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Swine flu spreads in Asia; Tokyo has first cases, AS

May 20, 2009 8:31 pm | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials broadened their anti-epidemic measures Thursday as the first cases of swine flu were confirmed in the capital, and online prices soared for the antiviral drug Tamiflu, which is normally available only via prescription.New cases also were reported in China, Australia...

Oil drops below $61 as big rally pauses, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 20, 2009 8:25 pm | by PABLO GORONDI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil prices eased off six-month highs Thursday after rallying the day before to above $62 a barrel on a bigger-than-expected fall in U.S. crude inventories.Benchmark crude for July delivery was down $1.23 to $60.81 a barrel by midday in Europe in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile...

Lawyer: Myanmar court accepts case against Suu Kyi, 6th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 20, 2009 8:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered a not guilty plea to charges that she violated the terms of her house arrest, as indications mounted that she will be convicted and imprisoned for sheltering an uninvited American visitor.Her plea on Friday came after the...

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Mary Easley to discuss NC State post amid probe, 6th Ld-Writethru, NC

May 20, 2009 8:20 pm | by MIKE BAKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former first lady Mary Easley said she would discuss her controversial job at North Carolina State University on Thursday amid a federal prosecutor's investigation into her husband's conduct as governor.Mary Easley's attorney, Marvin Schiller, said she would appear at a news...

Prosecutors ask for leniency in Phipps sentencing, OK

May 20, 2009 8:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Steve Phipps broke a "code of silence" and assisted a major political corruption investigation in Oklahoma, federal prosecutors told a judge on Wednesday.Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Ronald White to show leniency next week when he sentences Phipps, a Kiowa...

Message to the Top of the World During Record 19th Everest Ascent Business Editors/Environment Writers

May 20, 2009 8:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Utah Resident Apa Sherpa unveiled a banner on the summit of Mount Everest today telling the world to take urgent action on climate change and save his native Himalayas. The banner containing the WWF message - "Stop Climate Change, Let the Himalayas...

State, feds reach agreement on state school fixes, 1st Ld-Writethru, TX

May 20, 2009 8:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has reached an agreement with the state of Texas on a $112 million, five-year plan to fix problems in the state's 13 large residential facilities for the mentally disabled, according to a state official.Details of the plan are to be unveiled Friday...

Lawmakers work on budget, tax plan, 3rd Ld-Writethru, NV

May 20, 2009 8:14 pm | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Tired Nevada lawmakers, who met until about 4 a.m. Thursday, returned several hours later to try to pass a $6.8 billion budget and a plan for $781 million in higher taxes to fund the two-year spending plan.The Democrat-controlled Assembly voted 34-7 for AB562, the $6.8...

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Montgomery County budget plan delays the pain, 1st Ld-Writethru, MD

May 20, 2009 8:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials have put together a budget that depends on one-time fixes and accounting moves to delay the pain from a deficit of more than $550 million.But some officials believe the budget could make it more difficult for the county to get out of $370 million...

White House's auto recovery leader comes to Ohio, OH

May 20, 2009 8:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The White House official in charge of helping communities hurt by changes in the auto industry is beginning a two-day tour of Ohio.Ed Montgomery will be in Dayton and Toledo on Thursday. Montgomery is President Barack Obama's director of recovery for auto communities and...

Prices Increased in 11 Metropolitan Areas and Home Sales Increased in 23 Compared to February

May 20, 2009 8:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.radarlogic.com () —According to the March 2009 RPX Monthly Housing Market Report released today by Radar Logic Incorporated, the RPX 25-MSA Composite was virtually flat in both February and March after being in freefall for much of 2008. Home prices increased in March on a...

VMware vSphere 4 to Help Customers Transform IT Into a Dynamic, Flexible Service, While Dramatically Lowering Costs

May 20, 2009 8:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.vmware.com () —VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced the general availability of VMware vSphere(TM) 4, delivered ahead of schedule and with the support of an extensive partner...

BW)(ID-MICRON-TECHNOLOGY-INC)(MU.NYSE) Micron Technology stellt neues Ein-Chip-Microdisplay-Panel vor Business Editors/High-Tech Editors

May 20, 2009 8:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20. Mai 2009-- Micron Technology, Inc. (NYSE:MU), hat heute ein neues Microdisplay-Panel vorgestellt, das die Technologie einsetzt, die es kurzlich von Displaytech, Inc., erworben hat. Die Einfuhrung eines neuen Microdisplay-Panels ist Teil der weitergehenden...

Zcom Networks Announces Shareholder Update and Share Structure

May 20, 2009 8:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.zcomnetworks.net () —Zcom Networks, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZCNW) announced today the company's current share structure in a continued effort to further public transparency to shareholders. As of today's date, the public float is 736,753,302 common shares out of 775,545,814 common shares...

Body Language: Nancy Pelosi, Caroline Kennedy, Barack Obama,

May 20, 2009 7:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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