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Move to online public notices looms over papers

May 22, 2009 11:48 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The tough economy means the growing suburb of Apex can't replace some computers and police vehicles. So the town's mayor is pleased to save $13,000 by posting public notices of rezoning requests and major land development plans on the town's Web site, rather than in the local...

Raymor Announces the Resignation of Mr. Rene Caron as Director

May 22, 2009 11:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Raymor Industries Inc. ("Raymor") (TSX VENTURE: RAR) announces that it has received the resignation of one of its board members, Mr. Rene Caron in his capacity as director of Raymor and its subsidiaries. Mr. Caron will however continue to act as interim Chief Financial Officer of Raymor until the...

Judge blocks SC AG from charges against Craigslist, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 11:46 am | by MEG KINNARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked South Carolina's attorney general from making any move to prosecute Craigslist executives for ads that lead to prostitution arrests while the company pursues its lawsuit against the state.The order from U.S. District Judge Weston Houck stems...

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ExxonMobil resume los logros en el desempeno ambiental, economico y social Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 22, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 22 de mayo de 2009-- Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) emitio hoy su Informe de ciudadania corporativa de 2008, que detalla las medidas para mejorar el desempeno ambiental, economico y social, mientras proporciona la energia para cubrir la creciente demanda...

Otter Tail to build wind farm in North Dakota, APFN

May 22, 2009 11:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Energy provider Otter Tail Corp. on Friday said its unit Otter Tail Power Co. will build a 49.5-megawatt wind farm in North Dakota, near Lake Ashtabula.Construction will begin this month and the company expects the project to be operational by the end of the year.The wind...

HL:Canadian earnings declared Friday@

May 22, 2009 11:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Canadian earnings declared Friday as of 4 p.m. ET:Action Energy Inc. (TSXV:AEC@: Three months ended March 31, 2009, net loss $4,418,000, net loss $0.08; 2008, net loss $3,107,000, net loss $0.05 a share. Revenue: 2009, $3,731,000; 2008, $9,185,000.HydraLogic Systems Inc. (TSXV:HLS@: Three...

U.S. Performance Helps Propel Mondial Assistance Global Sales, Topping $2.25 Billion for 2008 Business Editors/Insurance Writers

May 22, 2009 11:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Riding strong growth from its Richmond, Va.-based U.S. operations, global travel insurance and assistance company Mondial Assistance reports strong sales for 2008. For the year ending December 31, 2008, the company reports revenues of $2.251 billion...

MN drivers won't get automatic voter registration, 1st Ld-Writethru, MN

May 22, 2009 11:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday vetoed a bill that would have automatically signed up Minnesota driver's license applicants to vote.The move means those applying for or renewing driver's licenses and state-issued IDs will still have to check a box to register to vote, instead of...

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HL:SFK faces higher costs after court rejects bid to continue Abitibi supply deal@

May 22, 2009 11:40 am | by Ross Marowits@Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — SFK Pulp (TSX:SFK.UN) faces higher costs that may threaten its survival as it looks to negotiate a new fibre and bark supply agreement with AbitibiBowater Inc. after losing a court bid to preserve its long-standing deal with the restructuring forestry firm."We intend to continue our...

HL:Finance Minister Flaherty says manufacturing will be a smaller part of economy@

May 22, 2009 11:40 am | by David Friend@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Canada's struggling manufacturing industry will not return to its glory days, and instead will become a smaller part of the overall economy in the coming years, suggests Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.Flaherty says the manufacturing will represent about 14 per cent of the overall Canadian...

Law protects renters from foreclosure evictions, US

May 22, 2009 11:40 am | by J.W. ELPHINSTONE - AP Real Estate Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Buried in a housing law signed this week by President Barack Obama are protections that will help thousands of renters stay in their homes — at least for awhile — after their landlord has been foreclosed on.The law allows tenants to remain in their foreclosed rentals through the end of their lease...

The Pomerantz Firm Reminds Investors of Sequenom, Inc. of Lead Plaintiff Deadline -- SQNM

May 22, 2009 11:40 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) ("Pomerantz") reminds investors of Sequenom, Inc. ("Sequenom" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:SQNM) that June 30, 2009 is the deadline to submit a request to the court to be appointed Lead Plaintiff in...

If you go to campgrounds that are going green, MI

May 22, 2009 11:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If you go ...SANDY PINES: 2745 136th Ave., Hopkins, Mich.; http://www.sandypines.com or 616-896-8315CLAY'S PARK RESORT: 13190 Patterson St. NW, North Lawrence, Ohio; http://www.clayspark.com or 330-854-6691GRAND HAVEN RESORT: 74411 Rocky Fork Road, Kimbolton, Ohio;...

NH governor says he'll veto any gas tax increase, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NH

May 22, 2009 11:34 am | by NORMA LOVE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch said Friday he will veto the state budget if it contains a gas tax increase.Lynch said he told legislative leaders he won't accept the 15-cent tax increase passed by the House and under consideration in the Senate. Lynch and lawmakers are at odds...

Brewer applies for stimulus education money, AZ

May 22, 2009 11:34 am | by PAUL DAVENPORT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer has filed a formal application for $1 billion in federal stimulus money for education and other programs.Brewer said Friday that the state needs the federal money to prevent teacher layoffs and help manage the state's fiscal crisis.Brewer announced that roughly $830...

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