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May 24, 2009, CBS

May 24, 2009 8:04 pm | by John DickersonAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Dollar weak in mid-94 yen despite efforts to ease U.S. rating concern+

May 24, 2009 7:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — The U.S. dollar remained on a weak note in a narrow range in the mid-94 yen level Monday morning despite efforts by the U.S. government to ease concern over a possible downgrade of U.S. Treasury securities.At noon, the dollar fetched 94.50-55 yen, compared with 94.72-82 yen...

Toyota denies report on possible GM hybrid deal, AS

May 24, 2009 7:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota denied a Japanese media report Monday that it was studying a possible deal to offer its hybrid technology to General Motors Corp. if the U.S. automaker expresses any interest.The Yomiuri, Japan's largest newspaper, said Toyota was looking into the possibility of offering its...

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LEAD: Tokyo stocks rise on resource, drug issues gains+

May 24, 2009 7:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning on broad buying after declines late last week, supported by strong resource and pharmaceutical issues while a stabilization of the dollar gave exporters some relief.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained...

kommentiert Berichte von Beratungsunternehmen

May 24, 2009 7:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, USA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 25. Mai 2009-- Wie Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) heute mitteilte, empfehlen sowohl Proxy Governance Inc. als auch Glass, Lewis & Co. den Aktionaren, auf der am 3.Juni stattfindenden Jahreshauptversammlung fur alle vier Kandidaten des Unternehmens durch...

LEAD: N. Korea appears to have conducted nuclear test: S. Korean media+

May 24, 2009 6:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEOUL, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH MAGNITUDE, ADDING BACKGROUND)North Korea appears to have gone ahead with its threat to conduct a second nuclear test, South Korean media reported Monday.Yonhap News Agency quoted a source as saying South Korea detected an "artificial earthquake" in the...

Tokyo stocks rise on resource, drug issues gains+

May 24, 2009 6:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks rose Monday morning on broad buying after declines late last week, supported by strong resource and pharmaceutical issues while a stabilization of the dollar gave exporters some relief.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 105.42 points, or...

Search focuses on Calif.

May 24, 2009 6:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say the search for a woman and her sick 13-year-old son remains focused in southern California and Mexico.The Brown County sheriff's department said Sunday it is continuing to look for Daniel Hauser, who has Hodgkin's lymphoma, and for his mother...

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Australia ends 8 month ban on share short selling, AS

May 24, 2009 5:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday lifted an eight-month ban on short selling of financial shares in response to reduced market volatility.The government first announced in September a 30-day ban on covered short selling — the sale of borrowed stock that a vendor hopes to buy back at a...

Amazon hit by climate chaos of floods, drought, 1st Ld-Writethru, LT

May 24, 2009 5:41 pm | by ALAN CLENDENNING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAO PAULO (AP) — Across the Amazon basin, river dwellers are adding new floors to their stilt houses, trying to stay above rising floodwaters that have killed 48 people and left 405,000 homeless.Flooding is common in the world's largest remaining tropical wilderness, but this year the waters rose...

Huge Traffic Spike With Danica's New Indy 500 Ad Motor Sports Writers/Business Editors

May 24, 2009 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- Go Daddy Girl Danica Patrick made history today at the Indianapolis 500 with her third place finish, the best ever by a woman at the legendary Brickyard.Danica also drove tremendous Web traffic to GoDaddy.com - doubling last year's campaign...

HL:Petrolia steel drum plant workers plan picket after lock out@

May 24, 2009 5:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PETROLIA, Ont. — Union members at a steel drum plant in southwestern Ontario are preparing to picket Monday morning after the company locked them out, says a Canadian Auto Workers official.Vulcan Containers Ltd. in Petrolia, east of Sarnia, has made steel drums since 1954.Conciliation talks failed...

House begins third day of stalling, 3rd Ld-Writethru, TX

May 24, 2009 4:54 pm | by APRIL CASTRO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Just like he promised he would when he was boosted to power, rookie Republican Speaker Joe Straus has let the House rule itself for the last five months. Now, the 150-member chamber is coming unraveled.The House has been stuck in partisan gridlock for three days, and with just...

Tokyo stocks open higher on resource, drug issues rise+

May 24, 2009 4:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — Tokyo stocks opened higher Monday morning on dip buying after declines late last week, led by strong resource-related and pharmaceutical issues.In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 80.60 points, or 0.87 percent, from Friday to...

To ease Israel's grip, farmers try old-new methods, ML

May 24, 2009 4:44 pm | by BEN HUBBARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIT SAHOUR, West Bank (AP) — In a rocky West Bank valley, four young volunteers from Britain are experimenting with unconventional ways to deal with the strictures of Israeli occupation: hoarding rain, composting trash, turning toilet waste into fertilizer.On a 1.2 hectare (three-acre) farm dotted...

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