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UN Security Council declares Liberia "calm'', AF

May 20, 2009 11:19 am | by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.N. Security Council said Wednesday it will re-evaluate the need for the 10,000-strong peacekeeping force in this nation emerging from a disastrous civil war.Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the 15-nation council, said the U.N. body found Liberia to be "calm" and...

Gold prices climb as dollar hits fresh lows, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 11:19 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gold prices climbed Wednesday, benefiting from more weakness in the dollar. Other commodities, including oil and grains, also rose.Gold prices gained ground as the dollar sank to a fresh low against the pound for the year and to its lowest level against the euro since...

Feingold, Sanders, Whitehouse Oversight Effort Could Result In $50 Million Saved

May 20, 2009 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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After Legislative Victory, Inhofe Looks To Make Provision Permanent

May 20, 2009 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Fannie Mae names new family mortgage business head, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 20, 2009 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fannie Mae on Wednesday named Karen Pallotta, a 19-year veteran of the government-backed mortgage guarantor, to head its single-family mortgage business, beginning June 1.Pallotta, 45, succeeds Thomas A. Lund, executive vice president, who is retiring June 30.She most recently...

Metaldyne closing Middleville plant, 110 lose jobs, MI

May 20, 2009 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Auto-parts supplier Metaldyne Corp. plans to close its plant in Middleville, putting 110 people out of work.Metaldyne spokeswoman Marge Sorge said Wednesday the plant will close by Aug. 31. Eighty-seven hourly and 23 salaried employees will lose their jobs.The plant makes...

Health Care Reform, Fraud Enforcement Legislation Bill Signing

May 20, 2009 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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GOP: Not the best little 'whorehouse' in Texas?, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 11:13 am | by KELLEY SHANNON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A comment by a strategist for Gov. Rick Perry that the Republican Party shouldn't act like a brothel to lure new voters has infuriated prominent GOP women in Texas and given Perry's primary rival, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, fuel for their election fight.Perry is trying to...

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HL:Clinics paying more for isotopes after supplier hikes prices@

May 20, 2009 11:13 am | by Steve Rennie@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Clinics are paying two to three times more for medical isotopes after a supplier abruptly hiked its prices this month — just before the Chalk River reactor shut down and caused an isotope shortage.Doctors fear the higher costs may force some clinics to delay tests used to detect cancer and...

Atlas Air shareholder sells extra 440,848 shares, APFN

May 20, 2009 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. said on Wednesday that the underwriters of a secondary offering exercised their option to buy an extra 440,848 shares from the selling stockholder, HMC Atlas Air LLC.The secondary offering was for 4 million shares priced at $24, raising $96...

Inhofe Leads Halt Of Detainee Transfers To Us - Vote At 11:30am

May 20, 2009 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Alaska Democrats name new executive director, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 20, 2009 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An environmental activist, attorney and former Clinton administration official has been picked as the new executive director of the Alaska Democratic Party.Deborah Williams will replace Michael Coumbe, who was in the job for four years.Democrats also announced that party...

Tenn. House keeps vote option for distilleries, APFN

May 20, 2009 11:12 am | by ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — County governments could still call a referendum on whether voters want to allow distilleries to be located in their communities under a bill that passed the Tennessee House on Wednesday.The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas passed on a 67-27 vote after...

Businesses Have Deployed Customer-Relationship Management (CRM) Software Business Editors/Software Writers

May 20, 2009 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Software spending by medium businesses (MBs, companies with 100-999 employees) in ASEAN (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) reached US$233 million in 2008-with $24 million coming from CRM solutions. The spending is nascent...

Ending Unfair Meat Packer Practices

May 20, 2009 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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