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Museum honors Chicago, others for going green, DC

May 19, 2009 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Building Museum is honoring the city of Chicago, industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp. and others for their efforts to improve the environment.The museum announced its 2009 Honor Awards Tuesday. Other recipients include the U.S. Green Building Council for...

Nev. lawmakers advance tax plan to plug budget gap, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:24 pm | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers moved ahead Tuesday with more elements of a plan to fill a $1.1 billion hole in a nearly $7 billion state budget for the next two fiscal years.Democrat and Republican negotiators from the Senate and Assembly met behind closed doors to discuss moneysaving...

HP's profit drops, more layoffs looming

May 19, 2009 12:24 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a gauge of how personal computer sales are faring, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s quarterly results clouded the issue rather than provided clarity.HP's profit dropped 17 percent to $1.72 billion and sales fell 3 percent to $27.4 billion in its fiscal second quarter, dragged down by...

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Williams Capital to manage $1B for Goldman Sachs, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Williams Capital Management LLC said Tuesday it was selected by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to manage $1 billion worth of U.S. treasury and government agency securities.The investment will significantly boost Williams Capital's assets under management. That will help bring in new...

Sunoco offers $8.5 million for NY ethanol plant, NY

May 19, 2009 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Petroleum giant Sunoco Inc. is offering $8.5 million to buy a bankrupt upstate New York ethanol plant.Philadelphia-based Sunoco outbid a consortium of companies that offered $1 million for the former Northeast Biofuels plant near Fulton, about 30 miles north of...

Tuesday hogs, IN

May 19, 2009 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eastern Cornbelt Lean Value Direct Hogs report for Tuesday:Trend: Barrows and gilts were 87 cents lower compared with previous day's close.Base-market carcass basis plant-delivered: 0.9 to 1.1 square inches of back fat, $50.50-$56.42; weighted average $54.26.Net prices,...

Obama says small businesses key to economy, US

May 19, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation's small businesses are responsible for half of the nation's private sector jobs and deserve support from Washington.Obama on Tuesday welcomed winners of a Small Business Administration award to the White House's East Room. He said some of the...

Grain quotes, High Plains & Gulf, TX

May 19, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas High Plains cash grain markets 13 cents to 15 cents higher on grain sorghum, 6 cents to 7 cents higher on wheat, 5 cents higher on soybeans and 7 cents to 9 cents higher on corn.Prices paid or bid to the producer f.o.b. elevator as of 3:00 p.m. Grain sorghum quoted per hundredweight; wheat,...

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Gay rights advocates protest SC date violence bill, 2nd Ld-Writethru, SC

May 19, 2009 12:22 pm | by SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gay rights advocates on Tuesday protested the exclusion of gay and lesbian relationships from a South Carolina bill meant to curb teen dating violence.Limiting dating violence prevention to students in hetereosexual relationships further discriminates against students who are...

HL:Canadian dollar closed at 86.48 cents US, up 1.67 cents @

May 19, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar closed at 86.48 cents US, up 1.67 cents on Tuesday.The U.S. dollar stood at 115.63 cents Canadian, down 2.28 cents.Pound sterling closed C$1.7902, up 0.12 of a cent and US$1.5482, up 3.09 cents.The euro was worth C$1.5766, down 1.40 cents.Quotations provided by BMO...

Gentex Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

May 19, 2009 12:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.gentex.com/ () —Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors and commercial fire protection products, today announced that its Board of Directors recently declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 (11...

HL:Staying alive: As recession deepens, businesses keep bankruptcy at bay@

May 19, 2009 12:22 pm | by Julian Beltrame@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The ability of Canadian businesses to survive the worst recession in decades is giving hope that the rebound from current massive job losses will be stronger than widely expected.One of the biggest surprises of the downturn — unique to Canada — is that as the economy has slumped, the...

Congress passes anti-foreclosure bill, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 12:17 pm | by ANNE FLAHERTY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Tuesday sent the president legislation that encourages banks to spare homeowners from foreclosure, after the industry helped scuttle a tougher measure that would have forced lenders to reduce monthly payments of owners in bankruptcy.The House voted 367-54 to pass the...

Stockholders Elect Randy Carson to Board Business Editors

May 19, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARMA, Ohio-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) today announced that at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders Randy Carson was elected an independent director to the Company's Board of Directors.Mr. Carson served as Chief Executive Officer of the Electrical Group...

Lockheed to lay off 130 workers due to DOD budget, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lockheed Martin Corp. said Tuesday that it plans to eliminate 130 jobs because of Pentagon budget cuts that impacted its work on programs like a new helicopter for the president.The cuts, which will be focused on Lockheed's systems integration unit in Owego, N.Y., will likely be...

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