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Japan stocks rise after Wall Street rally, AS

May 26, 2009 11:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese stocks rose toward six-month highs Wednesday as signs the global recession is easing spread Wall Street's optimism to Asia.The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average rose 127.96 points, or 1.4 percent, to 9,438.77. The broader Topix index gained 1 percent to 892.85.The Nikkei has...

Gay marriage battle to return to Calif ballot, CA

May 26, 2009 11:08 pm | by LISA LEFF - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The large rainbow flag that waves in Harvey Milk Plaza was lowered to half-staff after California's highest court upset a string of gay rights victories in other states by upholding a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages.But the mourning period represented by the black...

Ind. lawmakers meet to hear new revenue forecast, APFN

May 26, 2009 11:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers will get a new look at the state's finances Wednesday as they prepare for a special budget-writing legislative session in June.The State Budget Committee is slated to get a revised revenue forecast from a bipartisan group of fiscal analysts.A forecast released...

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Joins with the Global MS Community to Mark World MS Day Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 26, 2009 11:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today joined the global multiple sclerosis (MS) community in recognizing the first World MS Day by supporting events and activities in more than a dozen countries. A world leader in MS care, Biogen Idec also reaffirmed...

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Partner to Develop Power Harvesting System Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 26, 2009 11:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREDERICK, Md. & HERZLIYA, Israel-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009--BP Solar and SolarEdge today announced a joint agreement to explore commercialization of a PV module-integrated power harvesting system embedded directly into BP Solar modules. The combined solution will maximize energy generation...

arbeiten an der Entwicklung eines Systems zur Energiegewinnung Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 26, 2009 11:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREDERICK, Md. und HERZLIYA, Israel-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 27. Mai 2009-- BP Solar und SolarEdge haben heute eine gemeinschaftliche Vereinbarung bekanntgegeben, um die Kommerzialisierung eines PV-Modulgesteuerten Systems zur Energiegewinnung zu untersuchen, das direkt in die Module von BP Solar...

LEAD: Tokyo stocks up on upbeat U.S. consumer confidence, Japan trade data+

May 26, 2009 10:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks climbed Wednesday on lifted hopes for brighter U.S. and global economic prospects, following a jump in U.S. consumer confidence and signs of moderate recovery in Japanese exports.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 127.96...

Nationwide Building Society profit drops 67 pct, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 26, 2009 10:52 pm | by ROBERT BARR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The Nationwide Building Society, Britain's third-largest mortgage lender, reported Wednesday that its full-year profit fell by 67 percent, hit by bad debts and the cost of contributions for government insurance against losses.For the year ending April 4, Nationwide reported a net...

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Fighting in Somali capital kills 9, 1st Ld-Writethru, AF

May 26, 2009 10:42 pm | by MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali insurgents fired mortars at the presidential palace in the capital, killing seven civilians and two government soldiers, witnesses and officials said Wednesday.Military spokesman Farhan Casoye said the insurgents were aiming for the palace but hit a residential area...

Singapore hotel revenue plunges 40 pct in April, AS

May 26, 2009 10:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's hotel revenue plummeted 40 percent in April as owners slashed room rates amid the global drop-off in travel.Revenue fell to 110 million Singapore dollars ($76 million) from SG$184 million a year earlier and SG$122 million in March, the Singapore Tourism Board said...

Obama Makes Supreme Court Pick - Part 2

May 26, 2009 10:37 pm | by Ainsley EarhardtAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Pat Robertson Weighs in on Prop 8 Decision

May 26, 2009 10:36 pm | by Sean HannityAssociated Press | News | Comments

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2ND LD: At least 10 dead in Lahore suicide blast, Pakistani official says+

May 26, 2009 10:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ISLAMABAD, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING, ADDING PRELIMINARY DEATH TOLL)A senior administration official in Pakistan's Lahore said a large number of casualties are expected after a suicide attack Wednesday on the head office of city's main emergency police."There are many casualties, I have seen...

LEAD: Famed lyricist Ishimoto dies at 85+

May 26, 2009 10:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)Award-winning lyricist Miyuki Ishimoto, who wrote the lyrics for iconic hit songs in Japanese popular music for decades, died of heart failure at a Yokohama hospital Wednesday, his family said. He was 85.A native of Hiroshima Prefecture, Ishimoto debuted...

Consolidating Leadership in Photovoltaic Industry Business Editors/Energy Editors/Environment Writers

May 26, 2009 10:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Regulatory News:In a period of significant consolidation, leading Photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers continue to invest in new capacity to cope with the next phase of demand growth, expected during 2010.In this context, Air Liquide (Paris:AI) significantly...

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