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Money fund assets rose to $3.79T in latest week

May 21, 2009 6:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Total money market mutual fund assets rose by $2.33 billion to $3.79 trillion for the week, the Investment Company Institute said Thursday.Assets of the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $13.47 billion in the latest week to $1.276 trillion.Assets of taxable money...

Cliburn piano contest kicks off in Fort Worth, TX

May 21, 2009 6:22 pm | by ANGELA K. BROWN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Rock 'n' roll had its British invasion, and now classical music seems to be enjoying an Asian invasion.At the prestigious 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, nearly half of the 29 competitors are from Asian countries — six from China, four from Korea and three...

Names of 2 Conn. soldiers added to memorial wall, CT

May 21, 2009 6:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The names of two Connecticut soldiers who died in Iraq have been added to a memorial honoring military members killed in action in the Middle East.Marine Cpl. Christian Cotner of Waterbury and Army First Lt. Thomas J. Brown of Shelton were added to the state Capitol's Wall of...

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HL:Saskatchewan radiologist under review shares concern about patients@

May 21, 2009 6:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YORKTON, Sask. — The Saskatchewan radiologist whose work has sparked a review of 70,000 exams says he shares the worry over his patients' health.In an email statement sent Thursday by his wife, Dr. Darius Tsatsi said his "main concern is patient safety." He said he is co-operating fully with the...

Del. court hears sports betting arguments, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 6:17 pm | by RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Supreme Court may weigh in on whether a sports betting lottery complies with the state constitution, with justices on Thursday listening to oral arguments on reasons they should issue an opinion.Gov. Jack Markell's has requested the court's view on the bill he signed...

AZ officials: charter academy schooling Mexicans, AZ

May 21, 2009 6:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's schools superintendent and attorney general want legislators to close a loophole through which state money going to a Douglas public charter school may be paying for schooling nonresident students from Mexico.Arizona Schools Superintendent Tom Horne said Thursday a...

Stanford Conference to Spotlight Needs and Challenges of Dual-Career Academic Couples

May 21, 2009 6:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Education, Assignment editorsSTANFORD, Calif., May 21 (AScribe Newswire) -- R. Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law, and Jennifer Eberhardt, Associate Professor of Psychology, live a dual- career life at Stanford. "Working at the same institution is critical," says Banks,...

Lamassu Holdings L.L.C. Discloses Nomination of Two Highly Qualified Director Candidates for Election to the Ditech Networks Board of Directors at the 2009 Annual Meeting Busines...

May 21, 2009 6:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Lamassu Holdings L.L.C. ("Lamassu") announced today that it has nominated two highly qualified director nominees for election to the Board of Directors (the "Board") of Ditech Networks, Inc. (the "Company" or "DITC") (Nasdaq:DITC) to replace...

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Hasbro Games Offer Summer Entertainment On-the-Go and at Home

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.hasbro.com () —Warmer months bring the luxuries of summer Fridays, long weekends and school closings. In the coming days and weeks, fun-lovers of all interests and budgets will be traveling on vacations or planning economical "staycations" to make the most of their time off. Whether...

State reports 11 new cases, UT

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State health officials say the number of confirmed cases of swine flu has increased to 133.The total Thursday increased by 11 from Wednesday's 122 confirmed cases.The Salt Lake Valley Health District had 68 cases, including the only swine-flu related death in the state, and 40...

S & P swaps Embarq with Western Digital, APFN

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's said Thursday that S&P MidCap 400 constituent Western Digital Corp. will replace Embarq Corp. in the S&P 500.Global data center services company Equinix Inc. will replace Western Digital on the S&P MidCap 400, which designs and develops hard drives, on a date yet...

HL:Mahalo says U.S. subsidiary files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection@

May 21, 2009 6:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Mahalo Energy Ltd. (TSX:CBM) said Thursday that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under the United States Bankruptcy Code.The company said the order permits Mahalo to remain in possession and control of its property, carry on its business,...

Pearce seeks to change police immigration policies, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by JONATHAN J. COOPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — One of Arizona's staunchest critics of illegal immigration wants to prohibit cities and counties from having policies that limit the full enforcement of federal immigration law.A proposal by state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican from Mesa, is an attempt to combat police policies...

NJ assemblyman charged with more corruption counts, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A slate of new corruption charges have been filed against New Jersey assemblyman and former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas, as well as his longtime aide.An indictment handed up Thursday by a state grand jury alleges Vas and Melvin Ramos laundered campaign cash and conspired with...

Push to end gov's race donor limits draws concern, 4th Ld-Writethru, TN

May 21, 2009 6:09 pm | by ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal described by the House sponsor as a "radical departure" from Tennessee's current campaign finance laws is raising concerns from members of both parties in the Tennessee General Assembly.But it is also drawing the support of at least one potential beneficiary in...

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