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Senators seek safety probe of regional airlines, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 9:42 am | by JOAN LOWY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four senators, including the chairman of the Senate's aviation panel, have asked a government watchdog to investigate safety enforcement at regional airlines.In a letter released Tuesday, the senators told Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel that the...

Public financing for more NC cities OK'd in Senate, NC

May 19, 2009 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's big cities and towns would be able to initiate voluntary public campaign financing programs for municipal elections in a bill recommended by a Senate committee.The measure approved Tuesday in a voice vote by the Senate State and Local Government Committee now...

EC: Italy eligible for €480 in quake aid, EU

May 19, 2009 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

L'AQUILA, Italy (AP) — The head of the European Commission says Italy could be eligible for some €480 million ($653 million) in EU funds to help it recover from its devastating April 6 earthquake.EC President Jose Manuel Barroso visited the quake area in central Italy's Abruzzo region on Tuesday...

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Moen Redefines Square With New 90 & 176;(TM) Collection

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.moen.com () —Moen answers the need for sleek, modern styling in the kitchen with the new 90 (TM) collection. Featuring a minimalist design, the suite offers geometric, 90-degree-angled lines -- all engineered with the most sophisticated Moen (http://www.moen.com/) technology."The demand...

HL:The Canadian Press Business News Budget for Tuesday, May 19, 2009@

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Editors: @The Canadian Press is also following a U.S. Supreme Court review of former media baron Conrad Black's fraud convictions. The story moves on Business and General wires and is promoted on the General budget.____@MONTREAL@ — SFK Pulp Fund (TSX:SFK.UN) is taking more downtime over the coming...

Cusumano Real Estate Group's Family Foundation Awards First Grant Philanthropy Writers/Business Editors/Real Estate Writers

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BURBANK, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--The newly established Cusumano Family Foundation, designed to promote community involvement and assist local youth programs, has awarded its first grant, to the Burbank Boys & Girls Club.During the Club's annual gala, Cusumano Real Estate...

HL:Canadian Press Business coverage plans for Friday, April 24, 2009@

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Editors: @The Canadian Press is also following a U.S. Supreme Court review of former media baron Conrad Black's fraud convictions. The story moves on Business and General wires and is promoted on the General budget.___MONTREAL @— The overall Canadian PC market, including desktops, laptops and...

Norway urges Russian caution in Telenor dispute, EU

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by CATRINA STEWART - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Norway urged Russia Tuesday not to sell Telenor's stake in VimpelCom, Russia's No. 2 mobile operator, to recover $1.7 billion that a court has ordered the Norwegian company to pay.Russian bailiffs seized the stake after Telenor refused a Siberian court order to pay VimpelCom $1.7...

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HL:Canadian PC market expected to go back to positive growth in 2010@

May 19, 2009 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — The Canadian market for personal computers fell in the first quarter and the remainder of 2009 doesn't look optimistic, says IDC Canada.Unit volumes in the first quarter were down 14 per cent over the same period last year to reach 1.3 million desktops, laptops and netbooks shipped in...

Recent editorials from New Jersey newspapers, NJ

May 19, 2009 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sunday's (May 24) Star-Ledger of Newark on President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney's contrasting approaches to combating terrorism:The virtual debate between President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney pitted a consummate pragmatist (Obama) against an all-out absolutist...

US congressional black caucus fasts for Darfur, US

May 19, 2009 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inspired by actress Mia Farrow, members of the U.S. Congress announced Tuesday that they were beginning a limited hunger strike to show solidarity with the people in Sudan's Darfur region and demand President Barack Obama's help in ending the suffering there."Among President...

Mexico nabs new drug lord, but is it winning war?, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LT

May 19, 2009 9:36 am | by MARK STEVENSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of a drug cartel lieutenant as he stepped off a private plane — fresh from a brazen baptism party held by his boss — has sparked a debate about whether Mexico is winning the drug war or facing a fearless enemy.Soldiers acting on an anonymous tip arrested Rodolfo Lopez...

Geomagic Studio 11 Earns Certification

May 19, 2009 9:32 am | News | Comments

Geomagic announces that Geomagic Studio 11 has earned full certification for use with Autodesk Inventor 2009 and 2010 software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications program. 

St. Louis County man with swine flu dies, 4th Ld-Writethru, MO

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by BETSY TAYLOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 44-year-old St. Louis County man diagnosed with swine flu after traveling to Mexico died Tuesday, state and county health officials said.The man's name was not released. He died Tuesday around 6:15 a.m. while in intensive care at an undisclosed St. Louis-area hospital.Missouri...

Peirsol hopes FINA ruling will get focus off suits, SWM

May 19, 2009 9:30 am | by PAUL NEWBERRY - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A few days after signing with Arena, five-time Olympic gold medalist Aaron Peirsol got a chance to race in the company's newest swimsuit.It might have been the only time.The Arena X-Glide was one of the high-tech suits that failed to win approval when FINA, the sport's governing body, finally got...

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