absolutist...

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US congressional black caucus fasts for Darfur, US

May 19, 2009 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by actress Mia Farrow, members of the U.S. Congress announced Tuesday that they were beginning a limited hunger strike to show solidarity with the people in Sudan's Darfur region and demand President Barack Obama's help in ending the suffering there."Among President...

Mexico nabs new drug lord, but is it winning war?, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LT

May 19, 2009 9:36 am | by MARK STEVENSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of a drug cartel lieutenant as he stepped off a private plane — fresh from a brazen baptism party held by his boss — has sparked a debate about whether Mexico is winning the drug war or facing a fearless enemy.Soldiers acting on an anonymous tip arrested Rodolfo Lopez...

Geomagic Studio 11 Earns Certification

May 19, 2009 9:32 am | News | Comments

Geomagic announces that Geomagic Studio 11 has earned full certification for use with Autodesk Inventor 2009 and 2010 software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications program. 

St. Louis County man with swine flu dies, 4th Ld-Writethru, MO

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by BETSY TAYLOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 44-year-old St. Louis County man diagnosed with swine flu after traveling to Mexico died Tuesday, state and county health officials said.The man's name was not released. He died Tuesday around 6:15 a.m. while in intensive care at an undisclosed St. Louis-area hospital.Missouri...

Peirsol hopes FINA ruling will get focus off suits, SWM

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by PAUL NEWBERRY - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A few days after signing with Arena, five-time Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol got a chance to race in the company's newest swimsuit.It might have been the only time.The Arena X-Glide was one of the high-tech suits that failed to win approval when FINA, the sport's governing body, finally got...

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Analysts upgrade State Street, shares rise, APFN

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of State Street, a bank that specializes in serving institutional investors and wealthy customers, rose Tuesday afternoon as two analysts upgraded their ratings on the bank.State Street shares rose $1.30, or 3.1 percent, to $43.09 in afternoon trading. Shares of the...

ConocoPhillips Statement on American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 Business Editors/Energy Editors/Government Writers

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- ConocoPhillips views the current Congressional debate regarding climate as important because it underscores the complexity in developing legislation that balances our nation's economic growth, national security and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction...

Ohio bill would raise top speed limit to 70 mph, 2nd Ld-Writethru, OH

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by MATT LEINGANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite warnings from safety advocates, a group of lawmakers wants Ohio to join 32 other states that have raised speed limits to 70 mph or higher on certain roads.The move comes as gasoline prices remain about $2.30 per gallon, much lower than a year ago, and as a new state...

Xcel seeks increase in proposed rate hike, 1st Ld-Writethru, NM

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy plans to file a settlement with state regulators Wednesday that will include a smaller increase in electric rates than it sought when it filed for higher rates in December.Xcel and the state Public Regulatory Commission held a hearing Monday in Hobbs to discuss the...

Record labels ask court to close Pirate Bay links, EU

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by MALIN RISING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Four major record labels on Tuesday asked the Stockholm district court to order file-sharing Web site The Pirate Bay to remove links to their music.The petition by the Swedish units of Universal, EMI, Sony and Warner Music comes a month after four men behind the site were sentenced...

Mich. lawmakers lobby for federal battery funds, CORRECTION, MI

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — All 17 of Michigan's U.S. Senate and House members are asking the federal energy secretary to give the state a sizable share of grants spurring the manufacturing of advanced batteries, electric motors and electronics.The $2 billion in grants is part of the federal recovery...

HL:Desktop computers dragging down Canada's PC market@

May 19, 2009 9:29 am | by LuAnn LaSalle@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — The Canadian market for personal computers isn't expected to reboot to positive growth until 2010 because consumers and businesses are delaying purchases and waiting for new technologies, says IDC Canada.Desktop computers dragged down the market in the first quarter and the volume of...

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