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Federal auto recovery director returning to Mich., MI

May 20, 2009 6:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The White House official tasked with helping communities that rely on the ailing auto industry is returning to Michigan.The White House announced that Ed Montgomery will be in Detroit on Tuesday to meet with local leaders and hold a workshop on how to apply for federal Energy...

Be My Big Brother

May 20, 2009 6:43 am | by Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Glympse Inc., a Seattle-area startup, is the latest in the field. Its application, also called Glympse, lets smart phone users send a message and a link to a map marking their location to anyone in their address book.

Logistec Announces the Acquisition of a Parcel of Land

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Logistec Corporation (TSX: LGT.A)(TSX: LGT.B), a diversified cargo handler in eastern North American ports, is pleased to announce the purchase, through one of its subsidiaries, of a parcel of land in Montreal-Est. "In time, this property will be developed as a logistics centre to support our cargo...

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Governor General Visits Nunavut and Nunavik

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, accompanied by their daughter Marie-Eden, will travel to Canada's North. The visit, which will take place primarily in Nunavut and end in Nunavik, in Quebec's Arctic region, will run from...

Earnings roundup: Target, Deere, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, May 20, from AP Financial News:Top stories:NEW YORK (AP) — Discount retailer Target Corp. reported a 13 percent decline in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as it confronts sluggish consumer spending. But the results beat analysts' estimates because of...

Scrushy denies role in HealthSouth fraud, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by JAY REEVES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Testifying publicly for the first time about the financial debacle at HealthSouth Corp., fired CEO Richard Scrushy denied any involvement Wednesday with the huge accounting swindle that engulfed the rehabilitation company.On the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by...

Nourish This: A Fresh Approach to Living Well!

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.nourishthis.com () —"Nourish This is a wellness website centered around achieving optimal health from a holistic (http://www.nourishthis.com/tips/tips.php) and integrative perspective; incorporating body, soul and earth," according to founder, Kristin O'Connor.Within the Nourish This...

US dollar lower, gold up in late European trading, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. dollar was lower against other major currencies in European trading Wednesday afternoon. Gold rose.The euro traded at $1.3792, up from $1.3534 late Tuesday in New York.Other dollar rates:—95.33 Japanese yen, down from 96.42—1.0973 Swiss francs, down from 1.1162—1.1408...

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California still eligible for Medicaid money, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by KEVIN FREKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got some good news Wednesday to help him deal with the state's financial woes as well as a stinging election defeat from the night before. Health officials told him the state will continue to be eligible for an extra $8 billion in federal...

Physicians Ask Governor and Legislators to Protect Health Care While Balancing State Budget Political Writers/Healthcare Editors

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- The president of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) said today that the well-being of the State's most vulnerable residents should be the number one concern of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and State legislators as they tackle the...

Analysis: Minn. gov's move alters balance of power, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by MARTIGA LOHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty left Democrats sputtering when he vowed to balance the state budget on his own, without the Minnesota Legislature.It was a move that changed the contours of the session's final days.Democrats may have miscalculated by sending Pawlenty a full slate of budget...

Archangel Approves Commencement of Re-Structuring

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Archangel Diamond Corporation ("ADC") (TSX VENTURE: AAD) announces that is has approved the commencement of discussions with Cencan S.A., ADC's majority shareholder, concerning a proposal from Cencan to provide financing support to ADC by way of a re-structuring of ADC under the provisions of the...

HL:TransAlta advances major 2010 maintenance plans to the second and third quarters of this year@

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Power producer TransAlta Corp. (TSX:TA) says it plans to advance a major maintenance outage on its 353 megawatt Sundance 3 generating plant in Alberta from the second quarter of 2010 into the second and third quarters of 2009.The move will cost the company between $24 million to $28...

Biogen Idec spent $290K lobbying government in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biotechnology company Biogen Idec Inc. spent $290,000 lobbying the federal government in the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.The Cambridge, Mass.-based company lobbied on legislation that would set up a process for the Food and Drug Administration to approve...

Archangel Announces Resignation of Director

May 20, 2009 6:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Archangel Diamond Corporation (TSX VENTURE: AAD) announces the resignation of Clive Hartz from the Board. The Corporation expresses its gratitude to Mr Hartz for his dedicated service to the Corporation.This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy,...

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