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HL:Taxpayers foot Mulroney's $2 million legal tab@

May 20, 2009 12:31 pm | by Joan Bryden@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Taxpayers are on the hook for $2 million of Brian Mulroney's legal costs at the inquiry into his dealings with Karlheinz Schreiber, The Canadian Press has learned.That's in addition to the $14 million or more that the commission of inquiry is expected to cost.Until now, it's been reported...

Income Financial: Monthly Distribution Declared

May 20, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INCOME FINANCIAL TRUST ("INCOME FINANCIAL") declares its variable monthly distribution of $0.05808 per unit, or 8.5% annually based on the April 30, 2009 net asset value of $8.20. The distribution is payable June 10, 2009 to shareholders on record as of May 29, 2009.Income Financial unitholders...

CircuitCity.com to relaunch within days, VA

May 20, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The company that bought bankrupt Circuit City's brand and e-commerce business is planning to relaunch CircuitCity.com in the next few days.According to a posting on the new front page of the Web site, New York-based Systemax says the site will feature lower prices, a wider...

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Geithner hopeful, cautious over financial system, 6th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 12:31 pm | by JIM KUHNHENN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that the financial system was "starting to heal," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that major banks had raised $56 billion since stress tests showed several in need of more capital — a sign of emerging investor confidence.Geithner also said a public...

Jets Replacing Air Filters

May 20, 2009 12:31 pm | by David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Tim Smith, a spokesman for American, said the airline had already taken steps to fix the problems, including replacing air filters and start buttons on all its MD-80 series jets and giving additional training and directions to pilots and mechanics

Editorials from around Pennsylvania, PA

May 20, 2009 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORTURE AND RELIGION SHOULD NOT GO HAND-IN-HANDContrary to what some Christians believe, Jesus did not say "Blessed are the torturers."He did not lay out conditions for the proper use of sleep deprivation, sexual humiliation or the waterboarding of one's adversaries. His attitude toward people who...

Darnley Bay Resources Closes Private Placement Financing

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Further to its news release of May 6th, Darnley Bay Resources Limited (the "Company")(TSX VENTURE: DBL) announces that it has increased the amount of its Private Placement financing to 1,550,000 units @ $0.10 per unit for a total of $155,000 and 583,333 Flow-Through (FT) units @ $0.12 per unit for...

HL:Harper, Netanyahu talk peace@

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke with Benjamin Netanyahu today about the Israeli leader's visit to Washington and the prospects for Middle East peace negotiations.A Harper spokesman said Canada will continue to encourage a two-state solution with all the parties involved in the peace...

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Ohioans camp out for free chicken dinners, OH

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — People started lining up about dawn in suburban Cincinnati for a restaurant's offer of free chicken for a year.A Chick-fil-A franchise opening Thursday in Deerfield Township offered coupons for one free chicken dinner per week for a year to the first 100 adults in line.The line...

Coked Up Air

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by Ciaran Giles, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Air pollution has long been a fact of life in Spanish cities, but scientists now say it is not just smog that chokes people as they walk to work or stroll through the park. A new study has found the air in Madrid and Barcelona is also laced with at least five drugs — most prominently cocaine

Delisting of Securities of Littlefield Corporation From NASDAQ OMX BX

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON, May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NASDAQ OMX BX announced today that it will file a Form 25 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to delist the common stock of Littlefield Corporation. The delisting will become effective ten days after the Form 25 is filed. NASDAQ OMX BX is taking this...

11 farmers' markets in Kan. now accept food stamps, APFN

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WHITING, Kan. (AP) — Vendors at 11 farmers' markets in Kansas are accepting food stamps, up from two last year.Eleven Kansas farmers' markets now take Vision Cards, the Electronic Benefits Transfer method for the Food Assistance Program in Kansas.Mercedes Taylor-Puckett, farmers market project...

Mexico economy shrinks 8.2 percent in 1Q, 6th Ld-Writethru, LT

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by THERESA BRADLEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's economy shrank 8.2 percent in the first quarter, even before accounting for the impact of the swine flu, and appears headed for its biggest yearly contraction since the Tequila Crisis stalled growth in 1995.The decline was led by a 13.8 percent plunge in manufacturing...

What passed, what didn't in the Minn. Legislature, MN

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature adjourned on Monday, but the budgeting continues. More reductions are on tap as Gov. Tim Pawlenty prepares to balance the budget using emergency authority to fix a deficit. It's called unallotment.Here is a look at the major issues of the session.___

BW)(CA-EASTBOURNE-CAPITAL)(AMLN.NASDAQ) Fourth Independent Proxy Advisory Firm Recommends Change to Board of Directors at Amylin Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical Writers/Business E...

May 20, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Eastbourne Capital Management, L.L.C. today announced that independent proxy voting advisory firm Egan Jones Proxy Services has recommended that shareholders of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN) vote on Eastbourne's WHITE proxy card...

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