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Chicago post office ends 24-hour counter service, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will cease round-the-clock service at its last 24-hour post office windows in the country, located in downtown Chicago.Officials with the U.S. Postal Service say they don't have enough customers to justify keeping the post office staffed all night with...

Fox: self-censored on 'Boom Boom Pow', APFN

May 21, 2009 5:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox TV says a moment of silence during the Black Eyed Peas performance on 'American Idol' wasn't the network's doing.Midway through the song "Boom Boom Pow," TV viewers heard only silence and saw an "Idol" logo across the screen for a few moments. A Fox spokesman said it was...

HL:N.B. government spending $57 million on business, population growth@

May 21, 2009 5:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The New Brunswick government has announced spending of almost $57 million for business and population growth.The province says the money will help to attract more investment and create jobs.Topping the list is $26 million in assistance for business to enhance job creation.Another...


CPI Announces Addition of Dementia Care Specialists, Inc.

May 21, 2009 5:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI), an international training provider with offices in Wisconsin and Cheshire, England, has acquired Dementia Care Specialists, Inc. (DCS), a national dementia care training and consulting firm headquartered in North...

All 33 TSE industrial sectors see either pretax losses or profit falls+

May 21, 2009 5:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — All of the 33 industrial sectors on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange suffered either combined pretax losses or declines in combined pretax profits in fiscal 2008 amid the global economic slowdown and the stronger yen, Nikko Cordial Securities Inc. said...

Xerox CEO Mulcahy retiring, Burns to replace her

May 21, 2009 5:26 am | by ANDREW VANACORE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Xerox Corp. said Thursday that Chief Executive Anne Mulcahy will retire July 1, to be succeeded by Ursula Burns, the printer and copier maker's president. She will make Xerox the largest U.S. company to be headed by a black woman.The move has been in the works since Burns, 50,...

Janklow says credit card companies will adapt, SD

May 21, 2009 5:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Anyone with a credit card is going to notice major changes in the industry over the next nine months.President Barack Obama plans to sign legislation on Friday that will set limits on sudden hikes in interest rates and bring about other adjustments.Former South Dakota Gov....

Sentencing for man who planned campus shooting, OK

May 21, 2009 5:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A former Rogers State University student faces up to 10 years in prison for planning a shooting on the university's campus.Sentencing is Thursday for Tywone Parks in Rogers County District Court in Claremore.Parks pleaded no contest in April to a felony charge of planning an...


to Host Best Practices Web Seminar: Kimberly-Clark Innovates Logistics Operations with i2 Platform Business Editors

May 21, 2009 5:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Technology platforms built on a service-oriented architecture are helping companies rapidly create innovative ways to support their mission-critical enterprise solutions. On Thursday, June 4, companies can learn how Kimberly-Clark, a leader in the consumer...

Sculptor builds living on the beach, TX

May 21, 2009 5:19 am | by MARY ELLEN BOTTERAssociated Press | News | Comments

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Her professional name is Sandy Feet, and you aren't surprised when you find her on her knees on the beach of this skinny island off the South Texas coast.She's elbow-deep in a hole she has dug in the sand. The Gulf of Mexico rolling onto the beach about 10 yards...

WWE moving Monday show from Denver to Los Angeles, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:19 am | by BRIAN MAHONEY - AP Basketball Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Vince McMahon claims he's being thrown out. His opponent insists McMahon is the double-crosser.It'd make a good story line for a wrestling feud — but it won't take place in Denver.World Wrestling Entertainment is moving its Monday night show to Los Angeles because of a conflict with the Pepsi...

Vick back home _ now the real journey back begins, FBN

May 21, 2009 5:19 am | by HANK KURZ Jr. - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Michael Vick has managed to remain mostly out of sight since returning to his Virginia home from prison. For those times when he does go out in public, he's been fitted with an electronic monitor.Federal officials will track Vick's movements, and they won't be the only ones...

Reform commission talking to 'prominent' lawmakers, IL

May 21, 2009 5:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The chairman of the Illinois Reform Commission says the panel is drafting proposed bills and is talking to state legislators about sponsoring them.Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins says the commission has been in conversations with "some very prominent Democrats"...

Natural Resource Partners completes acquisition, WV

May 21, 2009 5:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal reserve owner Natural Resource Partners says it's completed the acquisition of mining property from Adena Minerals.Natural Resource Partners said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it issued 4.56 million units to Adena for coal reserves, conveyor beltlines and barge...

Telvent Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

May 21, 2009 5:13 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

MADRID, Spain, May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Telvent GIT, S.A. (Nasdaq:TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.Pro forma revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were EUR 177.8 million,...


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