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British expenses scandal heads to EU parliament, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 25, 2009 7:07 am | by DAVID STRINGER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The British lawmakers' expenses scandal spread to Europe on Monday, as Prime Minister Gordon Brown ordered his European legislators to meet stricter accountability rules amid fears that similar abuses could be taking place at the European Parliament.For more than two weeks,...

Lawmaker: Billboard fees need to be increased, SD

May 25, 2009 7:07 am | by SETH TUPPER - The Daily Republic - Associated Press | News | Comments

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Billboards in South Dakota can be as much as 2,400 times the size of a license plate, but it's typical for a motorist to pay a bigger state fee for a plate than a sign company pays for a billboard.Part of the reason for that surprising contrast is that South Dakota's billboard...

Heroes Will Guarantee 'Veterans Only' Rentals Business Editors/Community Editors/Government Writers

May 25, 2009 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- The developers of Homes for Heroes, a housing development proposed for the Sepulveda Veterans Administration complex in Los Angeles, announced today that they will guarantee that only veterans will be permitted to rent apartments.A Community of Friends...

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US troops remember dead comrades in Afghanistan, AS

May 25, 2009 6:57 am | by HEIDI VOGT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — Army Sgt. Juan Hendricks lost two men in a bomb blast four months ago. Col. David Everett lost a friend in March who was hit by a suicide attacker. And last week, Master Sgt. Chantell Smith lost the woman she called "Rock Star Roz" to a roadside bomb on the edge of Afghanistan's...

HL:South African mine ministry approves Homeland Energy's Eloff project@

May 25, 2009 6:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — South Africa's mining ministry has granted formal approval for the Eloff coal project, which is half owned by Homeland Energy Group Ltd. (TSX:HEG) and half the Canadian coal company's partner.The Eloff project contains an estimated 250.3 million tonnes of coal on a measured and indicated...

Washington area is a job haven for new grads, DC

May 25, 2009 6:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington area is attracting recent college graduates because the chances of landing a job here remain high despite the economic downturn.The area is "adding jobs in (service-providing industries), and in health care and in the federal sector," said George Mason University...

HL:Business staffing plans for Monday, May 25@

May 25, 2009 6:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BUSINESS EDITORS:@ Here are CP Business staffing plans as of 4:30 p.m. ET. Plans may change as circumstances warrant.Queries should be addressed to business editor John Valorzi at 416-507-2146 or David Paddon on the business desk at 416-507-2138 or Craig Wong at 613-231-8631. To contact CP Business...

Chamber organizes seminars on card check bill, SD

May 25, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry is sponsoring seminars in Sioux Falls and Rapid City on Wednesday in its effort to derail card check union legislation in Congress.State Chamber President David Owen says part of the effort is aimed at persuading Democratic...

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HL:Redcorp cuts corporate management as company restructures under CCAA@

May 25, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Redcorp Ventures Ltd. (TSX:RDV), a Vancouver-based mineral explorer, says its chairman Ken Lowe has resigned and chief financial officer Mike Bardell has left the company as Recorp and affiliate Redfern Resources Ltd. restructure under court protection through the Companies' Creditors...

Kansas company eyes wind farm in northwest Indiana, IN

May 25, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LACROSSE, Ind. (AP) — A Kansas company has leases for about half the land it needs for a 200-turbine wind farm in northwest Indiana.TradeWind Energy has leased 10,000 acres for its LaCrosse Farms project in southwestern LaPorte County. The company has been measuring wind conditions from two towers...

Evolution with Its HSS 3000T Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 25, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- With the increasing number of IP Multimedia Subsystems, IMS, deployments worldwide, Blueslice Networks is proud to be at the forefront of this growing market. According to the recent IMS Equipment and Subscribers report by Infonetics Research, IMS core...

Less than 50 percent of Africans want democracy, AF

May 25, 2009 6:36 am | by MICHELLE FAUL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More Africans than ever want democracy — though violent, rigged elections and failure to translate freedom into better lives have left a bad impression among some, according to a survey published Monday.Only 45 percent of African citizens support democracy, up from 40 percent in...

Norway pledges aid to Zimbabwe, EU

May 25, 2009 6:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSLO (AP) — Norway says it is giving 58 million kroner ($9 million) in immediate aid to the people of Zimbabwe to help support the troubled African country and its prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai.The oil-rich Nordic country cut off direct aid to President Robert Mugabe's government in 2000 to...

HL:Flaherty says deficit will be bigger than projected@

May 25, 2009 6:25 am | by Julian Beltrame@Associated Press | News | Comments

MEECH LAKE, Que. — The deep recession is wreaking havoc on the government treasury and will cause the deficit to balloon "substantially more" than projected in the budget this year, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty now says.The finance minister said Monday the recession has hurt government revenues...

WVa lawmakers gear up for return to Capitol, 1st Ld-Writethru, WV

May 25, 2009 6:25 am | by TOM BREEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers returning to the state Capitol Tuesday know the budget is their first priority, but beyond that it's partially a mystery as to how they'll spend the next 10 days or so.There's plenty of speculation about what a special session agenda called by Gov. Joe Manchin...

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