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Fed expands securities in consumer loan program, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 10:08 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve starting in July will include a wider variety of commercial real estate securities in a program that's intended to spark consumer and business lending.Under the program begun in March, the Fed has provided $17 billion in loans to investors to buy newly issued...

Mena recovery taking shape, AR

May 19, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MENA, Ark. (AP) — The work to repair damage from last month's tornado in Mena has brought a building boom to the western Arkansas city at a time when most construction crews are feeling the effects of the recession.Three people were killed and dozens were injured in the April 9 storms. Hundreds of...

1 Child Reported Missing Every 9 Minutes in Canada

May 19, 2009 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It is a staggering statistic: an average of 60,000 children are reported missing every year in Canada. That's the equivalent of 1 child every 9 minutes. The numbers are overwhelming - especially when you consider that every single missing child in that statistic has their own unique story. Every...


Infrastructure on the Go Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 19, 2009 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Hyper9, Inc. (, the leading provider of virtualization management solutions, announced today the availability of the beta version of the Virtualization Mobile Manager (VMM), a browser-based management and monitoring tool that enables...

Construction begins on NYC Diamond District tower, NY

May 19, 2009 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Construction has begun on a 34-story "International Gem Tower" that will house hundreds of businesses in the heart of New York City's Diamond District.City officials announced the groundbreaking Tuesday for the tower, which will feature a facade of diamond-shaped steel...

NYC comptroller backs AG's pension fund code, NY

May 19, 2009 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — City Comptroller William Thompson says the city's pension funds should adopt state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption principles.The code bans firms and their employees from making campaign contributions to public officials who can influence pension fund investment...

BW)(NY-AMERICAN-INTL-GROUP)(AIG.NYSE) AIG Announces Six New Independent Director Nominees to Stand for Election at 2009 Annual Meeting Business Editors

May 19, 2009 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- American International Group, Inc. (AIG) announced today that six new independent Director nominees will stand for election at the AIG 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on June 30, 2009. The six new nominees are Harvey Golub,...

Judge approves settlement in Md. mine collapse, MD

May 19, 2009 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Federal regulators say an administrative law judge has approved a penalty settlement in a 2007 accident that killed two coal miners near Barton.The Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday the agreement fines Tri-Star Mining Inc. $100,000 for three violations that...


eBay CEO - Interview

May 19, 2009 10:02 am | by Wolf BlitzerAssociated Press | News | Comments


Thermal Stability

May 19, 2009 10:01 am | Ensinger Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

ENSINGER has extended its program within the area of amorphous, non-melting high-temperature polyimides.

BW)(NY-FOX-SPORTS-EN-ESPANOL)(NWS.NYSE) Fox Sports en Espanol Unveils Innovative New Platforms and Original Programming at Upfront Event in NYC Advertising Writers/Business Edito...

May 19, 2009 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Fox Sports en Espanol, the number one Spanish-language sports brand, unveiled an array of exciting developments, including new original programming, rights to prestigious sporting event properties, and new and customized ways to get advertisers' brands in...

Perdue announces new Ga. biotechnology investments, 1st Ld-Writethru, GA

May 19, 2009 9:56 am | by SHANNON McCAFFREY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's biotechnology industry received a boost on Tuesday as Gov. Sonny Perdue announced plans for the state to house a new "drug discovery" institute, as well as a research center designed to get new medical devices on the market faster.Perdue made the announcements at the 2009...

Creative New Venture to Help Communities Revitalize Neighborhoods Hit Hard by Foreclosures

May 19, 2009 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: National, Business editorsWASHINGTON, May 19 (AScribe Newswire) -- The National Community Stabilization Trust, a new collaborative venture of nonprofit housing organizations, private philanthropies, and financial institutions today announced the launch of its national effort to help...


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