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HL:Grain giant Viterra bulks up global reach with take over of ABB Grain of Australia@

May 19, 2009 7:28 am | by Jennifer Graham@Associated Press | News | Comments

REGINA — Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) is moving to take over ABB Grain Ltd. of Australia in a C$1.4-billion, or A$1.6 billion, cash-and-stock deal that the Canadian company says will expand its global reach.The combination of Canada's largest grain-handling enterprise and the former Australian Barley...

Poll:51 pct of Swedes want new vote on euro, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 7:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A little over half of Sweden's voters want a new referendum on whether to adopt the euro as their currency, a survey showed Tuesday.According to Stockholm-based Novus Opinion, 51 percent of 1,000 respondents said they favored a new vote.Fourty-four percent were against, while the...

Morgan Stanley prices 27.7 million shares of MSCI, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley said Tuesday it will raise $595.7 million as it sells off its remaining 27.7 million shares in indexing and analytics company MSCI Inc.The secondary offering of the New York-based company's stake in MSCI, which provides investment decision support tools, was priced at...


Daniels says cost of I-69 extension can be cut, IN

May 19, 2009 7:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A new $3.1 billion price tag for the extension of Interstate 69 between Indianapolis and Evansville can be reduced by ignoring some federal rules, Gov. Mitch Daniels said.Speaking Monday to a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana in Evansville, Daniels said...

The Thai Capital Fund Reports First Quarter Earnings

May 19, 2009 7:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Thai Capital Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE Amex: TF) (NYSE Alternext US: TF), a closed-end management investment company seeking long-term capital appreciation through investment primarily in equity securities of Thai companies, today announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2009...

Democratic fundraiser convicted of corruption, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 7:22 am | by TOM HAYS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime fundraiser Norman Hsu was convicted Tuesday of violating campaign finance laws in a case that became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats he courted.A jury in federal court in Manhattan deliberated less than three hours...

'Heroes,' 'Chuck' part of NBC's time-share season, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is giving the equivalent of broadcast timeshares to "Heroes," ''Chuck" and some of its six new series to keep airing original fare in a schedule where the chief constant is Jay Leno.The network is building prime time and its hopes to escape fourth place around Leno and the...

ND company to handle Chinese city's health data, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ND

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Chinese city has hired a North Dakota company to collect and analyze health data as part of a push to improve its residents' medical care, a company executive says.Noridian Administrative Services, of Fargo, will be building a data center and a call center in China to handle...


Tethys Petroleum Limited: First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tethys Petroleum Limited ("Tethys" or the "Company" (TSX: TPL)) today announced its first quarter 2009 financial results. These are the first results reported by the Company in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The Company's previous financial results have been...

Penn Virginia prices offering at $19 per share, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — Penn Virginia Corp. on Tuesday said it priced its public common stock offering of 3.5 million shares at $19 apiece, a discount to its Monday closing price of $20.22.That puts proceeds from the offering at about $66.5 million.The oil and natural gas company said its underwriters...

UFood Grill Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) has appointed two new members to their Board of Directors. Joining the team are Keith Mueller and Richard Golden, both formerly of Accenture.Mr. Mueller currently serves as Advisor to BookKeeping Express, the only national...

Spaniard sued for music file-sharing networks

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by CIARAN GILES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADRID (AP) — Recording companies went to court Tuesday claiming euro13 million ($17.5 million) from a Spaniard they accuse of profiting from computer programs he designed to allow free music downloads over the Internet.The Promusicae association of Spanish recording firms and branches of...

Altria echos that smokeless items key for business, US

May 19, 2009 7:15 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's largest tobacco maker, Altria Group, is reiterating the importance of smokeless tobacco products to its business.The Richmond-based maker of Marlboro, Parliament and Virginia Slims held its shareholder meeting in Richmond on Tuesday.Chief Executive Michael E....

Pack Light With iGo(R) This Memorial Holiday Weekend

May 19, 2009 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —According to the AAA, 38.8 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial holiday ( despite the weakened economy, high gas prices and increased vacation costs. As 84% of those travelers hit the road and 11% fly the friendly skies, the majority of...

Yusuf embraces his Cat Stevens legacy on new CD, US

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by CHARLES J. GANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Yusuf enjoys the reaction he gets while driving his 1960s-vintage Volkswagen van though London — a vehicle he recently had custom-painted with artwork from his days as the artist known as Cat Stevens, including images depicting classic hits like "Peace Train" and...


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