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Ahead of the Bell: American Express, APFN

May 19, 2009 3:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of American Express Co. are likely to jump on the credit card lender's plans to slash 4,000 jobs and reduce expenses by $800 million during the remainder of the year, an analyst said Tuesday.Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co. analyst Scott Valentin said the second round of cost...

Ex-head of kanji body, son held for allegedly causing losses to body+

May 19, 2009 3:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KYOTO, May 19 (Kyodo) — Prosecutors arrested the former head of a scandal-hit Kyoto-based kanji promotion body and his son on Tuesday for allegedly causing nearly 260 million yen in losses to their organization through improper business practices, the prosecutors said.Noboru Okubo, 73, former...

Acquires Remaining Part of US Based Seals Company Business Editors/Manufacturing Writers

May 19, 2009 3:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GOTEBORG, Sweden-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Regulatory News:In April 2006, SKF (STO:SKFA) (STO:SKFB) (LSE:SKFB) (Pink Sheets:SKFRY) acquired 51% of the shares in Macrotech Polyseal Inc. Part of the agreement was for SKF to acquire the remaining 49% of the shares within three years, and that...

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Top Democrats greet Maine budget deal with relief, ME

May 19, 2009 3:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Leaders of the Democratic majorities in the Maine House and Senate say budget negotiators did their best to weigh the impact of difficult decisions in reaching compromises on spending reductions.Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell credited the Appropriations Committee for...

Newly Acquired Assay Shows Gold and Silver Values Metal/Mining Writers/Business Editors

May 19, 2009 3:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (OTCBB:ECPN) reports: In February ECPN's previous management authorized a commercial lab to conduct two 1 kilogram cyanide assay tests comprised of material from two composite samples from the El Capitan Deposit....

Douglas lauds Obama over emission standards, VT

May 19, 2009 3:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Jim Douglas is lauding an Obama administration decision to follow the lead of California, Vermont and other states in linking vehicle fuel efficiency standards and carbon emissions.The administration is moving to set the first national emission limits for cars and trucks...

RI relaxes rules on tuition for veterans, RI

May 19, 2009 3:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is making it easier for veterans to get a college education in the state.Military veterans who move to Rhode Island can pay in-state tuition at the state's three public colleges right away, instead of waiting for a year to establish residency.The new policy...

3 arrested in pill heist at NH pharmacy, NH

May 19, 2009 3:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSSIPEE, N.H. (AP) — Police have arrested three men for allegedly smashing into an Ossipee, N.H., Rite Aid to take a bagful of narcotic pills.The Conway Daily Sun reported that FBI is investigating possible links to a rash of drug store thefts across the region after Saturday's...

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Condo board backs down in Ohio flag flap, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 3:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A military mother who had been ordered by her condominium board to remove a flag honoring her son's wartime service has been told the symbol can stay in her window.The dispute with Marlene Gano and her 76-year-old husband, Richard, brought the condominium management company...

Wash. gov signs new $35B state budget, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WA

May 19, 2009 3:13 am | by CURT WOODWARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire approved the state's $35 billion two-year operating budget on Tuesday, calling the slash-and-burn spending plan a "necessary evil" that manages to protect education programs while the state waits out a deep recession.Gregoire mostly agreed with the spending...

Also Can Be Used to Boost Preparedness of First Responders

May 19, 2009 3:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.cubic.com () —Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., the defense systems unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), is under contract to deliver a combat training system to the Montana National Guard that will provide the State of Montana with advanced training capabilities and can also be used...

Integrated Solution Enables Architects, Engineers and Contractors to Manage Digital Image Libraries Within a Project Context

May 19, 2009 3:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.newforma.com () —(http://www.axomic.com)Newforma@, (http://www.newforma.com/) a software company addressing the project information management (PIM) needs of the design and building industry, and Axomic (UK) Ltd (http://www.axomic.com/Home.html) , a provider of image management solutions...

Private Networking Made Simple, With Improved Performance and Reliability

May 19, 2009 3:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.cavtel.com () —Cavalier, a leading provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, today announced its Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). Cavalier's VPLS combines the simplicity of Ethernet with the intelligence of IP and the inherent security...

Leading Hosted Unified Communications Provider Achieves Highest Partner Certification Level With Microsoft Technologies

May 19, 2009 3:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.calltower.com () —CallTower, Inc. (www.calltower.com (http://www.calltower.com) ), a leading provider of managed enterprise-class unified communications solutions for growing businesses, today announced it has achieved Microsoft Gold Partner Certification with competencies in Unified...

HP and Microsoft Expand Alliance in Unified Communications and Collaboration Business Editors/High-Tech Editors

May 19, 2009 3:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- At Interop Las Vegas 2009, HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Microsoft today announced a four-year strategic global initiative to deliver an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution.As part of their Frontline Partnership, the two companies expect to...

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