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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...


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 ( ( ) and on the SEDAR website ( (

Washington officials warn of scam charities, WA

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

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is cracking down on so-called "badge charities" that claim to help police, firefighters and veterans.Attorney General Rob McKenna says some are phony. And Secretary of State Sam Reed says some give very little money to the groups they claim to represent. The...

Two Awards Won at MAMAs by Madison Media Institute Graduate

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Madison Media Institute (MMI) graduate, Susan McCarter-Wade, was recently honored during the Madison Area Music Awards at the Barrymore theatre. McCarter-Wade's band, Queenie and the Blue Cats, won the award for Blues Performer of the Year. The Blue Cats' latest CD,...

HL:CPP Investment Board on the hunt despite $17.2B fiscal-year bloodletting@

May 21, 2009 7:28 am | by Gary Norris@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board intends to feast on prime properties — especially shopping centres and office towers in the United States and Britain — whose prices have crumbled and whose indebted owners face pressure to sell.And the pension fund manager's strategy is "sound and...

XIT POLL(TM) Surveys Las Vegas 35,000 RECON 09 Attendees

May 21, 2009 7:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GoIP Global, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GOIG) announced that at this week's 4-day Las Vegas RECON 09 -- Shopping Center Event, where 35,000+ attended, Xit Poll(TM) was used to survey the crowd. Attendees were drawn to the colorful high tech device, took a two-minute anonymous survey, which resulted in a...

XCEND Group Named to Symantec's National Partner Organization

May 21, 2009 7:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The XCEND Group, an IT lifecycle and security consulting firm ( , today announced that it has joined Symantec's "National Partner Organization." Symantec's National Partner Program consists of 16 national VARs with either a national or...


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