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SNS Silver Clarifies Status of Sunshine Mine in Idaho

May 21, 2009 7:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SNS Silver Corp. (TSX VENTURE: SNS) remains confident of its long-term goal to operate the legendary Sunshine silver mine near Kellogg, Idaho, adjacent to SNS Silver's Crescent silver mine. A lease of the mine held by Sunshine's former operator, Sterling Mining Co., was held re-assumable pursuant...

Fast-food operator reaffirms 10 percent EPS growth

May 21, 2009 7:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yum Brands' top executive tells shareholders that the restaurant operator remains confident of reaching a target for earnings growth this year.Chairman and Chief Executive David C. Novak says Thursday at the company's annual meeting that he is "bullish" about long-term...

SunPower CEO to give $5 million to Marquette, WI

May 21, 2009 7:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A California couple is donating $5 million to Marquette University's College of Engineering to start an endowed chair for renewable energy systems.SunPower Corp. Chief Executive Thomas H. Werner says he believes the gift announced Wednesday night will attract students to the study...

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Koreans in Japan not required to carry special permit under amendment+

May 21, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — Japan's ruling coalition and major opposition party agreed Thursday to scratch from a bill to revise the immigration law an article that requires permanent residents of Korean descent to always carry a special certificate to live permanently in Japan, Diet sources said.The...

Netanyahu says all Jerusalem to remain Israeli, 9th Ld-Writethru, ML

May 21, 2009 7:43 am | by MARK LAVIE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Thursday that all of Jerusalem will always remain under Israeli sovereignty, taking a hard line on a key Israeli-Palestinian peace issue just hours after his forces removed an unauthorized settlement outpost in the West Bank.The...

Univ. of Michigan, Google amend book scanning deal

May 21, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has amended a deal with Google Inc. to create digital copies of millions of library books and journals.The deal announced Wednesday amends a partnership started in 2004. That deal hit an obstacle when authors and publishers filed a federal court...

Sector Snap: Heavy machinery makers struggle

May 21, 2009 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of companies that make giant mining trucks and big farming tractors fell Thursday on fresh evidence that global demand for their products is falling.Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer, on Wednesday reported global retail sales...

Comments on Withdrawal of MMI's Slate Business Editors

May 21, 2009 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) today announced that it is in receipt of a letter from MMI Investments, L.P. ("MMI") notifying the Company that MMI is withdrawing its slate of nominees for election to Chemed's Board of Directors at the 2009 Annual Meeting...

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UK expenses scandal widens; more lawmakers named, EU

May 21, 2009 7:36 am | by GREGORY KATZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — One of the British lawmakers at the center of the growing expense account scandal said Saturday he has been humiliated by public revelations about his financial transactions.Viggers tried to bill taxpayers for a 1,645 pound ($2,600) hut designed to protect ducks from predators at his...

New Hampshire House passes border sales tax bill, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has passed a bill intending to protect retailers from becoming tax collectors for other states.The bill, which had passed the Senate, bars retailers from sharing sales information with out-of-state tax collectors. It was filed in response to action in...

Nevada lawmakers hold testy debate over budget, APFN

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the Nevada Legislature failed to compromise on public employee and retiree benefits, endangering a budget and tax deal and producing angry exchanges during a Senate floor session that ran until about 4 a.m. Thursday.Senate Majority Leader Steven...

Senate passes bill to revise Tenn water laws, TN

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation that would revise Tennessee's water laws.The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Steve Southerland of Morristown was approved 27-2 on Thursday. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the House Finance Committee.Sponsors say the...

Which Gates? Obama flubs defense chief's name

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sees his secretary of defense just about every day, but he still flubbed Robert Gates' name on Thursday.Gates was in the crowd for Obama's national security speech. Pointing him out, the president said "William Gates" was on hand. Perhaps Obama was thinking...

State senators plan energy hearings, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — State senators on energy committees will conduct hearings next week in interior Alaska, part of a plan to create an Alaska energy policy.Anchorage Democrat Bill Wielechowski said senators want a plan that would direct spending and projects well into the future."Ultimately,...

AXMIN Update

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AXMIN Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AXM) is pleased to announce the filing of its first quarter report for the three months ended March 31, 2009. The full report can be viewed on the Company's website (www.axmininc.com (http://www.axmininc.com) ) and on the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com (http://www.sedar.com)...

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