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LEAD: Myanmar court accepts charge against Suu Kyi+

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)The special court trying pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday accepted the charge against her, increasing the likelihood of her being convicted, according to her lawyer.Following five days of hearing the testimony of prosecution witnesses, the...

Gazprom Neft looks to boost stake in Sibir Energy, EU

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian oil company Gazprom Neft wants to increase to 30 percent its ownership in Sibir Energy, the London-listed oil venture in which it already owns a minority stake, the bank in charge of the deal said Friday.The acquisition could potentially pave the way for Gazprom Neft, Russia's...

Theft Resolution Services Provided by Identity Theft 911 to Heritage Banking Group Customers Business Editors

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009--Identity Theft 911 (www.identitytheft911.com), America's leading identity theft resolution and education services provider, announced its partnership with Heritage Banking Group, Carthage, Miss.As part of the partnership, account holders and their...

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Premarket roundup: Gap, Salesforce.com, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the premarket stories for Friday, May 22, from AP Financial News:NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. says the sales decline at its Old Navy stores slowed in the first quarter but analysts are divided on whether the retailer's broader same-store sales slump is coming to an end.NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of...

HL:High River Gold says Russia's OAO Severstal to make bid for company@

May 22, 2009 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — High River Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:HRG) shares lost some of their recent gains Friday after the debt-challenged mining company announced Russian company OAO Severstal has indicated it will offer 18 cents a share to buy out minority shareholders.The company's battered stock, which has risen...

US journalist freed in Iran heads home, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 22, 2009 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VIENNA (AP) — An American journalist who spent four months in an Iranian prison was on her way back to the United States Friday.Robert Hugins, public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Austria, said Roxana Saberi left Vienna on a flight bound for Washington, D.C.The 32-year-old journalist had...

University of Waterloo Wins CFdesign Award

May 22, 2009 5:40 am | News | Comments

Blue Ridge Numerics announces the University of Waterloo Formula Motorsports team has earned the 2009 Formula SAE (FSAE) CFdesign Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Award, presented during the FSAE 2009 competition held May 13-16th at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.  

Allegany Co. libraries cutting hours, hiking fees, MD

May 22, 2009 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Allegany County libraries are cutting back hours and increasing user fees.The Board of Trustees is also transferring $25,000 from a reserve fund that helps with capital projects.Allegany County Library System Director John Taube says county and state funding has remained...

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Global Finishing, Inc.: Announcement

May 22, 2009 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Global Finishing, Inc. (FRANKFURT: G8BA) is pleased to report the acquisition of a producing gold mine and an associated milling facility. These producing assets are located in the historically rich gold bearing region of Portevelo-Zaruma in the El Oro Province of Ecuador.First mined by the Incas,...

Auto Workers Recruited For Shipbuilding

May 22, 2009 5:28 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy’s largest systems command, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), is recruiting displaced mid-career automotive engineering professionals.

Vical expects to raise $14.6M from direct offering, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vical Inc. said Friday that it expects approximately $14.6 million in net proceeds from a direct offering of about 6.7 million shares of its common stock.The biotechnology company said it will use the proceeds after paying expenses of the offering to develop ongoing programs and...

American Software makes tender offer for Logility, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — American Software Inc. said Friday it will make a cash tender offer of $7.02 per share for all outstanding stock in Logility Inc.Atlanta-based American Software — which already owns an 88 percent stake in Logility — made the tender offer on March 18. The company said the latest...

Maine jobless rate down slightly, ME

May 22, 2009 5:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman says the state's preliminary seasonally-adjusted April unemployment rate was 7.9 percent.That's down slightly from 8.1 percent for March and up from 5.1 percent for April 2008.The national unemployment rate was 8.9 percent for...

Ahead of the Bell: Gap profit estimates raised, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. says the sales decline at its Old Navy stores slowed in the first quarter but analysts are divided on whether the retailer's broader same-store sales slump is coming to an end.Nonetheless, they hiked their earnings estimates for the year after the apparel retailer, which...

Premarket roundup: Zumiez, oil services, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the premarket stories for Friday, May 22, from AP Financial News:NEW YORK (AP) — A weaker-than-expected second-quarter profit outlook from Zumiez Inc. prompted two analysts to lower some of their estimates for the sports apparel and equipment retailer on Friday.NEW YORK (AP) — After a long...

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