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HL:Tories look to scheduling tactics to avoid election@

May 20, 2009 2:25 pm | by Alexander Panetta@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are poised to kill off any chance of a spring election by using the parliamentary calendar to delay a possible non-confidence motion from the Liberals.The Tories have told some of their rivals that they will push back the Liberals' so-called opposition day — their easiest...

HL:Growth Works Ltd. signs deal to acquire Mavrix Fund Management@

May 20, 2009 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Growth Works Ltd. said Wednesday that it has signed a deal to buy Mavrix Fund Management Inc. (TSX:MVX) in a deal worth about $2.2 million.

Frontier bankruptcy plan deadline extended, US

May 20, 2009 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge is giving Frontier Airlines more time to propose its own plan for emerging from Chapter 11.The Denver-based airline now has until Oct. 9 to propose a plan before creditors would be allowed to propose their own. The old deadline was June 4.Frontier filed for...

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GAO: Military faces satellite gaps, US

May 20, 2009 2:25 pm | by DONNA BORAK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor planning and unproven technologies on key Pentagon space programs have led to large cost overruns, delays and possible gaps in military satellite capabilities, according to congressional investigators.Delays of at least seven years in some satellite programs have led to...

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Local government cuts put basic services at risk, CA

May 20, 2009 2:25 pm | by SAMANTHA YOUNG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until now, the state's budget problems have been an abstraction to most Californians. That won't be the case much longer.Cities and counties that already have cut services, police and firefighters in a deepening recession could be in store for more cost-cutting in the months...

Ark. officials choose low bids for stimulus work, AR

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State highway officials have chosen the apparent low bidders for $84.3 million in projects to be funded by the federal stimulus package.Officials with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department on Wednesday opened bids on 32 projects to be funded by the...

DynCorp gets Army aviation work worth up to $170M, APFN

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — DynCorp International said on Wednesday that the U.S. Army has awarded it a contract to provide aviation maintenance support in Europe.The contract includes one base year and one option year, and would be worth $170 million if all options are exercised.DynCorp said it will...

Texas sect follower taught at Pulaski County Jail, 1st Ld-Writethru, AR

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by JON GAMBRELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A follower of the House of Yahweh sect in Texas taught classes at the Pulaski County jail for more than four years, giving inmates lessons designed by the ministry's embattled leader, officials told The Associated Press.Sheriff Doc Holladay said the follower passed a...

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Holdings, Inc. to Postpone Annual Meeting of Stockholders Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- UCBH Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBH), the holding company of United Commercial Bank (UCB(TM)), today announced that it will postpone its Annual Meeting of Stockholders scheduled for May 21, 2009, to allow time for the Company to complete the...

KBR's CEO defends electrical work in Iraq, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by KIMBERLY HEFLING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief officer of the military contractor under scrutiny in the electrocution deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq said Wednesday the electrical codes it used in the buildings it maintained in the war zone "were known and thought to be acceptable" by the Army.William P. Utt, the...

Utah officials report 1st swine flu-related death, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by MIKE STARK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State health officials are reporting the first death associated with swine flu in Utah.David Sundwall, executive director of the Utah Department of Health, says a 21-year-old man with swine flu died Wednesday morning at a Salt Lake City hospital.Sundwall says the man was...

NC human services alliance holds legislative rally, NC

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Advocates for the mentally ill want lawmakers to avoid what they call devastating cuts to services in next year's North Carolina state budget.More than 1,000 people — including patients and their families — visited the Legislature for their annual rally Wednesday. They want to...

SUBS grafs 6-7 bgng: 'The sandbags ...' to CORRECT spelling of 'pallets.' Eds: With BC-ND--Midwest Flooding-Glance; INCORPORATES Midwest Flooding-Red-Fargo; Midwest Flooding-Fargo ...

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by DAVE KOLPACK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of sandbags that protected Jim Brenan's south Fargo home from Red River floodwaters are gone. Now he has deep ruts in what used to be his lawn, shattered sidewalks and a broken sprinkler system. But no complaints."It's still a little rough around the edges," said Brenan,...

Bob Evans Farms Announces Quarterly Dividend

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOBE) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 16 cents ($0.16) per share on the company's outstanding common stock ($0.01 par value). The dividend is payable on June 15 to...

LEAD: N.Y. stocks fall on profit taking+

May 20, 2009 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: RECASTING WITH END OF TRADING)New York stocks shed earlier gains and ended moderately lower Wednesday on profit taking.The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average, which fell 29.23 points Tuesday, lost an additional 52.81 points to 8,422.04.The tech-heavy Nasdaq...

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