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Gas costs more, but don't expect a repeat of 2008

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by JOHN PORRETTO - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) — As tens of millions tank up and hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, gas prices are rising fast enough to revive painful memories of the $4-a-gallon summer of 2008.Rest easy: The economic slack created by the recession all but guarantees prices won't spike the way they did last...

Limited sees signs of stabilization, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Limited Brands executives said Thursday the economy appears to be stabilizing some, but they predicted their company's sales will remain weak over at least the next several quarters.Limited Brands, which operates Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works among other chains, posted a...

3 financial institutions back Fiat's ambitions

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN (AP) — Three financial institutions are supporting the Italian automaker Fiat's plans to create a global powerhouse by combining the company with Chrysler LCC and General Motor's Opel and Vauxhaul brands, Fiat said in a statement Thursday.The Italian banks Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit along...


Rates Wells Fargo Stage Trust, Series 2009-18C Floater & Residual Certificates Business Editors

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA/F1+' to the floater certificates and a rating of 'AA' to the residual certificates of Wells Fargo Stage Trust series 2009-18C. The long-term 'AA' rating, which is on Rating Watch Negative, is based on the higher of...

Dilbert – Engineer’s Perspective Of Art

May 21, 2009 10:06 am | Videos | Comments

While painting with Rusty Shanks, Dilbert expresses the limitations that art provides. With a picture of a bowl of fruit, you are unable to eat or rearrange it – it’s just a painting of a bowl of fruit.  

Former VP choice Palin picks memoir collaborator, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has picked a collaborator for her memoir.A spokeswoman for SarahPAC, the Alaska governor's political action committee, says that Palin has selected Lynn Vincent, an author and features editor for World magazine, a conservative Christian publication. Palin's book,...

Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union Launches The Family Center

May 21, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The newly launched Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union virtual Family Center provides members and their children with educational information about managing money, student loan and scholarship offerings and recommendations regarding which accounts will help young...

Suu Kyi on trial in Myanmar, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 21, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Anti-government forces were behind the illegal visit of an American to the house of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a bid to embarrass the military junta in Myanmar and thwart any effort by the West to improve relations, the state-run media reported...


Coalition: Chevron Management Dealt Major Blow with CalPERS Announcement on Ecuador International News Desks/Environment Writers

May 21, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Chevron is facing a shareholder rebuke at its annual meeting next week over the company's $27 billion Ecuador liability with the announcement that the nation's largest public pension fund in California is defying the recommendation of company...

Interactive Punch Out

May 21, 2009 10:02 am | Videos | Comments

Zack Scott’s friend, Samuel, wires the classic Nintendo video game, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out to coordinate with his boxing dummy, creating a fun way to stay fit while gaming against Mike Tyson and his boxing brew.  

Eden 3D Printer

May 21, 2009 9:58 am | Videos | Comments

Eden 3D printer by Objet Geometries is shown at work printing out a 3D prototype of a handle. The Eden 3D printing family is ideal for producing models with exceptionally fine details and smooth surfaces.

Enterprise 5 with Continuous Planning and Robust Scenario Analysis Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 21, 2009 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLACERVILLE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Alight LLC, developers of the industry-leading Alight Planning financial planning and reporting software, today announced the immediate availability of Alight Enterprise 5 featuring the industry's most flexible continuous planning solution that...

DOT puts stimulus money to work, SD

May 21, 2009 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Mike Rounds said $77 million in federal stimulus money has been committed so far to contracts for 11 highway projects.Three more projects worth $7 million are planned this construction season.South Dakota received $183 million for transportation projects through the...

Shutdowns Painful For Car Dealers, Good for Buyers; Company Moves Former Gang Members into Green Jobs; Fossil Provides

May 21, 2009 9:58 am | by Abbie BoudreauAssociated Press | News | Comments


Head of Cadillac, Hummer, Saab stepping down, APFN

May 21, 2009 9:58 am | by DAN STRUMPF - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of General Motors Corp.'s Cadillac, Saab and Hummer divisions is stepping down at the end of the month after just a year on the job, a GM spokesman said on Thursday.Mark McNabb, 48, has resigned and will leave GM June 1, spokesman Klaus-Peter Martin said. McNabb joined GM...


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