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Musicians criticize Charlotte Symphony budget cuts, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NC

May 26, 2009 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Members of the Charlotte Symphony Players' Association have written a letter protesting the Arts & Science Council's decision to cut orchestra funding by more than half.The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday that the council decided last week to give the Charlotte Symphony...

Bay Area Innovators Use Social Media to Mobilize Young Voters

May 26, 2009 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Two local new media innovators presented their use of social media tools to mobilize young voters at the Bay Area New Media Summit + Celebration on Friday, April 17, 2009 in San Francisco.David Peck, social media strategist for LSF Interactive, and Hooman Khalili,...

GM mum on dealerships, 1st Ld-Writethru, SD

May 26, 2009 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The president of the South Dakota Automobile Dealers Association, Myron Rau, says he has received calls from General Motors dealers who are among 1,124 nationally whose relationship with GM might soon end.But Rau says he won't divulge the number or their identities."It's a...


Historic nomination: Hispanic Sotomayor as justice, 26th Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 7:03 am | by BEN FELLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaching for history, President Barack Obama on Tuesday chose federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court, championing her as a compassionate, seasoned jurist whose against-the-odds life journey affirms the American dream.Republicans...

Rapper T.I. to report to Ark. federal prison, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AR

May 26, 2009 7:02 am | by JON GAMBRELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — Police guarded the rural road leading to Forrest City's federal prison complex Tuesday, awaiting the arrival of rapper T.I. to begin serving time on a weapons conviction.Five officers from nearby Forrest City set up a roadblock along Arkansas 1, about a tenth of a mile...

HL:Prices of many metals and minerals could jump to new highs: study@

May 26, 2009 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — A shortage of metal and mineral exploration will create a "severe supply constraint," causing prices to jump to new highs, according to a paper released Tuesday by professional services firm Ernst & Young.Many miners have essentially stopped exploration activities, a decision that will...

Court says no exclusive cable rights in apartments

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by NEDRA PICKLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cable companies cannot have exclusive rights to provide service in apartment buildings that they wire, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.The decision from the Court of Appeals in Washington upholds a Federal Communications Commission ruling that banned the exclusive agreements...

VeriSign sells security services unit, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — VeriSign Inc. said Tuesday that it is selling its security services unit.The Mountain View, Calif.-based company, which runs some of the key directories that computers need to find Web sites and route e-mail, is selling Managed Security Services to SecureWorks Inc. of...


Atlas Air adopts stockholder-rights plan

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — Freight-aircraft owner Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it approved a stockholder-rights plan giving its board more power in case of an attempt to take over the company.Atlas Air said the move wasn't prompted by any particular effort to gain control of the...

US high court to decide if Vioxx lawsuits allowed, US

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether shareholders can sue international pharmaceutical maker Merck & Co. because of the failure of its former blockbuster painkiller Vioxx.The high court agreed Tuesday to review Merck's challenge to a federal appeals court's reinstatement of...

URS venture gets pact to help rebuild New Orleans, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineering-services company URS Corp. received a contract to provide design support and construction management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' in its efforts to rebuild New Orleans flood control, river locks, roads and bridges.URS said it will share the work with joint...

AM-2212-G: Affordable Luxury, US

May 26, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Great design doesn't depend on the size of one's bank balance. This affordable home plan, AM-2212-G by Home Plans LLC, offers a handsome exterior, accented with shingles, peaked gables and a welcoming front porch. The interior is practical, flexible and above all comfortable.The home features a...

Dam Upgrades

May 26, 2009 6:55 am | News | Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to spend $70 million over two years to improve the lock and dam on the Mississippi River near Red Wing

New Price-Performance Standard

May 26, 2009 6:52 am | News | Comments

Solido is raising the bar again. The cost-effective, time-efficient and intuitive SD300, already installed in hundreds of sites, gave higher meaning to the price/performance equation.  

Directors of American Spectrum Realty, Inc. Terminate Share Purchase Plan Business Editors/Real Estate Writers

May 26, 2009 6:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Three directors of American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: AQQ) ("the Company"), a real estate investment and management company, headquartered in Houston, Texas, announced today that they have terminated their 10b5-1 trading plan to jointly purchase up...


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