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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...

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...


HL:Fed gov't to provide $500 million to help veteran workers learn new skills@

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

OSHAWA, Ont. — Ottawa will spend about $500 million to help long-tenured workers upgrade their skills to help them find new jobs.Human Resources Minister Diane Finley says the improvement to the employment insurance program will benefit 40,000 Canadians.A long-tenured worker, said Finley, is...

Arcandor shares plunge amid uncertainty, APFN

May 25, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — Shares German retail and travel giant Arcandor plummeted amid uncertainty Monday over whether the government would step in to keep the owner of Karstadt department stores out of bankruptcy.The Essen-based company, which employs some 50,000 people, has asked Berlin for loan guarantees...

Vt. Democratic leaders plan 2 budget hearings, VT

May 25, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two public hearings are set for this week on Gov. Jim Douglas' budget proposal.The hearings scheduled by Democratic leaders will be held during the afternoon on Wednesday and Thursday. WCAX said the Wednedsay hearing will focus on the governor's tax proposal and the use of...

Ind. town has $350,000 light bill, IN

May 25, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Delinquent utility customers, take heart: You could be in the town of Merrillville's shoes. Its light bill is about $350,000.Clerk-Treasurer Eugene Guernsey says the bedroom community about 30 miles southeast of Chicago town got into a bind with late tax bills, a frozen...

Skiatook leaders plan $4.7M park to showcase trail, OK

May 25, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) — Skiatook city leaders say plans are being formulated to build a $4.7 million park that will cover almost 10 acres to try to feature the Osage Prairie Trail.Tulsa-based landscape architecture firm LandPlan Consultants presented the design plans to town trustees last week. Town...

Minot State to apply to Division II, 1st Ld-Writethru, ND

May 25, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — After mulling a move from the NAIA to NCAA Division II for years, Minot State University has decided to make a formal application.Athletic Director Rick Hedberg said the application will be made by the June 1 deadline. If everything goes well, he said, the school could be a...

Web service Twitter proposes TV competition series

May 25, 2009 6:24 am | by FRAZIER MOORE - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter, the Web site that asks what everybody's doing, says it wants to be doing a TV series.The social-networking service said Monday it has teamed with Reveille productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners to develop an unscripted series based on the site, which invites...


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