Advertisement
The Leading Source for Design Engineering News & Insight
Subscribe to Product Design & Development All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Design Daily

Senate approves workers' comp judge plan, 2nd Ld-Writethru, OK

May 19, 2009 2:52 pm | by RON JENKINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republicans have pushed another issue to a statewide vote to counter a gubernatorial veto — this time a plan to require Senate confirmation of Workers' Compensation Court judges.The Oklahoma Senate gave final approval on Tuesday to a joint resolution referring the issue to the...

HL:Ex Caisse boss insists he deserved bonus despite historic financial losses@

May 19, 2009 2:52 pm | by Martin Ouellet@Associated Press | News | Comments

QUEBEC — The former head of Quebec's pension-fund manager found himself on the defensive Tuesday as he tried to justify the generous bonuses he received at a time when the institution was losing billions of dollars.Henri-Paul Rousseau argued the Caisse was hit by an unprecedented global economic...

Ohio Senate leader open to vote on more gambling, OH

May 19, 2009 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Senate president opposes expanded gambling but says he is open to putting the issue before voters.Senate President Bill Harris said Tuesday that he doesn't support placing a gambling initiative in the state budget. But the Republican from Ashland is open to placing an...

Advertisement

Ill. public info law could be strengthened, 1st Ld-Writethru, IL

May 19, 2009 2:46 pm | by CHRISTOPHER WILLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois residents who hit a brick wall when they seek information about what government does behind closed doors would gain new leverage under a proposal from Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office.Madigan's plan would give her office new authority to investigate...

PPD names David L. Grange chief executive, US

May 19, 2009 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Drug development contractor PPD Inc. said Tuesday it has named David L. Grange chief executive, replacing Fredric N. Eshelman, who was named to the newly created post of executive chairman.Ernest Mario, who has served as the non-executive chairman of the company, has been...

Some Ala. car dealers to fight shutdown orders, AL

May 19, 2009 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The troubles in the automobile industry have provided a double blow to Pelham automobile dealer Susan Schein, but she isn't giving up.Schein got a letter last week saying her dealership agreement was being terminated by Chrysler LLC, which is doing the same at almost 800 car...

Principal Financial Group names board chairman, US

May 19, 2009 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Financial services company Principal Financial Group Inc. said Tuesday it named President and Chief Executive Larry D. Zimpleman board chairman, effective Tuesday.Zimpleman replaces J. Barry Griswell, who has served as chairman since 2002 and will continue to serve on the...

House and Senate reach deal on DOD weapons, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 2:41 pm | by JIM ABRAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators, responding to a sense of urgency conveyed by President Barack Obama, reached quick agreement Tuesday on legislation to tighten controls over how the Pentagon purchases and develops weapons systems.Obama has stressed the importance of cutting costs and...

Advertisement

Omaha man blames casino drinks, drugs for big debt

May 19, 2009 2:40 pm | by KEN RITTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A prominent Nebraska philanthropist accused of failing to repay $14.75 million to Las Vegas casinos is claiming he was plied with drinks and drugs while he ran up big gambling debts.A lawyer for Terrance "Terry" Watanabe said in a letter to a Nevada grand jury that hosts at Caesars...

HL:Canadians gathering more of their news from websites of mainstream media: poll@

May 19, 2009 2:40 pm | by Andy Blatchford@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Canadians are gathering more of their news from the websites of mainstream media organizations in a shift away from newspaper print editions and radio, a new poll suggests.Thirty-six per cent of respondents to The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey said they got more news from websites...

Southwestern Energy promotes COO Mueller to CEO, APFN

May 19, 2009 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) — Southwestern Energy Co. said on Tuesday that it promoted Steven L. Mueller to chief executive.Mueller has been with the independent oil and gas company since June, as president and chief operating officer.The company said Mueller has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas...

Jenni Rivera fined for failing to declare cash, 1st Ld-Writethru, LT

May 19, 2009 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Singer Jenni Rivera was freed Tuesday after spending 15 hours in detention and paying a fine for failing to declare more than $50,000 in cash at Mexico City's international airport, her publicist said.The Mexican star was arrested after authorities found $52,167 in her hand...

Senators reject closing Gitmo prison without plan, 6th Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 2:35 pm | by ANDREW TAYLOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison suffered a blow Tuesday when his allies in the Senate said they would refuse to finance the move until the administration delivers a satisfactory plan for what to do with the detainees there.As the Senate took up...

Tenn. saggy pants proposal likely to fall short, 2nd Ld-Writethru, TN

May 19, 2009 2:35 pm | by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has become the latest state to fail to get individuals to pull up their pants by fining them.The House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday that the measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Joe Towns of Memphis be sent to a summer committee for further study.The proposal...

Minn. to get $1.3 million federal labor grant, MN

May 19, 2009 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans who have been laid off from jobs in the auto industry could get some extra help from a federal grant going toward job training programs in the state.The U.S. Department of Labor announced the grant on Tuesday. It's worth up to $1.3 million and would assist about 307...

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading