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Clark County dissolves redevelopment program, NV

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners have dissolved the county's redevelopment program and reallocated millions of dollars to other uses.Officials say the Tuesday action freed $37 million for schools, University Medical Center, the fire department and other county services.The state will...

Acropolis treasures on display for euro1, EU

May 20, 2009 7:48 am | by NICHOLAS PAPHITIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A month before the lavish opening ceremony for the new Acropolis Museum, Greek officials are keeping quiet on the details — other than the nearly euro3 million ($4.1 million) price tag.But in a bid to boost visitor numbers in hard economic times, Culture Minister Andonis...

Rosetta Stone CEO Joins Prestigious Lineup of Speakers at Capital Connection '09 Business Editors

May 20, 2009 7:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MCLEAN, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Tom Adams, CEO of Arlington, VA-based Rosetta Stone, will deliver the keynote address for Capital Connection '09 TM, Wednesday, May 27. Rosetta Stone, a global success story, launched a successful initial public offering in April and is listed on the...

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Altria spent nearly $3.6M lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Altria Client Services Inc., on behalf of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, spent nearly $3.6 million in the first quarter to lobby for a bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate the industry and other issues, according to a recent...

Tenn. Senate delays 'cap and trade' measure vote, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has delayed voting on a resolution declaring that Tennessee won't participate in a federal system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Brentwood, the resolution's main sponsor, has said the cap-and-trade system being debated...

Dundee REIT May 2009 Monthly Distribution

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUNDEE REIT (TSX: D.UN) today announced a cash distribution of $0.183 per REIT Unit, Series A for the month of May. The May distribution will be payable on June 15, 2009 to unitholders of record as at May 29, 2009.Dundee REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust and...

American wanted for questioning in Mexico death, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas man was caught trying to smuggle animal tranquilizers apparently for use in assisted suicides into the U.S. from Mexico, and officials there want to question him about the death of an American woman found in a hotel.Jeff George Ostfeld was detained...

Melkior Extends Carscallen Gold Zones

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Melkior Resources Inc. ("Melkior") (TSX VENTURE: MKR) has received and analyzed all the data from its 2009 winter ground geophysics program on its 100% owned Carscallen Gold property located west of Timmins Ontario. The Carscallen property covers 1342 hectares and adjoins claims held by West...

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Federal agency sued over ports' clean trucks plan, CA

May 20, 2009 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Federal Maritime Commission to get information about the agency's opposition to the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports' new clean trucks program.The National Resources Defense Council filed the lawsuit...

Fort Knox mine plans expansion, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 20, 2009 7:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fort Knox Mine outside Fairbanks is planning major exploration and expansion in 2009 despite the woes of the economy, according to the mine general manager.Larry Radford told the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that the gold mine is hiring about five...

I Bought A Tesla

May 20, 2009 7:37 am | by David Mantey | Pdd | Articles | Comments

A CEO Car-side Chat With Stuart Koford, president of Koford Engineering, owner of a new Tesla

Okla.'s budget debate builds as adjournment nears, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:36 am | by TIM TALLEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers debated funding bills for state agencies Tuesday and questioned their spending priorities in a tight budget year as the Legislature moved closer to a planned adjournment on Friday.The House and Senate have taken up dozens of budget limitation and other...

Ingmar Bergman's Swedish island home up for sale, EU

May 20, 2009 7:36 am | by LOUISE NORDSTROM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The secluded island home where Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman spent his final years is up for sale.Several bidders have expressed interest in the 84-acre (34-hectare) property on the small Baltic Sea island of Faro, according to Joachim Wrang-Widen at Christie's Great Estates in...

State wants historic mansion area preserved, 1st Ld-Writethru, WY

May 20, 2009 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is studying the possible purchase of three houses near the Historic Governors' Mansion in downtown Cheyenne.Milward Simpson, director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, said the state is...

Senate rebukes Obama, blocks Guantanamo shutdown, 10th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:35 am | by DAVID ESPO - AP Special Correspondent - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare, bipartisan defeat for President Barack Obama, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay open for the foreseeable future and forbid the transfer of any detainees to facilities in the United States.Democrats lined up with Republicans...

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