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in a Down Market - Seasoned Businessman Recognizes Young Entrepreneur's Talent at the Rothwell Gornt Companies Business Editors

May 19, 2009 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--Robert Iwamoto and family, a founding member of First Asian Bank, and president of Roberts Hawaii Inc., Hawaii's largest employee-owned firm, has chosen the Rothwell Gornt Companies as the leasing agents for their commercial shopping center at Peace and...

Loaded guns allowed in national parks under bill, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 9:24 am | by MATTHEW DALY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Congress is moving to restore a Bush administration policy that allowed loaded guns in national parks.The Senate voted Tuesday to allow guns in national parks and wildlife refuges, and the House could follow suit as soon as Wednesday.The measure is...

HL:SFK Pulp taking more downtime to adjust to market conditions@

May 19, 2009 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — SFK Pulp Fund (TSX:SFK.UN) is taking downtime over the coming months at its mills in Quebec and the United States to adjust to challenging market conditions.The Quebec-based company also hopes a positive court ruling this week on its quest for a court injunction blocking AbitibiBowater...

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UOMO Rated Speculative Buy by Independent Research Firm

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

UOMO Media Inc. (OTCBB: UOMO), a multi-channel entertainment company is pleased to announce that the Company was rated by Harbinger Research, an independent investment analysis research firm, as its 'Speculative Buy' pick.Harbinger Research, LLC is a leading independent analysis research company...

Arkansas editorial roundup of May 19, AR

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texarkana Gazette, May 19 — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear challenges to the California law that allows marijuana to be legally used for certain medical conditions.San Diego and San Bernardino counties have been trying to get the law overturned. They argue federal drug laws that...

Study finds decline of honeybee colonies slowing, CA

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by GARANCE BURKE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The health of the nation's honeybees may be improving slightly, but a mysterious combination of ailments is still decimating their colonies, federal officials said Tuesday.U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers said bee colonies declined by 29 percent between September...

Judges: British lawyer lied to shield Berlusconi, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 9:23 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN (AP) — Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday he will respond in Parliament to a judicial panel's determination that a British lawyer lied in court to protect him in exchange for $600,000.A three-judge panel released a 400-page document laying out its reasons for finding British lawyer David...

Nintendo returns to the ring with 'Punch-Out!!'

May 19, 2009 9:17 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In the early 1980s, after Muhammad Ali retired, boxing was losing its mojo. It took two larger-than-life brawlers to bring star power back to the ring: Mike Tyson and Little Mac.They were the stars of the 1987 Nintendo game "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!" If you had a Nintendo Entertainment System back...

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Wash. unemployment rate stayed same in April, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WA

May 19, 2009 9:17 am | by RACHEL LA CORTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in more than a year, Washington's unemployment rate hasn't had a monthly increase, but state officials on Tuesday cautioned it doesn't mean the worst is over.The state's jobless rate for April was an estimated 9.1 percent, the same as the revised rate for...

Commission rejects OSU's plans for science center, OR

May 19, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Plans to build the Linus Pauling Science Center at Oregon State University have been rejected by the Corvallis Historic Resources Commission, which says the structure would be incompatible with design and materials in nearby historic buildings.The Corvallis City Council heard...

HL:'Model' villages around Kandahar aim to render Taliban 'irrelevant'@

May 19, 2009 9:17 am | by Colin Perkel@Associated Press | News | Comments

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Canada's reconstruction mission in treacherous southern Afghanistan is poised to embark on a new phase in the coming weeks with efforts focused on normalizing small population centres on the five main approaches to Kandahar, the country's second-largest city.The aim is to...

Ireland braces for report on Catholic child abuse, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 9:17 am | by SHAWN POGATCHNIK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN (AP) — For decades, thousands of Irish children suffered soul-crushing lives of forced labor, beatings and molestation in spartan institutions run by Roman Catholic religious orders. Campaigners for the abused believe that a measure of justice may finally be arriving — despite the church's...

Senate OKs bill to rein in credit card industry

May 19, 2009 9:17 am | by ANNE FLAHERTY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to rein in credit card rate increases and excessive fees, hoping to give voters some breathing room amid a recession that has left hundreds of thousands of Americans jobless or facing foreclosure.The House was on track to pass the measure...

Publisher of Offers.com, Celebrates Sixth Anniversary Business Editors/Marketing Writers

May 19, 2009 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Vertive, Inc., a leading performance marketing company, celebrated the company's sixth anniversary today. Vertive has created and published over 25 best-in-class Web sites for targeted vertical categories, and in 2009 launched Offers.com, the first...

U.S. Strategy Should Avoid Inflating Iran's Role in Middle East Instability, Exploit Constraints on Iranian Power and Seek Areas of Engagement, RAND Study Finds

May 19, 2009 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: National, Foreign editorsSANTA MONICA, Calif., May 19 (AScribe Newswire) -- Iran's rise as a regional power presents a key foreign policy and security challenge to the United States, but its reach may be more limited than Western conventional wisdom suggests, according to a RAND...

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