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New controlling owners for Twins, Blue Jays, 1st Ld-Writethru, BBA

May 22, 2009 6:46 am | by RONALD BLUM - AP Baseball Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball approved new controlling owners for the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday — the sons of fathers who died within the last six months.Jim Pohlad succeeded his father as head of the Twins. Carl Pohlad died in January at 93. Jim Pohlad has been in charge of the...

Texas to pump money into troubled institutions, US

May 22, 2009 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas must hire hundreds of new workers, improve living conditions and medical care, and more quickly investigate claims of abuse at the state's large institutions for the mentally disabled, under a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.Lawmakers on Friday were getting...

Mo. foster children could get free college tuition, 1st Ld-Writethru, MO

May 22, 2009 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Missouri foster children could receive free tuition to public colleges and universities beginning in fall 2010.Legislation passed last week would provide up to four years of college tuition for foster children in "good academic standing" who complete 100 of community service...


Robust IC Protection

May 22, 2009 6:45 am | Austriamicrosystems | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems  introduces AS5163, a magnetic rotary encoder IC specifically designed to satisfy stringent automotive requirements in angle sensing applications where robust IC protection is essential.

Severstal says no plans to leave US market, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 22, 2009 6:41 am | by NATALIYA VASILYEVA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's largest steelmaker said Friday it had no immediate plans to sell any of its loss-making U.S. assets and would seek to turn them into profitable ventures.Severstal has been hit hard by weak world steel prices, falling output and big exchange rate losses amid the industry's...

ARCA Biopharma cuts 40 jobs, expects charge, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Biotechnology company ARCA Biopharma Inc. cut about 40 employees in a restructuring move and expects charges of about $1 million during the second quarter, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.Shares of the Broomfield, Colo.-based company fell 80...

Aussie Actor to Host "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Premiere in Mexico City

May 22, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hugh Jackman will be attending the long-awaited "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" premiere at Mexico's National Auditorium on May 26. Using Twitter, the actor announced, "I will bring 'Wolverine' to Mexico City on May 26 to provide a moment of fun escapism and a treat for some of the loyal fans of the...

Calif. man arrested in smuggling of liquid meth, AZ

May 22, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NACO, Ariz. (AP) — A California man is in custody after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found liquid meth in his truck's washer fluid container.Agency spokesman Chris Leon says officers at the Naco port of entry in southeastern Arizona were performing anti-terrorism and anti-smuggling...


Sears shares rise after report of 1st-qtr profit, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 6:40 am | by ASHLEY M. HEHER - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Shares of Sears Holdings Corp. soared Friday, a day after the retailer surprised investors by posting a first-quarter profit.The parent of Sears and Kmart stores announced late Thursday that its first-quarter profit was $26 million, or 21 cents per share. That was a marked...

Jobless rates rise in half of WVa counties, WV

May 22, 2009 6:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unemployment rose in about half the counties in West Virginia in April, with 17 counties reporting double-digit jobless rates.The largest jump was in Pocahontas County, which lost about 180 jobs from March to April, bringing its unemployment rate to 16.9 percent, the worst...

Kan. sees 2.6 percent loss in jobs in April, KS

May 22, 2009 6:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Labor says the state lost 36,500 nonfarm jobs in April compared with the same month last year.The decline in nonfarm employment was 2.6 percent.That's another sign that the economy remained soft last month. Unemployment was 6.1 percent, compared with...

Sector Snap: Fertilizer sector gains, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of fertilizer producers rose Friday as an analyst said prices of grain are set to climb, improving farmers' balance sheets and driving fertilizer demand higher next year.In a note to investors, Citi Investment Research analyst P.J. Juvekar noted that the USDA says grain...

AMC Entertainment reports annual loss, MO

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — AMC Entertainment Inc., the nation's second-largest theater operator, says it lost money in the recently completed fiscal year on slower ticket sales and impairment charges.The Kansas City-based company late Thursday said in a securities filing it lost $81.2 million for the...

Asahi Shimbun's net balance sinks into red in FY 2008+

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — Newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun Co. said Friday its group net balance in fiscal 2008 fell into the red with a 13.91 billion yen loss due to a range of factors, including a fall in advertising revenue and losses on sales of its shareholdings amid the global recession.In its...

Bruce Springsteen to close Giants Stadium, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will be closing Giants Stadium.The rocker told fans at the nearby Izod Center on Thursday that he and his "wrecking crew," the E Street Band, will be the final musical act before the stadium is demolished after the 2009 football season.Three shows are...


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