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Passers-by helped passengers escape fatal crash, ME

May 25, 2009 5:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BARING, Maine (AP) — Two passers-by are credited by police with helping two passengers escape from a burning vehicle that crashed into a tree Saturday evening in the eastern Maine town of Baring.But the good Samaritans were unable to rescue Nicholas White of Calais, the 16-year-old driver who was...

German government to cut tax on farmers' diesel, EU

May 25, 2009 5:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — The German government responded to weeks of protest by the nation's dairy farmers Monday by reducing the tax on diesel for agricultural purposes to ease what they called a "difficult situation" in the sector.Under the new regulation, farmers will only have to pay 25 euro cents per...

From Moen: Things to Consider When Buying in a Buyer's Market

May 25, 2009 5:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.moen.com () —Housing prices and interest rates are at historic lows. The real estate market is stabilizing. It's a buyer's market -- so buy! Just be sure to think with your head and not with your heart when making this big investment.Buy What You Can AffordWith homebuilders advertising...

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Okla. soldiers celebrate, remember on Memorial Day, OK

May 25, 2009 5:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma-based troops returning home from Iraq on Memorial Day weekend had ample reason to celebrate the simple things, like the smell of wet grass.But even as the soldiers shared a homecoming with family and friends, they also recalled comrades who were not so...

Redcorp Announces Reductions in Corporate Management

May 25, 2009 5:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Redcorp Ventures Ltd. ("Redcorp or the "Company") (TSX: RDV) today announced that pursuant to its filing together with Redfern Resources Ltd. (collectively the "Petitioners") under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA") on March 4, 2009 (the "Initial Order"), its Chairman of the Board,...

AIC Announces Waiver of Fees for AIC Preferred Income Fund

May 25, 2009 5:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In response to the unusually low interest rate environment in Canada and the U.S., effective June 1, 2009, AIC Limited will waive a portion of the management fee on the AIC Preferred Income Fund in order to increase the yield for investors."We've received a great deal of positive feedback on the...

Pyng Announces Terms of Private Placement

May 25, 2009 5:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Further to its press release dated May 14, 2009 announcing the terms of a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of secured subordinated convertible notes ("Notes"), Pyng Medical Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: PYT) announces that the conversion price of the Notes has now been...

Got2Know Doubles in Size Through Joint Venture

May 25, 2009 5:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.igot2know.com/ () —Digital marketing and video start-up Got2Know (G2K) has entered into a joint venture with IT services firm Megachip Technologies. The joint venture provides turnkey Internet and broadcast marketing solutions to businesses of all sizes, educational institutions and...

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Launch Qualifying for 2009 Virtual U.S. Open Championship Sports Editors/Golf Writers

May 25, 2009 5:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- The United States Golf Association and World Golf Tour (WGT) have announced the start of qualifying round play for the 2009 Virtual U.S. Open Championship on Bethpage Black at www.USOPEN.com.Beginning today and running through June 21, golf fans...

Egypt overturns exiled dissident's jail sentence, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 25, 2009 5:02 am | by HADEEL AL-SHALCHI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAIRO (AP) — A judge overturned Monday the conviction and two-year prison sentence of an exiled Egyptian-American academic and outspoken critic of the regime, paving the way for his return home.Saad Eddin Ibrahim was among the first Egyptians to publicly criticize indications that President Hosni...

EU, US: NKorean nuke test violates UN sanctions, 6th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 25, 2009 4:57 am | by ERIC TALMADGE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S., the EU and Russia condemned North Korea's reported nuclear test Monday as a violation of U.N. resolutions and promised to take the isolated regime before the Security Council. Even China joined the chorus of disapproval, saying it "resolutely opposed" the test.The response...

HL:Canadian Superior Energy postpones annual meeting as it restructures@

May 25, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Canadian Superior Energy Inc. (TSX:SNG) has postponed its annual meeting to Sept. 1 from June 26 as the oil and gas producer restructures under creditor protection.The Calgary-based company filed for protection from creditors in March.Canadian Superior explores for and produces oil and...

HL:Obama says international community must stand up to N.Korea on nuclear issue@

May 25, 2009 4:47 am | by Merrill Hartson@ - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS@ - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama assailed North Korea on Monday for new nuclear and missile tests, saying the world must "stand up to" Pyongyang and demand that it honour a promise to abandon it nuclear ambitions.Appearing on the White House steps, Obama said that its latest nuclear underground...

NY parks Web site lists Purple Heart recipients, NY

May 25, 2009 4:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — A new Web site allows the public to search for recipients of the Purple Heart enrolled with National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, located at New York state historic site.State parks officials say the public can also use the site — www.thepurpleheart.com — to help build the...

N. Korea's nuke test unlikely to have major impact on Japan markets+

May 25, 2009 4:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — North Korea's underground nuclear test conducted Monday is unlikely to have a major impact on Japan's financial markets, analysts say.But in the currency market, there could be a reversal of the recent trend for a weaker U.S. dollar against the yen due to Japan's proximity...

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