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Report: Pequot Capital hedge fund to liquidate, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Arthur Samberg's Pequot Capital Management Inc. is liquidating its core hedge fund amid an investigation into potential insider trading, according to a letter to investors obtained by The Wall Street Journal.The Securities and Exchange Commission has been examining whether Pequot...

State investigating Harrison Co. jail death, MS

May 27, 2009 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of an 18-year-old Long Beach teenager found hanging at the Harrison County jail.County Coroner Gary Hargrove says Brysheen Jerrell Duckworth was on life support at Garden Park Medical Center. The life support...

Fla. law school hires high-profile US attorney, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 2:04 pm | by CURT ANDERSON - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI (AP) — South Florida's top federal prosecutor, whose office convicted corrupt Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla, was named dean Wednesday of Florida International University's law school.U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta, 40, has presided over one of the...

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HL:TSX Venture Exchange closed at 1,092.99 down 4.17 points @

May 27, 2009 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange settled at 1,092.99 down 4.17 points Wednesday. The volume at 5 p.m. was 182.20 million shares.Among the most active companies, Iberian Minerals Corp. (TSXV:IZN) rose two cents to 47 cents, Gallic Energy Ltd. (TSXV:GLE.A) two cents to 3.5 cents; Trade Wind...

HL:Quebec farmer finds winter boot containing severed foot@

May 27, 2009 2:04 pm | by Andy Blatchford@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Once the rushing, springtime waters of the Riviere-du-Nord recede back within its banks, it's a given that Michel Robitaille's Quebec farm will be littered with debris.This year, among the usual bottles, boxes and buckets that the river washed onto his property, Robitaille made what he...

Curt Schilling's video game company acquires BHG, US

May 27, 2009 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MAYNARD, Mass. (AP) — 38 Studios, a video games company founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, has acquired Big Huge Games from publisher THQ Inc.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Schilling said in a statement that BHG's game developers and designers are a "perfect...

Media Advisory: Minister of State (Democratic Reform)

May 27, 2009 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) along with Senator Marjory Lebreton and Senator Michel Rivard will make an announcement regarding the introduction in the Senate of An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867(Senate Term Limits). Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009...

Lynch shows support for NH Chrysler dealer, NH

May 27, 2009 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. John Lynch went to one of the New Hampshire Chrysler dealers being cut loose by the auto company on Wednesday to say Chrysler is being unfair.Lynch visited Carlson's Motor Sale in Concord, which has been in business for 72 years. It has to drop its Chrysler ban and get rid...

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Boeing expects to lend $1B-plus to buyers in 2010, APFN

May 27, 2009 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Airplane maker Boeing Co. expects to lend slightly more than $1 billion to customers next year, up from about $1 billion in 2009, the company's chief executive said Wednesday.Chicago-based Boeing and its European archrival, Airbus, have been coping with substantially lower orders...

Vermont to spend $6 million on state parks, 1st Ld-Writethru, VT

May 27, 2009 1:57 pm | by LISA RATHKE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont plans to spend $6 million on improvements at its state parks this year, bucking a national trend of cutbacks and service closures by cost-conscious states.The funding is part of $109 million capital construction bill that Gov. Jim Douglas signed into law Wednesday. It...

FDA group recommends acetaminophen liver warnings, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A Food and Drug Administration report released Wednesday recommends stronger warnings and dose limits on drugs containing the painkiller acetaminophen, citing an increased risk of liver injury.The recommendation covers both prescription doses and over-the-counter medication, of...

New incentives for Ga. job seekers, GA

May 27, 2009 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Unemployed Georgians who participate in a state work training program will be eligible for money to help give their job search a boost.Gov. Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday that the new "Be Work Ready" initiative would give $50 or $100 gift cards to those who earn a state work...

The new GM _ Government Motors?, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 1:56 pm | by JIM KUHNHENN - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government Motors.A new name for Detroit's weakened auto giant GM is making the rounds, sometimes with irony, sometimes with dread, suggested by the deepest Washington industrial intervention in a half-century. The Obama administration is planting itself at the wheel of General...

Cuts hit Ga. parks, 2nd Ld-Writethru, GA

May 27, 2009 1:56 pm | by SHANNON McCAFFREY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Visitors to Georgia parks will be facing higher fees and reduced hours this summer as the state continues to grapple with budget woes.The state Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that five state parks will reduce their services and access. Twelve state historic sites...

House-Senate panel to craft final WVa budget bill, WV

May 27, 2009 1:55 pm | by LAWRENCE MESSINA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — It's now up to a joint House-Senate committee to reconcile dueling versions of a proposed West Virginia state budget.Delegates passed a budget bill Wednesday that cuts $197 million from what Gov. Joe Manchin had proposed in February.The Senate voted for a different version...

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