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Ore. Senate extends period of product liability, OR

May 26, 2009 8:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that would give Oregonians harmed by defective products more time to take legal action.Currently, Oregon residents must sue within eight years of when the product was originally purchased.Senate Bill 284 would extend the window to 10...

GE says it has reduced greenhouse emissions, US

May 26, 2009 8:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Industrial conglomerate General Electric Co. says it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions and is making a growing amount of money from its environmentally conscious business plan launched in 2005.In the annual report of GE's "ecomagination" program, GE said its emissions of...

HL:Alta. pushes ahead with law to allow parents to pull kids from lessons on gays@

May 26, 2009 8:12 pm | by Jim Macdonald@Associated Press | News | Comments

EDMONTON — Alberta is pushing ahead with Canada's first legislation to give parents the power under its human rights code to pull their children from lessons on sex, religion or sexual orientation.In response to widespread criticism from school boards and human rights groups, Premier Ed Stelmach's...

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New bakery program brings sweet success, NC

May 26, 2009 8:07 pm | by TINA FIRESHEETSAssociated Press | News | Comments

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It's hard to keep people out of the kitchen when it smells like pecan pie bars and mixed berry squares.Breakfast and lunch are served during the week at the Sanctuary House. But right now, there's a bakery order. That means the mixer churns butter and crumbled brown sugar. A...

Chrysler faces more hearings to get Fiat deal OK'd

May 26, 2009 8:07 pm | by BREE FOWLER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — It may take two more days of testimony for Chrysler to convince a bankruptcy judge that a deal with Italian automaker Fiat is the best way to save itself from liquidation.The automaker needs U.S. Judge Arthur Gonzalez to approve the sale despite protests from a group of Indiana...

Advisors & Co. Formed by Global Leveraged Capital to Provide Financial Restructuring Services Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 26, 2009 8:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Global Leveraged Capital (GLC), a private investment and merchant banking firm, today announced the formation of GLC Advisors & Co. GLC Advisors has been founded to deliver senior-level, objective advice with a capital markets perspective to debtors,...

Technology Enables Natural Interfaces "Beyond Multi-Touch" Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 26, 2009 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- 3-D Sensor chip leader Canesta, with co-developers Hitachi and GestureTek, is demonstrating this week how our televisions, media centers, and computers can offer us a new dimension in interaction with natural interfaces that go beyond multi-touch,...

Introduces Acrobat.com Presentations Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 26, 2009 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009--Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the preview release of Acrobat.com Presentations, available for free sign-up as a public beta on Adobe Labs. Acrobat.com Presentations extends the Acrobat.com vision of enabling a better way...

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Computer Tune-Up to the Unemployed Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 26, 2009 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- As unemployment numbers continue to rise, ReliaTech, the Bay Area's non-profit computer service organization, is offering a stimulus plan to help people find jobs - a free computer tune-up."We have always offered great rates for computer service,"...

Sand dollars: Deals amid the Atlantic dunes, US

May 26, 2009 8:01 pm | by STEVE SZKOTAK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Out of work since December, Kathleen Hewes quickly realized a 14-year family tradition at the Delaware shore would have to come to an end in 2009."We decided in January we couldn't afford it," Hewes said of her now one-income household.Then Hewes heard back from rental agent...

Web-Based Software that Keeps Track of Time and Productivity Automatically Business Editors

May 26, 2009 8:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Slife Labs today introduced a new version of Slife, the revolutionary time and productivity management application that helps individuals and businesses keep track of their computer time and activities automatically. The third generation of Slife is...

Fitch Rates Virginia Beach, Virginia's $72MM GOs 'AA+'; Stable Outlook Business Editors

May 26, 2009 8:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to Virginia Beach, Virginia's (the city) approximately $72 million general obligation (GO) public improvement bonds, series 2009. The bonds are scheduled to sell competitively on or about June 3, 2009, with proceeds...

REFILING: Dollar rises to lower 95 yen level on improved U.S. consumer confidence+

May 26, 2009 7:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: FIXING 8TH GRAF)The U.S. dollar rose to the lower 95 yen level Wednesday morning in Tokyo, helped partly by better-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence in May and safe-haven buying on North Korean nuclear jitters.At noon, the dollar fetched 95.30-33 yen, up from...

EVENING NEWS for May 26, 2009, CBS

May 26, 2009 7:56 pm | by Chip ReidAssociated Press | News | Comments

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HL:Manitobans to get better benefits for catastrophic vehicular injuries@

May 26, 2009 7:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WINNIPEG — Manitobans who suffer catastrophic injuries from motor vehicle accidents will receive improved benefits under a bill introduced in the legislature.As well, 120 Manitobans who have suffered such accidents since the introduction of no-fault insurance in 1994 will receive retroactive...

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