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New Cloud Monitor and Enterprise Analytics with RightNow May '09 Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 27, 2009 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOZEMAN, Mont.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- RightNow (NASDAQ: RNOW) adds Cloud Monitor and Enterprise Analytics to the latest version of its on demand customer relationship management (CRM) solution, RightNow May '09."Today, companies can't force one-sided conversations with customers;...

Philly suburbs sue over airport expansion plans, CORRECTION, PA

May 27, 2009 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — Suburban officials are suing the city of Philadelphia over its plans to expand Philadelphia International Airport.The city-owned airport is partly in the city limits and partly in neighboring Tinicum Township, Delaware County.The township and the county sued the city Tuesday in...

Data Show Mixed Results on Key Workforce Indicators That Can Impact Performance over Time Business Editors

May 27, 2009 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STAMFORD, Conn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- As the global recession wears on, employees are feeling increasing stress in the workplace that, if left unchecked, could impact business performance, according to Towers Perrin's Workplace Watch, a newly launched quarterly look at employee...

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Management Programs Business Editors

May 27, 2009 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009--EMB, a global property and casualty (P&C) consulting firm, today identified the top three shortfalls in insurer risk management programs: inconsistent or poorly executed models, inadequate enterprise-wide collaboration, and contagion impact among human...

Burger King adds 3 new healthier kids meals, APFN

May 27, 2009 4:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI (AP) — Burger King Corp., the nation's No. 2 hamburger chain, said Wednesday it is adding three new Kids Meal options that comply with its pledge to only advertise healthier meals to children.The three new meals are all less than 560 calories and contain less than 600 milligrams of sodium....

SC coastal city boosts sales tax to advertise, SC

May 27, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — One of South Carolina's top tourist cities is raising the sales tax, to pay for advertising to attract more visitors.The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that City Council voted to impose a 1 percent sales tax to pay for tourism promotion.The tax goes into effect Aug. 1...

Culver signs final bills and vetoes others, IA

May 27, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Chet Culver has signed eight appropriations bills and an executive order and vetoed a handful of mainly provisions to budget bills in his final action on measures approved during this year's legislative session.The appropriation bills signed late Tuesday include...

Slumping Treasury bond prices send stocks lower, 19th Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 4:00 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market put its rally back on hold as investors worried about rising borrowing costs.The Dow Jones industrial average fell almost 175 points Wednesday, erasing most of the previous day's rally as a jump in government bond yields fanned concerns that higher interest rates...

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PNC Financial raises $600M through stock offer, APFN

May 27, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — PNC Financial Services Group Inc. said Wednesday it raised more than $600 million in cash through a sale of 15 million shares of common stock.PNC sold shares throughout a nearly two-week period known as an "at the market" offering, where shares are sold in batches at market prices...

Verso proposes offering of $325M in senior notes, APFN

May 27, 2009 3:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Verso Paper Corp. said Wednesday its subsidiary Verso Escrow LLC is considering a private offering of senior secured notes worth $325 million.The proceeds would be used to pay back the $252.9 million remaining under its term loan, Verso said. Additional proceeds would be used...

Cajundome deficit stands at $95,000, LA

May 27, 2009 3:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Director Greg Davis told the Cajundome Commission that the facility is doing a little better halfway through the fiscal year than projected back in January.David said on Tuesday that "better" means a deficit of only $95,000 midway through the fiscal year that ends Oct....

Bonds lose ground despite strong auction, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 3:55 am | by MADLEN READ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Not even a strong auction Wednesday could calm investors' worries about the upcoming torrent of supply in Treasury debt.Treasury prices sank, pulling stocks down along with them, even after the government sold $35 billion in five-year notes to decent demand. The yield on the...

PSN Top Guns Ranking Business Editors

May 27, 2009 3:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- The Zacks Market Neutral Strategy joined the ranks of other veteran Zacks strategies on PSN's Top Guns List in the All Cap Core Equities Market Neutral Universe. This rank was awarded to the top ten performing firms in their peer group for this choice type...

EU: ECB chief should head new EU oversight agency, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 27, 2009 3:49 am | by AOIFE WHITE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Central Bank president should head a new oversight agency to monitor risks to the European Union economy and help prevent a repeat of the financial crisis that has dragged the region into recession, the EU executive said Wednesday.It also proposed giving the central...

Va Port Authority revenue, container traffic down, VA

May 27, 2009 3:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Port Authority says its operating revenue and container traffic has declined by double digits so far this fiscal year, and officials are blaming the global recession and competition from a new port facility in Portsmouth.From July 1 to April 30, container volume for...

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