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Taiwan-China business ties grow as barriers fall

May 21, 2009 10:13 pm | by ANNIE HUANG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China and Taiwan are seeking new business ventures in each other's territories like never before as investment and travel barriers fall between the once bitter enemies amid warmer political ties.Much of the credit goes to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, who has rejected his...

2ND LD: BOJ raises economic assessment for 1st time in nearly 3 yrs+

May 21, 2009 10:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO, 3RD STORY TO FOLLOW WITH SHIRAKAWA'S PRESS CONFERENCE)The Bank of Japan on Friday raised its assessment of the nation's economy for the first time in two years and 10 months amid emerging signs of improvement in such areas as industrial output, signaling...

120 Oklahoma Guard troops return from Iraq, OK

May 21, 2009 10:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Welcome-home ceremonies are planned this weekend for about 120 Oklahoma National Guard troops who have been deployed to Iraq.About 40 members of a Lexington-based Guard unit will return home Sunday without three soldiers, who died in a Chinook helicopter crash last September in...

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African Copper plc: Share Transfer Instructions

May 21, 2009 10:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

African Copper plc (AIM: ACU)(BOTSWANA:AFRICAN COPPER) announces the procedure for transferring shares that were previously listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX"). As a condition to the Zambia Copper Investments Limited ("ZCI") equity subscription of new ordinary shares in the capital of ACU...

SolarEdge gibt auf der Internationalen Fachmesse fur Solartechnik Munchen (Intersolar Munich) 2009 revolutionares Energieumwandlungssystem offentlich bekannt Business Editors/Ene...

May 21, 2009 10:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HERTZLIA, Israel-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 22. Mai 2009-- SolarEdge Technologies, ein neu gegrundetes Unternehmen zur innovativen Sonnenenergieumwandlung, gab heute bekannt, dass das mit Spannung erwartete PV-Energieumwandlungssystem zum ersten Mal auf der Intersolar Munich 2009 prasentiert werden wird,...

SolarEdge to Unveil Revolutionary Power Harvesting System at Intersolar Munich 2009 Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 21, 2009 10:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HERTZLIA, Israel-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- SolarEdge Technologies, an innovative solar power harvesting start-up, today announced the company's highly anticipated PV energy harvesting system will be revealed for the first time at Intersolar Munich 2009, taking place next week from May...

Tenaris Comments on Recent Developments in Venezuela

May 21, 2009 9:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.tenaris.com () —Tenaris S.A. (NYSE: TS) (BAE: TS) (MXSE: TS) (MILAN: TEN) ("Tenaris") announced today that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has announced the decision to nationalize its majority-owned subsidiaries Tavsa, Tubos de Acero de Venezuela S.A. and Matesi, Materiales...

Rural electric co-op to overhaul energy pricing, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 21, 2009 9:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Rural electric cooperative Holy Cross Energy plans to overhaul its pricing system to reward conservation and penalize high consumption among residential customers.Holy Cross serves 43,000 customers in the Roaring Fork, Eagle and lower Colorado River valleys. Its service area...

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Acer eyes Japan growth with new cheap laptop

May 21, 2009 9:41 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Acer Inc. of Taiwan said Friday it plans solid growth in the previously hard-to-crack Japanese market with a new slim, lightweight laptop that boasts an eight-hour battery life and a cheap price.Japan has long been dominated by its own big-name electronics makers, and outsiders have...

Tasmanian devils listed as endangered in Australia

May 21, 2009 9:36 pm | by ROD McGUIRK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Tasmanian devil, a snarling fox-sized marsupial made notorious by its Looney Tunes cartoon namesake Taz, was listed in Australia as an endangered species Friday because of a contagious cancer that has wiped out most of the wild population.The upgrade from "vulnerable"...

SKorea, EU aim to make progress on FTA at summit

May 21, 2009 9:30 pm | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea and the European Union hope to use a weekend summit to make progress on a stalled free trade agreement and lay the groundwork for expanded relations.An EU delegation led by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Czech President Vaclav Klaus...

Bank of Japan upgrades assessment of economy

May 21, 2009 9:30 pm | by JAY ALABASTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank on Friday upgraded its assessment of the world's second-largest economy, taking a cautiously upbeat stance that recession may be easing.The Bank of Japan's eight-member policy board voted unanimously to leave its overnight call rate at 0.1 percent, a move that was...

Auto dealer indicted in alleged salvage scam, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 21, 2009 9:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — An indictment by a state grand jury alleges a Grand Junction auto dealer sold vehicles determined to be "total losses" to unsuspecting buyers without telling them how damaged the vehicles were.Named in the indictment is 66-year-old Camden P. Fortney III, owner of Camden Motors.The...

Libyan dissident dies after release to Jordan, ML

May 21, 2009 9:19 pm | by JAMAL HALABY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Libyan dissident and human rights activist repeatedly imprisoned in Libya for defying the country's leader Moammar Gadhafi died after being released earlier this month to Jordan, a top Jordanian security official said.Fathi al-Jahmi, whose ordeal in Libyan prisons had been...

Carbon Sciences Promotes Byron Elton to Chairman and CEO

May 21, 2009 9:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other fuels, today announced that Byron Elton has been promoted to Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO. Elton replaces Derek McLeish, who recently...

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