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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,297, US

May 19, 2009 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at least 4,297 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,442 military personnel died as a result of hostile action,...

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Tamarack co-owner says he has potential buyer, 1st Ld-Writethru, ID

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The co-owner of the shuttered Tamarack Resort says he has a potential buyer interested in the development.Jean Pierre Boespflug declined to identify the potential buyer, but asked officials on the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday to help expedite a sale if one occurs.Tamarack, which...

Wednesday, May 27

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2009. There are 218 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1647 - The first recorded American execution of a "witch" takes place in Salem, Massachusetts.1896 - A tornado strikes St. Louis and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing 255...

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empresa especializada em sistemas contra lavagem de dinheiro Promontory Compliance Solutions destaca estrategias de gestao de risco durante importante conferencia Business Editor...

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20 de Maio de 2009-- Promontory Compliance Solutions, que ajuda grandes empresas de servicos financeiros a alcancar uma melhor gestao de risco de conformidade por meio de tecnologia, vai lancar destaque sobre as atuais iniciativas contra lavagem de dinheiro durante a...

Osisko Mining Corporation Makes Strategic Investment

May 19, 2009 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Osisko Mining Corporation ("Osisko") (TSX: OSX) (FRANKFURT: EWX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent with Bowmore Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: BOW) ("Bowmore") pursuant to which Osisko and Bowmore are to become strategic partners. Under the terms of the letter of intent,...

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Investigates Breach of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of I-many, Inc.

May 19, 2009 4:07 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Levi & Korsinsky ("L&K") is investigating breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the board of directors of I-many, Inc. ("I-many" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:IMNY) arising out of their attempt to sell the Company to LLR Partners....

Performance show inside, 'Idol' mania outside

May 19, 2009 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — It's "American Idol" mania: Hundreds of fans, hungry for the finale to begin, have gathered outside the Nokia Theatre.Marcella Valdez and her boss, Rose Pickens, played hooky from their jobs at a radiology firm in Bakersfield, Calif., to watch Adam Lambert take on Kris Allen.Valdez,...

House OKs changes to Ore. initiative system, 1st Ld-Writethru, OR

May 19, 2009 4:07 pm | by RYAN KOST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon House approved a number of changes to the state's citizen ballot initiative system, all aimed at putting stricter regulations on what is seen as one of the nation's least restrictive.The bill, approved 52-7 Tuesday, came to the Legislature at the request of Secretary...

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Venezuela's economy grows 0.3 percent in 1Q 2009, LT

May 19, 2009 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela says its economy grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2009, its slowest expansion since 2003.The Central Bank says sectors such as communications and construction led growth.Figures released Tuesday show the key oil sector contracted 4.8 percent following...

US finds suspect materials in foreign drywall, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 4:01 pm | by CAIN BURDEAU - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has found sulfur and other materials in a small sampling of Chinese-made drywall, which some officials and residents blame for sickening fumes and corroding metal in homes in several states.Several federal and state agencies including the...

States' rights resolution fails in House, for now, 1st Ld-Writethru, TX

May 19, 2009 4:01 pm | by JACKIE STONE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A controversial pro-states' rights resolution touted by Gov. Rick Perry was quickly killed on a technical point Tuesday.The resolution would have informed Congress that Texas claimed sovereignty and states' rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Rep. Brandon...

Bank of America raises $13.5 billion selling stock

May 19, 2009 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday that in less than two weeks it has raised $13.47 billion through the sale of 1.25 billion shares at an average price of $10.77 each."We're pleased to have this portion of our capital plan completed," said Chief Financial Officer Joe Price,...

Japan economy shrinks at record 15.2 percent pace

May 19, 2009 4:01 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy shrank at a record 15.2 percent annual pace in the first quarter, dragged down by plunging exports, thinner factory output and wary shoppers.But within the details emerged new hope. Economists said the worst is over for the world's second-largest economy. Many predicted...

Elton John, Burrill, Greenwood and Health Care Leaders Headline Day Two of the 2009 BIO International Convention Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 19, 2009 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--Sir Elton John addressed more than 3,000 global attendees today on the HIV/AIDS epidemic on day two of the 2009 BIO International Convention. This global event for biotechnology runs through Thursday May 21. BIO President and CEO Jim C. Greenwood also gave...

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ND regulators oppose 'cap and trade' carbon rules

May 19, 2009 3:55 pm | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota utility regulators oppose a "cap and trade" method of reducing gases that may promote global warming, saying it could double consumers' power bills without providing any discernible environmental benefit."We're talking about driving up the cost of everything that...

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