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Geithner to meet with top Chinese officials, US

May 27, 2009 5:59 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiaboa next week as part of high-level discussions on ways to promote balanced and sustained growth in both nations.The Treasury Department said Wednesday that Geithner's two days of...

Car, truck sales drop 30 percent, WI

May 27, 2009 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — This might not come as a surprise. Fewer people are buying new cars and trucks in Wisconsin.Sales dropped 30 percent in April compared to the same month a year ago.Cross-Sell does market analysis for automotive dealers nationwide. It says about 14,600 new cars and trucks were sold...

In Asia, diabetes epidemic stirs economic concern, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 27, 2009 5:59 am | by ROBIN McDOWELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Diabetes is spiraling in Asia but — unlike the West — those affected are relatively young and less likely to be struggling with obesity, a new study shows.Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday said the disease has turned into a...

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New Platform Offers Clients Sophisticated Content Management and Analytical Tools

May 27, 2009 5:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.gongos.com () —Empowering clients with new ways to become immersed in online research communities, Gongos Research launches i Communities 2009 -- an advanced 2.0 platform that supports a new spectrum of research community offerings. The new platform enables rich enhancements to its...

EADS repeats financial forecasts for 2009, EU

May 27, 2009 5:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMSTERDAM (AP) — EADS, the owner of Airbus, said Wednesday it expects orders for 300 planes in 2009 and repeated other financial forecasts.European Aeronautics Defense and Space Co. has headquarters in Germany and France and is incorporated in the Netherlands.Speaking at the company's annual...

Polo Ralph Lauren 4Q profit falls on charges, APFN

May 27, 2009 5:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. said Wednesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter profit dropped 57 percent, weighed down by restructuring and impairment charges and higher expenses. Still, adjusted results handily beat analysts' estimates.The apparel maker also declined to give a fiscal 2010...

Man found dead outside Grand Junction truck stop, CO

May 27, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Grand Junction police are investigating what they call a suspicious death after a truck driver found a man unconscious near a vehicle outside a truck stop.Officers responded to a call concerning the man at about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the Acorn Travel Plaza, near...

Delta Petroleum chairman and CEO resigns, APFN

May 27, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Oil and gas producer Delta Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday said its chairman and Chief Executive Roger Parker is resigning from the company after 22 years.Parker said he plans to "pursue new business interests," but will remain involved as a consultant for six months to assist in the...

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Myanmar issue overshadows meeting of ASEAN, EU foreign ministers+

May 27, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHNOM PENH, May 27 (Kyodo) — Civic groups, rights groups and parliamentarians from Cambodia's opposition urged Wednesday that ASEAN and EU foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh to press the Myanmar junta to release democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Among them was Pung Chhiv Guek, a prominent...

President continues fundraising tour, US

May 27, 2009 5:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama is continuing a Western trip in which he's devoting more time to fundraising than to public policy.The president is scheduled to visit a photovoltaic facility at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base today. He will be accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Harry...

29 countries blast US over new dairy subsidies, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 27, 2009 5:52 am | by BRADLEY S. KLAPPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — Twenty-nine countries at the World Trade Organization criticized the United States on Wednesday for reintroducing export subsidies on U.S. dairy products, calling the handouts a dangerous retreat into protectionism and warning of "subsidy wars."Brazil, speaking on behalf of 23...

US: Carbon pollution to grow by 40 percent., 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 5:52 am | by H. JOSEF HEBERT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP — The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide seeping into the atmosphere will increase by nearly 40 percent worldwide by 2030 if ways are not found to require mandatory emission reductions, a U.S. government report said Wednesday.The Energy Information Administration said world...

Red Cross unable to visit camps in Sri Lanka, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 27, 2009 5:52 am | by ELIANE ENGELER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The Red Cross has been barred from visiting some camps in Sri Lanka to check on people held by the government since the country's military defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels, the agency's president said Wednesday.Jakob Kellenberger said he has asked the Sri Lankan government for access...

Last Stair-Climbing Wheelchair

May 27, 2009 5:52 am | by Lauran Neergard, AP Medical Writer | Articles | Comments

The nation's first stair-climbing wheelchair hit the market with a bang but disappeared with a whimper, a casualty of price that raises a big question: How much will society agree to pay for high-tech help for the disabled? 

Israel on edge as US presses to halt settlements, 5th Ld-Writethru, ML

May 27, 2009 5:51 am | by AMY TEIBEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel rejected on Thursday a U.S. demand to freeze all construction in West Bank Jewish settlements to encourage peace talks, deepening a dispute with the Obama administration that has the hard-line Israeli government increasingly on edge.The tensions flared on the same day...

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