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VeriSign sells security services unit, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — VeriSign Inc. said Tuesday that it is selling its security services unit.The Mountain View, Calif.-based company, which runs some of the key directories that computers need to find Web sites and route e-mail, is selling Managed Security Services to SecureWorks Inc. of...

Atlas Air adopts stockholder-rights plan

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — Freight-aircraft owner Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it approved a stockholder-rights plan giving its board more power in case of an attempt to take over the company.Atlas Air said the move wasn't prompted by any particular effort to gain control of the...

US high court to decide if Vioxx lawsuits allowed, US

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether shareholders can sue international pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co. because of the failure of its former blockbuster painkiller Vioxx.The high court agreed Tuesday to review Merck's challenge to a federal appeals court's reinstatement of...

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URS venture gets pact to help rebuild New Orleans, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineering-services company URS Corp. received a contract to provide design support and construction management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' in its efforts to rebuild New Orleans flood control, river locks, roads and bridges.URS said it will share the work with joint...

AM-2212-G: Affordable Luxury, US

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Great design doesn't depend on the size of one's bank balance. This affordable home plan, AM-2212-G by Home Plans LLC, offers a handsome exterior, accented with shingles, peaked gables and a welcoming front porch. The interior is practical, flexible and above all comfortable.The home features a...

Dam Upgrades

May 26, 2009 6:55 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to spend $70 million over two years to improve the lock and dam on the Mississippi River near Red Wing

New Price-Performance Standard

May 26, 2009 6:52 am | News | Comments

Solido is raising the bar again. The cost-effective, time-efficient and intuitive SD300, already installed in hundreds of sites, gave higher meaning to the price/performance equation.  

Directors of American Spectrum Realty, Inc. Terminate Share Purchase Plan Business Editors/Real Estate Writers

May 26, 2009 6:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Three directors of American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: AQQ) ("the Company"), a real estate investment and management company, headquartered in Houston, Texas, announced today that they have terminated their 10b5-1 trading plan to jointly purchase up...

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Palin signs vets cemetery bill into law, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 26, 2009 6:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — — Hundreds of service members will now have the option of being buried in an official Interior Alaska veterans cemetery.Gov. Sarah Palin signed the bill creating the cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony in Fairbanks. Palin expected the cemetery be built by 2014.Sen. Gene...

Okeechobee Co. man survives gator attack, FL

May 26, 2009 6:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKEECHOBEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a 47-year-old man is recovering after he was attacked by an alligator at Lake Okeechobee.According to a news release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Antonio Prado was using a net to catch fish at Nubbin Slough in Lake Okeechobee on...

Earnings Preview: AutoZone, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:50 am | by DAN STRUMPF - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Auto parts retailer AutoZone Inc. reports fiscal third-quarter earnings on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Parts retailers like AutoZone are among the few players in the auto industry that have benefited...

Texas Senate OKs transportation agency reform, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:50 am | by JIM VERTUNO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate on Monday night approved its version of a major overhaul to the state's road-building agency, including allowing voters in counties in the state's largest metro areas to raise gas taxes to pay for road projects.The Senate bill to renew the Texas Department of...

Internship program aligns youths, in-demand jobs, 1st Ld-Writethru, MO

May 26, 2009 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Missouri students will get some help with summer internships in this daunting economy thanks to the federal stimulus package.The Next-Generation Jobs Team allocates $25 million toward wages for as many as 6,000 Missouri students ages 16 to 24 who seek work in high-growth...

HL:Business staffing plans for Tuesday, May 26@

May 26, 2009 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BUSINESS EDITORS:@ Here are CP Business staffing plans as of 4 p.m. ET. Plans may change as circumstances warrant.Queries should be addressed to business editor John Valorzi at 416-507-2146 or David Paddon on the business desk at 416-507-2138 or Craig Wong at 613-231-8631. To contact CP Business by...

Sector Snap: Analyst cuts Wynn, Sands targets, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Casino operators Wynn Resorts Ltd. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. have the most to lose when Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd.'s City of Dreams resort opens next month, an analyst said Tuesday.Janet Brashear of Bernstein Research has high hopes for Melco's City of Dreams, which is set to...

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