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World markets slump amid slew of bad news, 6th Ld-Writethru

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by PAN PYLAS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — World stock markets plunged Thursday as more big job losses in the U.S. further diminished hopes that the world's largest economy would soon be growing again and a leading rating agency warned that Britain may face a downgrade to its debt rating.In Europe, Germany's DAX dropped 138.27...

Urges Stockholders to Vote FOR the Board's Nominees On the WHITE Proxy Card Today

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trico Marine Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRMA) (the "Company" or "Trico") today announced that it is mailing a letter to the Company's stockholders in connection with the Company's 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, scheduled for June 10,...

NH House passes border sales tax bill, NH

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has passed a bill intending to protect retailers from becoming tax collectors for other states.The bill, which had passed the Senate, bars retailers from sharing sales information with out-of-state tax collectors. It was filed in response to action in...

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North Dakota sandbag tally approaches 18 million, US

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of sandbags that protected Jim Brenan's south Fargo home from Red River floodwaters are gone. Now he has deep ruts in what used to be his lawn, shattered sidewalks and a broken sprinkler system. But no complaints."It's still a little rough around the edges," said Brenan,...

Featured on Cloud Computing Panel at Interop Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 21, 2009 2:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EMERYVILLE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Aspera, creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world's digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions, today announced that Michelle Munson, co-founder and president, is...

Mobile woman convicted for theft from company, AL

May 21, 2009 2:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A former employee at the Mobile Paper Board, Inc., has been convicted of stealing more than $193,000 from the company.Alabama Attorney General Troy King said 53-year-old Pamela Guyton pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree theft.Guyton, a former weigh master at the recycling...

Euro falls slightly against dollar, EU

May 21, 2009 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — The euro fell slightly against the dollar Monday but hovered near five-month highs as concerns over U.S. debt burdens persisted.The 16-nation euro bought 1.3985 in morning European trading, down from 1.4011 late Friday in New York. That was the currency's first rise above $1.40 since...

Help Write the Story of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

May 21, 2009 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the next 12 months, the Content Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be holding sessions across Canada to provide Canadians with the opportunity to help develop the content of the Museum. The aim of these sessions is to identify stories and perspectives that...

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Contract With EBITSCHenergietechnik for Approximately $115 Million Energy Editors/Building/Construction Writers

May 21, 2009 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREMONT, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Solyndra, Inc., a manufacturer of innovative proprietary photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial rooftops, announced it has signed a new long-term sales contract with solar integrator EBITSCHenergietechnik, based in Zapfendorf, Germany. The...

Satisfaction Tops Money, Respect, Promotion as the Top Motivator at Work: Monster.ca Poll Business Editors/Labor/Career Writers

May 21, 2009 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- We may all want money, respect and status but most Canadians say it's personal satisfaction that motivates them to do a good job at work, according to the latest Monster.ca online poll.The new online poll, involving 6,624 Canadians, asked visitors to...

China reports progress in economic stimulus effort, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 21, 2009 1:54 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — A quarter of China's 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) economic stimulus package is going to rebuilding areas hit by last year's devastating earthquake in Sichuan, the government said Thursday, as questions swirled over how the money is being spent and whether it is spurring a...

LEAD: Japan's crude steel output drops 43.6% in April+

May 21, 2009 1:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO IN 3RD AND LAST 2 GRAFS)Crude steel production in Japan totaled 5.72 million tons in April, down 43.6 percent from a year earlier and marking the seventh consecutive monthly fall, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation said Thursday.The dismal figure reflects...

LEAD: Ex-Livedoor execs ordered to pay 7.6 bil. yen in compensation+

May 21, 2009 1:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO)The Tokyo District Court on Thursday ordered Livedoor Co., now LDH Corp., Takafumi Horie, the founder and former president of Livedoor, and other former Livedoor executives to pay about 7.63 billion yen in compensation for stock losses they caused the...

CenturyTel gets 3 more state approvals, LA

May 21, 2009 1:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONROE, La. (AP) — Telecommunications provider CenturyTel says its pending acquisition of Embarq has won regulatory approval in California, Oregon and Virginia.Monroe-based CenturyTel now has approvals from 31 of 33 needed states to complete the deal. The two companies provide service in those...

BW)(URUGUAY-MINERAL-EXPLORAT)(UME.TSX VENTURE)(UGY.LSE) Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc: Change of Nominated Adviser and Broker

May 21, 2009 1:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:UME) (LSE:UGY), a gold production and exploration company, announced today that Matrix Corporate Capital LLP has been appointed Nominated Adviser and Broker to the Company with...

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