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May 21, 2009 9:52 am | by Jennifer Ditchburn@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The CTV signal is so clear in the rural Ontario township of South Glengarry that all you need is a pair of rabbit ears to pick up Lloyd Robertson reading the news at 11 p.m.But next year, the old analog transmitter for the Ottawa-based CTV station is slated to go dark, and folks with...

Sector Snap: Homebuilders down after analyst note

May 21, 2009 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Homebuilder stocks declined Thursday after an analyst note quashed hopes that the housing market was seeing the start of a recovery.In a client note on Thursday, Deutsche Bank analyst Nishu Sood said disappointing quarterly results from major homebuilders in the last weeks, even...

and Only Turks & Caicos-Exclusive Reservation Service Launches Business Editors/Travel Writers

May 21, 2009 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — -May 21, 2009-- The world-renowned Turks and Caicos Islands now have an exclusive reservation service providing travelers with insider insight on its resorts, hotels, villas and other attractions. The services, collectively called...

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Funding Assists Community Targeted by Hate Crime in Winnipeg

May 21, 2009 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface and Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety, today announced funding support for security infrastructure enhancements at Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata - an Aboriginal...

JetAway Aviation lays off 20 workers in Montrose, CO

May 21, 2009 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — JetAway Aviation in Montrose says it has laid off 20 employees amid a squabble with the county over an access permit to the local airport and fees.Montrose County commissioners say the layoffs are the company's fault for not following the rules.JetAway Aviation CEO Stephen...

NY officials, WTC developer meet on rebuilding

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by KAREN MATTHEWS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Top elected officials from New York and New Jersey are meeting with the developer of the World Trade Center site in hopes of resolving an impasse over who will pay for new office towers there.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for Thursday's meeting with developer Larry...

Moody's to review ratings of Assured Guaranty, APFN

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Thursday placed the key ratings of bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd. on review for a possible downgrade.Moody's also placed the ratings of Financial Security Assurance Inc. on review for a potential downgrade. Assured Guaranty is...

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Chemed says MMI withdrew its director nominees, APFN

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — Chemed Corp. said Thursday that MMI Investments is withdrawing its nominees to Chemed's board of directors.MMI had nominated five alternate directors to the board. The firm is one of Chemed's largest shareholders, and earlier this year it suggested the company split in two,...

HL:The Canadian Press News Budget for Thursday, May 21, 2009@

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans for top Canadian news as of 19:30 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant. An updated coverage advisory will move about 22:30 ET. If you have any questions, contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted; all times...

Westar Energy Declares Dividends

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.westarenergy.com/ () —The Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share payable July 1, 2009 on the company's common stock.The board also declared regular quarterly dividends on the company's 4.25 percent, 4.5 percent and 5...

America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Shares Representing Assigned Limited Partnership Interests

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb., May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (Nasdaq:ATAX) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares representing assigned limited partnership interests at $5.00 per share, raising approximately $16,450,00 in net proceeds...

'American Idol' finale sings loud in the ratings, APFN

May 21, 2009 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen ratings give "American Idol" a huge win as Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert to become the show's singing champ.Nielsen says nearly 29 million viewers tuned in for the finale Wednesday night. "American Idol" viewership was one-third larger than the total audience logged by Fox's...

Permanent fund portfolio rebounds, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Rebounding stock markets have brought billions back to the Alaska Permanent Fund.Executive director Mike Burns told fund trustees Wednesday that unrealized losses had diminished from $4.9 billion earlier this year to $1.9 billion more recently.The value of stocks and other...

HL:Nuclear-safety watchdog seeking expertise in reactors made by AECL's competitors@

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by Steve Rennie@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — A bid by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. to build two nuclear reactors in Ontario may not be such a slam dunk after all.Canada's nuclear-safety watchdog is quietly seeking expertise in the kind of reactors made by AECL's competitors, a government document shows.The Canadian Nuclear Safety...

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