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Toshiba Done With Japan

May 20, 2009 8:08 am | News | Comments

Japan's top chipmaker Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it will end production of mobile phones in Japan due to plummeting demand amid an economic slump

Pershimco Produces Flux Grading Over 1 g/t Gold

May 20, 2009 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PERSHIMCO RESOURCES INC. (TSX VENTURE: PRO)(FRANKFURT: BIZ) ("Pershimco" or the "Company") is pleased to confirm reception of final payment in regards to a first contract with Xstrata's Horne smelter for processing the 2500 tons bulk sample of gold bearing flux coming from the Thibodeau Intrusive...

Indonesia's air force struggles to maintain fleet, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 20, 2009 8:02 am | by AGUS BASUKI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MAGETAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military is likely to experience more deadly crashes like the one that killed 100 people this week unless the government boosts defense spending, analysts said Friday.Investigators retrieved one of four engines from the C-130 Hercules that slammed into a...

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Armstrong's Astana team paid part of late salary, CYC

May 20, 2009 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ARENZANO, Italy (AP) — Lance Armstrong's Astana team received some of the back pay owed by sponsors."It's not complete yet, but it's moving," team manager Johan Bruyneel told The Associated Press on Wednesday.Armstrong and seven other Astana riders have been protesting two months of missed salaries...

Low bids let UDOT add 9 projects to list, UT

May 20, 2009 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has added nine projects to its list of those getting federal stimulus dollars thanks to unexpectedly low bids from road builders.The Utah Transportation Commission on Tuesday shifted $13.3 million toward new projects.Utah already has obligated 82 percent, or $171 million,...

Anadarko to Present at Upcoming Conferences Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 20, 2009 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced that certain senior executives will present at the following energy conferences:-- Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Chuck Meloy, will present at the Deutsche Bank Energy, Utilities &...

BofA shares rise after it completes stock sale, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 8:01 am | by STEPHEN BERNARD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America Corp.'s ability to sell $13.47 billion in common stock in less than two weeks has increased perceptions the bank is improving its operations.Shares of Bank of America were among the biggest gainers in the sector Wednesday, jumping 56 cents, or 5 percent, to $11.81 in...

Colo governor signs bill creating transit division, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 20, 2009 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a bill creating a new state agency coordinating transit and rail opportunities across the state.The measure signed Wednesday will create the Transit and Rail Division in the Colorado Department of Transportation to plan, promote and implement...

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Lawrence apartment tenants told to leave, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 20, 2009 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The owners of an apartment complex here where three people died in a 2005 arson fire have told all tenants to leave as soon as they can.An attorney for Boardwalk Apartments said Monday that the owners want to do "something different" with the property. The families of three...

Interpublic hires GM executive Martin Walsh, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The Interpublic Group, a marketing agency that does work for General Motors Corp., said on Wednesday it has hired GM executive Martin Walsh to coordinate work for the car company.Walsh, 56, was most recently general manager for GM's Hummer division. He had been with GM 33 years,...

N.Y. stocks slightly higher on receded concern over banking sector+

May 20, 2009 7:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 20 (Kyodo) — New York stocks rose slightly Wednesday morning on receded concern over the banking sector.The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average, which fell 29.23 points Tuesday, gained 51.21 points to stand at 8,526.06 at 11:25 a.m. The Dow index briefly surged more than 110 points...

Cars could be donation stops in Nebraska, NE

May 20, 2009 7:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Legislature has passed a bill that would let cities enact laws allowing people to approach stopped cars and ask occupants for money.The times and locations people could ask for donations would have to be specified, which would thwart panhandlers. Local laws couldn't exclude...

Webcast Posted to Best's Review Web Site Business Editors/Insurance Writers

May 20, 2009 7:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLDWICK, N.J.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- The Best's Review(R) Webcast"Agency Finance and Valuation 2009: What's My Agency Worth?" is now available at www.bestreview.com/agency09. The panel presentation explored current valuation techniques and the mergers and acquisitions market for...

Commerce Split Corp.-Portfolio Update

May 20, 2009 7:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Commerce Split Corp. ("the Company") was created to provide exposure to the common shares of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ("CIBC") through two classes of securities, the Priority Equity Shares and the Class A Shares (a "Unit"). Since the inception of the Company on February 16, 2007 (27...

De Niro, Norton star in movie at Michigan prison, MI

May 20, 2009 7:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A closed-down state prison in Jackson is the scene of a new movie starring Robert De Niro and Edward Norton.The state says filming began Wednesday morning for "Stone," a psychological thriller.De Niro plays a correctional officer who is seduced by the wife of Norton, who...

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