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HL:Chalk River shutdown worse than before: ex-nuclear safety head@

May 26, 2009 8:23 am | by Steve Rennie@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Canada's former nuclear safety watchdog says the latest Chalk River reactor shutdown is far worse than the one she was fired over.This time around, no one knows how long the aging Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. reactor will be down, Linda Keen said Tuesday."This time, it's worse because...

Russia's Medvedev takes jab at finance minister, EU

May 26, 2009 8:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — President Dmitry Medvedev took an apparent jab at Russia's finance minister Tuesday as he warned officials against making gloomy economic predictions."It's unacceptable when certain colleagues of mine, including those in the government, say that Russia will emerge from the crisis only...

NFL files notice of appeal in Williamses case, 1st Ld-Writethru, FBN

May 26, 2009 8:23 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL filed notice Tuesday that it plans to appeal a federal judge's ruling in the case of two Minnesota Vikings players facing suspensions over their positive tests for a banned drug.Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson threw out most of the claims by Vikings...

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Totes for the stylish brownbagger, US

May 26, 2009 8:23 am | by KIM COOKAssociated Press | News | Comments

Bringing lunch from home is the workplace trend, but the brown bag is so yesterday.Fashion-forward lunch takers may eat up the chic new lunch totes hitting the market. Whatever your style — California beach chic, uptown elegant, sleek and tailored — there's a practical, durable and eminently...

Russia signs uranium contracts with US companies, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 26, 2009 8:22 am | by STEVE GUTTERMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's uranium export company signed a groundbreaking $1 billion package of contracts Tuesday to supply three U.S. utilities with enriched fuel for nuclear power plants, Russian atomic industry officials said.State-run Tekhsnabexport, or Tenex, will supply U.S. markets with nuclear...

Distilled spirits group spent $1.2M to lobby in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Inc., whose members include Bacardi USA Inc. and Brown-Forman Corp., spent more than $1.2 million in the first quarter lobbying on underage drinking prevention and other issues, according to a recent disclosure form.The trade...

U.S. for Add-on Treatment of Epilepsy in Adults Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 26, 2009 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009--press release, regulated information - UCB today announced that Vimpat(R) (lacosamide) C-V, a new antiepileptic drug (AED) is available in the U.S. as an add-on therapy for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in people with epilepsy who are 17 years and...

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HL:Pacific Safety Products Q3 improves on operational changes, lower corporate expenses@

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANATA, Ont. — Pacific Safety Products Inc.'s (TSXV:PSP) third-quarter net income grows 39 per cent, helped by operational improvements and lower corporate expenses. Net income was $417,000 compared with $300,000 it generated during the same 2008 period. Revenues dipped less than a per cent to...

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First Solar downgraded on demand, poly price drop, APFN

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Sliding polysilicon prices and weak demand in Europe could pressure First Solar Inc.'s shares, said one analyst on Tuesday as he downgraded the company's stock.Shares of the nation's largest solar-panel maker fell $10, or 5.2 percent, to $181.72 in midday trading.FBR Capital Markets...

Government Mandate for U.S. Healthcare IT Business Editors/Health Editors/Technology Editors

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides U.S. hospitals with financial incentives and penalties to modernize their healthcare IT systems to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care. Acronis, a global provider of...

Washington State Patrol wins best-dressed award, WA

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The bow tie worn by State Patrol officers has a practical purpose. It easily comes off.Sgt. Freddy Williams told The Olympian the clip-on tie is safer when dealing with drunks because they don't have something to grab.The Washington patrol recently won a best-dressed award, in...

Ala. man served 29 years for stealing toolbox, AL

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by STEPHANIE TAYLORAssociated Press | News | Comments

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — In another time and place, Johnny Holley Jr. would not have spent nearly half his life behind the walls of Alabama's prisons.But Alabama in 1980 was the wrong time for Johnny Holley to steal a toolbox.Combined with seven previous felony convictions, the robbery was enough to...

Judge hears Cuban's motion in SEC case, 1st Ld, US

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants an insider trading lawsuit against him thrown out, but he'll have to wait for a judge's decision.U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater heard arguments Tuesday on Cuban's motion to dismiss the Securities and Exchange Commission suit, but didn't...

Analyst upgrades KBR, citing rising oil prices, APFN

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shares of engineering and construction firms jumped Tuesday as an analyst upgraded KBR Inc. and reiterated his "Buy" ratings for three other companies, saying they are benefiting from rising oil prices.Broadpoint AmTech analyst Will Gabrielski raised his profit estimate for...

Diageo unit spent $410K lobbying US gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unit of London-based spirits company Diageo PLC, the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky, Smirnoff vodka and other products, spent $410,000 lobbying the U.S. government in the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.Diageo North America Inc. lobbied to reduce underage...

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