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the BIO 2009 International Convention Business Editors/Biotech Writers

May 19, 2009 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Bonenta, Inc., a development stage biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel bone healing products, today announced that it will present at the BIO 2009 International Convention on May 20, 2009,...

Water bottlers sue to block deposit law, NY

May 19, 2009 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Water bottlers are suing New York officials in federal court in an attempt to block a new law requiring return deposits on water bottles sold in the state starting June 1.The measure expands 5-cent deposits beyond carbonated beverages, wine coolers and beer. The law raises the...

Hertz parent plans stock and note offering, APFN

May 19, 2009 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hertz Global Holdings Inc., the parent of Hertz rental car chain, said Tuesday it plans to offer shares and convertible notes to raise as much as $812 million.The company said it would offer 40 million shares of stock along with an option to the underwriters for another 6 million shares. If all 46...

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NY official says reform isn't enough to fix Albany, 2nd Ld, NY

May 19, 2009 1:41 pm | by VALERIE BAUMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state inspector general who brought a landmark case last week against the state ethics committee has a novel approach to improving Albany's ethics problems: Give the jobs to better people.State Inspector General Joseph Fisch says the wrong people can break a good...

Colo. lawmaker gives Capitol pass code to students, CO

May 19, 2009 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state senator has to memorize a new security passcode to the state Capitol because his old one was deactivated after he gave it to graduate students in a class he teaches.Broomfield Republican Sen. Shawn Mitchell says he was recently told in an e-mail he would need to ask...

Grows Positive EBITDA by 598% from immediately preceding quarter

May 19, 2009 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Healthscreen Solutions Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MDU) —- Quarterly revenue grows 69% to $3,077,077 from $1,823,330 for the same quarter of prior year.- Physican Services revenue grows 79% to $1,713,480 from $956,334 for the same quarter last year.- Quarterly Gross Profit Margin improves to 82% from 71%...

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend

May 19, 2009 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

(https://www.franklintempleton.com/retail/jsp_app/home/ft_home.j p)Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE: FT), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a dividend of $0.038 per share, payable June 15, 2009, to shareholders of record on May 29, 2009 (Ex-Dividend...

ShopNBC Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results

May 19, 2009 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.ShopNBC.com () —ShopNBC (NASDAQ: VVTV), the premium lifestyle brand in electronic retailing, today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended May 2, 2009.First Quarter ResultsFirst quarter revenues were $134 million, a 14% decrease from the same period last year. The...

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Gov. approves $150M payment to retirement system, WY

May 19, 2009 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Dave Freudenthal has endorsed the findings of an audit that says Wyoming needs to transfer $150 million into the state's retirement system to cover higher future pension benefits for teachers who have seen recent pay raises.The Legislature this year approved the payment...

LeadPoint CEO to Speak at USOBA 2009 Summer Conference

May 19, 2009 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LeadPoint (http://www.leadpoint.com/) , the world's first and largest leads exchange, today announced that CEO Marc Diana will speak at the 2009 Summer Conference of the United States Organization for Bankruptcy Alternatives (USOBA) to be held in Chicago from June 7 - 9, 2009.Diana will address...

Arizona's Tucson Citizen won't resume publication, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 1:36 pm | by ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson Citizen won't be forced to resume publication.A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Arizona attorney general's office failed to show that the Citizen's owner, Gannett Co., violated antitrust laws by ending the 138-year-old newspaper with last Saturday's issue."While...

Paragon Shipping 1Q profit tops expectations

May 19, 2009 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Paragon Shipping Inc. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit rose 22 percent on strong time charter revenue to beat Wall Street expectations, sending shares soaring in aftermarket trading.The Athens, Greece-based company said it earned $19.2 million, or 71 cents per share, during the first quarter,...

Miss. officials concerned about increase in STDs, 1st Ld-Writethru, MS

May 19, 2009 1:36 pm | by SHELIA BYRD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Public health officials, concerned about an increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Mississippi, are meeting with school leaders and health care providers in an effort to push for more education about abstinence and condom use.The latest statistics from the state...

Sangoma Announces Grant of Stock Options

May 19, 2009 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sangoma@ Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE: STC) today announced the grant of stock options to certain employees and Directors of the Company, effective May 19, 2009.Options to purchase up to 500,000 common shares were granted to employees, Officers and Directors of the Corporation at an...

Phillips-Van Heusen 1Q earnings slide 47 percent

May 19, 2009 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., which makes Calvin Klein, Van Heusen and other clothing brands, said first-quarter earnings slid 47 percent amid lower revenue and restructuring costs, but results still topped Wall Street expectations.Profit sank to $24.7 million, or 48 cents per share,...

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