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Costco expands food stamp program, 2nd Ld-Writethru

May 29, 2009 10:51 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Costco Wholesale Corp., facing political pressure, said Friday that it will expand its new food stamp program to a third New York store that is under development.Costco, one of the nation's largest...

Agencies Unite Under Experiential Brand

May 29, 2009 10:50 am | News | Comments

Fluid Power Technologies International and Konstanz Kommunikations undergo consolidation with Mountain Stream Group to form new, Chicago-based experiential communications design consultancy.

Weyerhaeuser closes door on REIT conversion in '09, APFN

May 29, 2009 10:46 am | by MIKE OBEL - AP Manufacturing Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Weyerhaeuser Co., which has been under pressure for years to lower its taxes by becoming a real estate investment trust, said Friday it is unlikely that taking such action this year "would be value creating."...

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GM bailout has future tax break worth billions, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 29, 2009 10:45 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government bailout of General Motors includes a valuable prize for the ailing carmaker: a tax break that could save GM and its future investors more than $12 billion — if it ever becomes profitable...

Company sues over deaths of research rodents, IN

May 29, 2009 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A company that breeds laboratory rats and mice has filed a lawsuit seeking $4.6 million after more than 44,000 rodents died when a breeding building lost power.Harlan Laboratories is suing Central...

Huntington Bank promotes pair to SVP roles, APFN

May 29, 2009 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regional bank Huntington Bancshares Inc. said Friday it promoted two executives, naming Don Kimble and Jim Dunlap senior executive vice presidents.Dunlap is the West Michigan regional president and the...

Jobs Created With Construction of Yukon's Mayo B Hydro Facility and Carmacks-Stewart Line

May 29, 2009 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brian Jean, Parliamentary Secretary to John Baird, Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister, and Yukon Premier Dennis Fentie today announced that the enhancement of existing hydro power infrastructure at the Mayo hydro...

Graham fiscal 4Q profit falls on charge, APFN

May 29, 2009 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Industrial equipment maker Graham Corp. said Friday its fiscal fourth-quarter profit fell 15 percent as the company took a charge for restructuring and job cuts.Graham said it earned $3.6 million, or 35...

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Group discusses commercial use of Red River, 1st Ld-Writethru, AR

May 29, 2009 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A group that wants to open the Red River north of Louisiana to commercial traffic says developing the river would give the region an economic boost.The Red River Valley Association held its annual...

Icahn group appears to be winner of NJ Tropicana, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 29, 2009 10:34 am | by WAYNE PARRY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A group including billionaire investor Carl Icahn appeared to have won the right to buy the Tropicana Casino and Resort at the bargain price of $200 million after no additional bids were submitted...

USOC goes through big change at strange time, OLY

May 29, 2009 10:34 am | by EDDIE PELLS - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — If Olympic business is a who-you-know world of negotiations and secret handshakes, the recent makeover at the U.S. Olympic Committee couldn't have come at a more awkward time.CEO Stephanie...

HL:Heroux-Devtek comes off record year with expectations of no revenue growth in '09@

May 29, 2009 10:34 am | by Ross Marowits@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Aerospace technology manufacturer Heroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX) is coming off a record year with expectations that revenues will remain stagnant in 2009 as the weakened economy hurts civil aircraft production."The...

Alcoa CEO: No plans to boost aluminum production, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 29, 2009 10:34 am | by DANIEL LOVERING - AP Manufacturing Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Demand for aluminum has fallen so sharply amid the weak global economy that distributors are selling even their reserves of the lightweight metal without buying more, Alcoa Inc.'s top executive said Friday....

Culver: Gay marriage not big with Iowans, 1st Ld-Writethru, IA

May 29, 2009 10:34 am | by MIKE GLOVER - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage in the state won't be a significant factor in next year's race for governor because most voters have accepted the concept, Gov. Chet Culver...

Senate sends state schools reforms to Perry, 1st Ld-Writethru, TX

May 29, 2009 10:33 am | by JIM VERTUNO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate on Friday gave final approval to improving security and oversight of the state's large institutions for the mentally disabled, which have been hit with allegations of widespread abuse...

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