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China shares rebound ahead of resumption of IPOs, AS

May 27, 2009 12:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — Chinese shares rebounded Wednesday ahead of a two-day holiday, prompting talk the government might be buying to boost the market before the possible resumption of initial public offerings.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 44.35 points, or 1.7 percent, to close at 2632.92,...

USA Pavilion group for Shanghai Expo adds sponsors, AS

May 27, 2009 12:39 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — Fine Australian wines, French gourmet dining, Korean kimchee — and good old American fried chicken and pizza.Visitors to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be able to chow down on American fast food staples, among many other cuisines, with a decision by Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum...

China confirms 13th case of new flu on mainland+

May 27, 2009 12:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING, May 27 (Kyodo) — China on Wednesday confirmed a new case of H1N1 influenza infection in a 62-year-old man in southern China, bringing the total number of confirmed infections on the mainland to 13.Guangdong's Health Department said the Chinese-American man arrived in the province on May 18...


Targets Convergence of Servers and Networking with Industry's First Network Flow Processors for Unified Computing Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 27, 2009 12:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Netronome, a leading developer of highly programmable semiconductor products that provide intelligent and secure flow processing for virtualized servers and network equipment, today announced the availability of the NFP-32xx family of Network Flow...

Northern Foods full-year profit down 93 pct, EU

May 27, 2009 12:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Northern Foods PLC, the British maker of Goodfella's pizza and Fox's biscuits, reported a 93 percent drop in full-year profit as the company absorbed heavy restructuring costs.For the year ending March 28, Northern Foods reported a profit of 2.5 million pounds ($4 million) compared to...

WESTWAYS Magazine Cover Art Featured at John Wayne Airport

May 27, 2009 12:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —A new exhibition, "Scenic View Ahead: The WESTWAYS Centennial," featuring cover art from the Automobile Club of Southern California's WESTWAYS magazine, will be on display in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport (JWA) beginning...

GM to launch biofuel vehicles in Thailand, AS

May 27, 2009 12:12 am | by EILEEN NG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — General Motors Corp. plans to launch vehicles that can run on biofuel later this year in Thailand, which is offering incentives to cut reliance on gasoline, a senior official said Tuesday.David J. Tulauskas, director of public policy for GM Asia Pacific, said the...

New finance minister: Growth is India's priority, AS

May 27, 2009 12:11 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's new government is committed to restoring high economic growth, while ensuring that hundreds of millions of poor Indians share the gains of rising prosperity, the new finance minister said Wednesday."Reviving the growth momentum of our economy, which has been affected by...


HL:Sense of 'urgency' developing over situation in Afghanistan: Cdn ambassador@

May 27, 2009 12:06 am | by Colin Perkel@Associated Press | News | Comments

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Canada's ambassador to Afghanistan concedes the international community underestimated how hard it would be to help get the country back on its feet.Ron Hoffmann says there is now a sense of urgency to show tangible progress in Afghanistan.He says Afghans themselves are...

McMinn County eyes Bowater tax, TN

May 27, 2009 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — McMinn County officials say they feel comfortable that they will get 2009 property taxes from AbitibiBowater.The newsprint company, which has a plant in Calhoun, filed for bankruptcy court protection in April.County back tax attorney David Siklosi told the county budget...

Ex-Kentucky coach's house goes on the market, KY

May 27, 2009 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — His Realtor doesn't know what former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie plans to do next, but he has listed his house for sale.Asking price for the 11,800-square-foot house on one acre in Jessamine County is $1.5 million.Realtor Whitney Pannell met with Gillispie, who...

Stimulus funding for MARTA approved, 2nd Ld-Writethru, GA

May 27, 2009 12:06 am | by GREG BLUESTEIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Metro Atlanta officials moved to save the city's mass transit agency from drastic service cuts on Wednesday by voting to approve an emergency infusion of $25 million in federal stimulus money for the ailing system.MARTA chief executive Beverly Scott said the system will likely still...

TRA investigating extended auto warranty calls, TN

May 27, 2009 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Regulatory Authority is seeking the help of consumers registered on the state's Do Not Call registry and receiving unsolicited calls from companies attempting to sell extended auto warranties.The agency says the calls are being made in violation of both state...

NC group: State should enhance elder fraud laws, NC

May 27, 2009 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina think tank that studies state government programs said the state should enact new laws to protect the elderly against fraudsters out to steal their money.The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said in a report issued Wednesday that North Carolina...

Ga. park rangers face furloughs, GA

May 27, 2009 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia park rangers will be facing one-day-a-month furloughs beginning in July, as the state heads into its busy summer outdoor season.The furloughs will affect most employees of the state Department of Natural Resources. The Environmental Protection Division is so far exempt.DNR is...


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