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May 20, 2009 1:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.ObesityHelp.com () —ObesityHelp.com will be holding the "Learn, Share & Connect" conference at the Intercontinental Hotel near O'Hare airport June 12th and 13th. Everything you ever wanted to know about available options in weight loss and plastic surgery and healthy eating will be...

Ind. treasurer files objections to Chrysler deal, IN

May 20, 2009 1:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's treasurer says state pension funds have filed objections in federal bankruptcy court opposing the proposed sale of Chrysler LLC assets and seeking a trustee to protect their rights.Treasurer Richard Mourdock said the Chrysler deal caused the Indiana State Police...

HL:Budget woes force DND to look at fewer battlefield helicopters: sources@

May 20, 2009 1:02 pm | by Murray Brewster@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The Defence Department wants to trim its order for new battlefield helicopters as it struggles to keep the $4.7-billion program within budget, The Canadian Press has learned.Federal officials have asked U.S. aircraft giant Boeing whether the order for 16 heavy-lift CH-47F Chinooks can be...

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Road to top of 14,264-foot Mt. Evans opens Friday, CO

May 20, 2009 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — The highway to the summit of Colorado's 14,264-foot Mount Evans will open for the season on Friday.The Colorado Department of Transportation says the 15-mile stretch of Colorado 5 from Echo Lake to the summit will be open through the July Fourth holiday, weather...

Obama signs mortgage bill into law, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 12:57 pm | by PHILIP ELLIOTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said homeowners facing foreclosure would have a second chance under a measure he signed into law on Wednesday, but he added consumers still must live within their means.The law encourages banks to spare homeowners from foreclosure and cracks down on lenders...

Statement From Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials on the Need for Sustained Funding of Public Health

May 20, 2009 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Health Policy, Political editorsARLINGTON, Va., May 20 (AScribe Newswire) -- Following is a statement from Paul E. Jarris, MD, MBA, Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).- - - -States and territories have made significant progress in...

Genetic anti-discrimination law starts Thursday

May 20, 2009 12:57 pm | by TOM MURPHY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A long-awaited federal law that shields people from genetic discrimination will plant its first layer of protection Thursday.The measure will prevent health insurers from denying coverage, adjusting premiums or otherwise discriminating based on genetic information, a term that...

Michigan announces $24.5M settlement with Tyco, MI

May 20, 2009 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — Michigan has announced a $24.5 million settlement with Tyco International Ltd. as a result of a 2008 lawsuit filed by the state to recoup state pension fund losses.Tyco's top executives went to prison over a multibillion dollar accounting fraud. The state owned Tyco stock,...

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Limited Brands 1Q profit is better than expected

May 20, 2009 12:52 pm | by MAE ANDERSON - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing and personal care products retailer Limited Brands Inc. posted a surprise first-quarter profit on Wednesday, as its cost-cutting efforts offset lower sales.The operator of the Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works chains also raised its full-year guidance. The shares...

Intuit narrows full-year revenue, earnings view, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 12:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Intuit Inc., the maker of TurboTax tax preparation software and Quicken personal finance software, narrowed its full-year revenue guidance Wednesday.The company it expects to post a fiscal year profit of $1.31 to $1.35 per share.On an adjusted basis, profit is expected...

Obama approves plans for US-UAE nuclear power deal, US

May 20, 2009 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has approved plans for the U.S. to help the United Arab Emirates become the first Arab nation with a nuclear power industry.In a document released by the White House on Wednesday, Obama said the nuclear cooperation agreement is in U.S. interests. The State...

Filmmakers denied tax incentives to shoot in Texas, 1st Ld-Writethru, TX

May 20, 2009 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The company behind the upcoming feature film "Waco" said this week at the Cannes Film Festival that the Texas Film Commission denied its application for tax incentives meant to encourage more filming in Texas, causing the company to halt plans for a $30 million project in the...

Citi Trends posts better-than-expected 1Q results, APFN

May 20, 2009 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Clothing company Citi Trends Inc. said Wednesday its first-quarter earnings rose 53 percent to top Wall Street expectations, helped by higher same-store sales and fewer markdowns.Profit rose to $7.9 million, or 54 cents per share, compared with $5.2 million, or 36 cents per...

Mass. seeks $6.5M in stimulus funds for clean cars, MA

May 20, 2009 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — The Patrick administration is seeking $6.5 million in federal stimulus money to help local communities, private companies and state agencies buy more than 300 hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.The vehicles include hybrid trucks and taxis, compressed natural gas buses, and other...

GE, Target, Hewlett-Packard are big movers, US

May 20, 2009 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEGeneral Electric Co., up 7 cents at $13.77The industrial conglomerate's CEO said GE had raised the $45 billion in bonds it needed for 2009 and its finance unit was...

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