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China: rich nations must cut emissions by 40 pct

May 21, 2009 10:54 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — Wealthy nations, as history's biggest polluters, should cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, China says in a policy document on climate change. The government also rolled out fresh help for solar power and other "green energy."The reductions China is...

Northland Grants Options to Executive Chairman and Directors

May 21, 2009 10:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Northland Resources Inc. (Northland) (TSX: NAU)(OSLO: NAUR)(FRANKFURT: NBS) reports that it has granted the following incentive stock options to members of its Board of Directors: Anders Hvide, Executive Chairman, 500,000; Ralph Rushton, Director, 100,000; Birger Solberg, Director, 100,000; Frode...

Bush: It's 'liberating' to be out of office, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 10:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — It was a humbling moment for the former commander in chief: President George W. Bush was walking former first dog Barney in his new Dallas neighborhood when it stopped in a neighbor's yard for relief."And there I was, former president of the United States of America, with a...

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Tokyo stocks down on strong yen, U.S. credit jitters+

May 21, 2009 10:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks fell Friday as a stronger yen toppled exporters and investor sentiment slumped on jitters over the fate of the U.S. credit rating.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended a choppy session down 38.34 points, or 0.41 percent, from Thursday to...

Japan's supermarket sales fall for 5th straight month in April+

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

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — Japan's supermarket sales in April fell 3.7 percent from a year earlier on a same-store basis for the fifth consecutive monthly fall, an industry body said Friday.Sales totaled 1.07 trillion yen at 8,089 outlets operated by 70 companies, according to the Japan Chain Stores...

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...

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"...

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