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American Commercial stock in reverse split

May 26, 2009 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — American Commercial Lines Inc. said a reverse stock split took effect before the beginning of trading Tuesday.Under the reverse split, stockholders got one share for each four they owned before the split.The number of outstanding shares was cut to about 12.7 million from...

Sciele buys premature ejaculation drug candidate, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Sciele Pharma Inc. said Tuesday it paid $8.4 million upfront for the worldwide rights to a premature ejaculation drug candidate being developed by Plethora Solutions Holdings.Sciele already owned the U.S. rights to the drug candidate, which is called PSD502. The drug is an...

WellPoint spent $1.2M lobbying government in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — WellPoint Inc., the nation's largest health insurer based on membership, spent more than $1.2 million in the first quarter to lobby the federal government, according to a recent disclosure form.The Indianapolis-based managed care company lobbied on the American Recovery and...

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Remarks of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, US

May 26, 2009 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Text of Sonia Sotomayor's remarks on Tuesday after President Barack Obama announced her nomination to the Supreme Court, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions.SOTOMAYOR: I was just counseled not to be nervous.That's almost impossible.Thank you, Mr. President, for the most humbling honor of my life....

Obama's court pick has deep ties to Princeton, NJ

May 26, 2009 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — President Obama's Supreme Court nominee could become the 10th Princeton University graduate to sit on the panel if she's confirmed.Sonia Sotomayor graduated from the Ivy League school in 1976. She received the Pyne Prize that year, the top award given to Princeton's...

NC labor groups urge end to public bargaining ban, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 26, 2009 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina labor advocates and the state NAACP president have urged lawmakers to end a ban on collective bargaining for public workers that they say is a holdover from segregation times.The Rev. William Barber of the state chapter of the National Association for the...

Man shot to death in St. Louis Co. home invasion, MO

May 26, 2009 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police continue to search for suspects after masked gunmen broke into a St. Louis County home and killed a teenager.The victim was identified Tuesday as 18-year-old Donovan Forrest.The shooting happened early Monday in north St. Louis County. Authorities say three to five suspects...

Walgreen spent $480K lobbying government in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. spent $480,000 in the first quarter as it lobbied Congress on legislation related to national health care, drug imports and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.The Deerfield, Ill.-based company also lobbied on health information...

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Biting bedbugs noted in city, state, 1st Ld-Writethru, SD

May 26, 2009 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pest control experts and health officials say South Dakota appears to be experiencing a resurgence of bedbugs.It's difficult to gauge how much of a problem they are because statistics are not kept at the state or local levels. But pest control workers, who see bedbug...

Chico's shares rise on upgrade, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Chico's FAS Inc. rose on Tuesday, after an analyst said the women's apparel retailer's turnaround efforts are working and upgraded the stock ahead of its first-quarter earnings report.Women's apparel retailers have been among the hardest hit in the apparel sector amid the...

Couple gives $10M to Medical College of Wisconsin, WI

May 26, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Waukesha couple is giving $10 million to the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop devices for detecting and treating disease.The donation comes from philanthropists Robert and Patricia Kern. Robert Kern founded Generac Power Systems, Inc., which makes power generators.The...

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Game news: 'Wii-Fit' leads to boom in 'exergaming'

May 26, 2009 7:14 am | by LOU KESTEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Real news from the virtual world:— ACTIVE VOLCANO: Nintendo's "Wii Fit" exercise program has topped the video-game sales charts since its debut a year ago. But come on, folks: Surely you've mastered the sun salutation and the downward-facing dog by now and you're ready for something more...

Cattle on feed numbers up in South Dakota, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, South Dakota's large feedlots held 230,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of May 1. That's 10,000 more than a year earlier and 5,000 more than the previous month.The figures are from feedlots containing at least...

Ala. industry recruitment law expands incentives, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AL

May 26, 2009 7:14 am | by PHILLIP RAWLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The financial help that Alabama has extended to new manufacturing industries for 60 years will now be offered to research and development businesses, corporate headquarters and alternative energy companies.Gov. Bob Riley held a ceremonial signing Tuesday for a law that...

Irish President to Mount Holyoke Grads: 'The World Needs You'

May 26, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Education, Assignment editorsSOUTH HADLEY, Mass., May 26 (AScribe Newswire) -- Mary McAleese, the eighth president of Ireland, addressed the 594 women receiving degrees from Mount Holyoke College Sunday, as well as a crowd of more than 4,000 family members, friends, and well-wishers. The...

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