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House GOP proposes tax hike to close budget gap, DE

May 21, 2009 2:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware House Republicans are proposing a plan to close part of the state's $800 million budget gap that includes an increase in personal income tax.The plan announced Wednesday would avoid pay cuts for state employees.But the plan would increase the personal income tax by 0.5...

Search goes on for 2 crew in Navy helicopter crash, CA

May 21, 2009 2:26 am | by ELLIOT SPAGAT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy and Coast Guard scoured the ocean before dawn Thursday for two more members of a Navy flight crew whose helicopter went down on a training flight from an aircraft carrier, killing at least three, authorities said.A team of Navy search and salvage specialists planned to use...

Ahead of the Bell: Leading economic indicators, APFN

May 21, 2009 2:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Analysts expect a private sector group's forecast of economic activity edged up in April after not rising for nine straight months.The New York-based Conference Board's index of leading economic indicators — designed to forecast economic activity in the next three to six months —...

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Noose found in Union Co. classroom, FL

May 21, 2009 2:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (AP) — A group of Union County High School students might be facing disciplinary action for a noose that was found in a classroom this month.Union County High principal Alex Nelson called the noose "horseplay," and said the families of the six students don't think the incident was...

Ahead of the Bell: Jobless claims, APFN

May 21, 2009 2:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government data are expected to show that initial claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week, largely due to layoffs in the auto industry.The Labor Department's tally of new jobless claims is expected to increase to a seasonally adjusted 635,000 from the previous week's...

Nebraska bakery firm launching its own name brand, NE

May 21, 2009 2:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska-based bakery that supplies coffee cakes, rolls and muffins to grocers nationwide will begin selling goods under its own label next month.Currently, most of the more than 200 million pastries the James Skinner Baking Co. makes each year are sold as store brands.Company...

Neb. State Patrol to use 'plate hunter' technology, NE

May 21, 2009 2:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has a new tool it's using on the state's roads and highways — the Mobile Plate Hunter.The device uses and infrared camera to scan the license plates of passing cars to get immediate information about the vehicle and its driver. The device can determine...

World markets slump amid slew of bad news, 6th Ld-Writethru

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by PAN PYLAS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — World stock markets plunged Thursday as more big job losses in the U.S. further diminished hopes that the world's largest economy would soon be growing again and a leading rating agency warned that Britain may face a downgrade to its debt rating.In Europe, Germany's DAX dropped 138.27...

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Urges Stockholders to Vote FOR the Board's Nominees On the WHITE Proxy Card Today

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trico Marine Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRMA) (the "Company" or "Trico") today announced that it is mailing a letter to the Company's stockholders in connection with the Company's 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, scheduled for June 10,...

NH House passes border sales tax bill, NH

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has passed a bill intending to protect retailers from becoming tax collectors for other states.The bill, which had passed the Senate, bars retailers from sharing sales information with out-of-state tax collectors. It was filed in response to action in...

North Dakota sandbag tally approaches 18 million, US

May 21, 2009 2:15 am | by DAVE KOLPACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of sandbags that protected Jim Brenan's south Fargo home from Red River floodwaters are gone. Now he has deep ruts in what used to be his lawn, shattered sidewalks and a broken sprinkler system. But no complaints."It's still a little rough around the edges," said Brenan,...

Featured on Cloud Computing Panel at Interop Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 21, 2009 2:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EMERYVILLE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Aspera, creators of next-generation software technologies that move the world's digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions, today announced that Michelle Munson, co-founder and president, is...

Mobile woman convicted for theft from company, AL

May 21, 2009 2:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A former employee at the Mobile Paper Board, Inc., has been convicted of stealing more than $193,000 from the company.Alabama Attorney General Troy King said 53-year-old Pamela Guyton pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree theft.Guyton, a former weigh master at the recycling...

Euro falls slightly against dollar, EU

May 21, 2009 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — The euro fell slightly against the dollar Monday but hovered near five-month highs as concerns over U.S. debt burdens persisted.The 16-nation euro bought 1.3985 in morning European trading, down from 1.4011 late Friday in New York. That was the currency's first rise above $1.40 since...

Help Write the Story of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

May 21, 2009 2:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the next 12 months, the Content Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be holding sessions across Canada to provide Canadians with the opportunity to help develop the content of the Museum. The aim of these sessions is to identify stories and perspectives that...

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