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CFI Science Writing Award Deadline Fast Approaching

May 22, 2009 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) wishes to remind you the deadline to submit an entry for this year's Canada Foundation for Innovation Science Writing Award is May 39.Now in its fifth year, this award honours the writer of an outstanding print story that contributes to an increased...

Kathleen Sebelius, Sesame Workshop, and the Ad Council Launch National Campaign to Protect Families from H1N1 Virus and Stay Healthy National Desks/TV Writers/Healthcare Editors

May 22, 2009 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is joining the Ad Council and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, to launch a national...

SkillSoft shares soar after 1Q earnings surprise, APFN

May 22, 2009 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of SkillSoft PLC advanced Friday after the education software maker posted fiscal first-quarter earnings and sales ahead of Wall Street expectations, helped by cost cutting.The Nashua, N.H. company posted net income of $18.8 million, or 19 cents per share, late Thursday,...

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Rio Tinto takes borates business off market, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 22, 2009 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Mining company Rio Tinto PLC said Friday it has taken its borates business off the market after its attempts to find a buyer failed to produce the price it sought.Anglo-Australian Rio, the world's third largest miner, said that it was continuing to seek buyers for other businesses it...

Boeing issues another 300 layoff notices, WA

May 22, 2009 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing is handing out another 300 layoff notices. About 100 of Friday's 60-day warnings are in the Commercial Airplanes division in the Puget Sound area.Boeing has been cutting jobs monthly since it's announcement in January that it plans to reduce employment this year by 10,000 with...

Lydian Completes Private Placement

May 22, 2009 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lydian International Ltd. (TSX: LYD) ("Lydian" or "the Company"), a diversified mineral exploration and development company, today announced that it has completed its previously announced non-brokered strategic investment of CAD $2,990,938 from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member...

No Nukes

May 22, 2009 7:25 am | News | Comments

An environmental group is asking the state Supreme Court to block an application for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. to build two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County. 

Nevada lawmakers advance off-road-vehicle bill, APFN

May 22, 2009 7:24 am | by RACHELLE GINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers kept up a busy pace in voting on bills, including an off-road-vehicle registration plan, that would otherwise die because of an end-of-the-week deadline for action on the measures.The ORV bill, approved on a 34-6 Assembly vote Thursday, requires owners of...

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Ag futures mostly up, livestock prices rise

May 22, 2009 7:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Agriculture futures mostly rose on the Chicago Board of Trade Friday.Wheat for July delivery gained 9.5 cents to $6.03 a bushel, while July corn added 4.75 cents to $4.2875 a bushel and July oats jumped 5.5 cents to $2.435 a bushel. Soybeans for July delivery slipped 0.5 cent to...

Legislator questions woman's death, OK

May 22, 2009 7:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state representative is calling for a legislative hearing involving a 61-year-old Oklahoma City woman whose decomposed body was found in a filthy home that had been the subject of neighbors' complaints.Records show health inspectors visited Kitty Maxine Lewis' home at least...

SD bank wants to repay TARP money, 1st Ld-Writethru, SD

May 22, 2009 7:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota bank that received $25 million under the government's TARP bailout wants to give it back.HF Financial Corp., the parent company of Home Federal Bank, is awaiting approval to repay money it received in exchange for selling preferred stock to the government...

Danica is open-wheel racing's Tiger _ minus wins, 1st Ld-Writethru, CAR

May 22, 2009 7:23 am | by JIM LITKE - AP Sports Columnist - Associated Press | News | Comments

Those nostalgic, sepia-drenched TV ads running all week for the Indianapolis 500 play up the sport's past, so let's begin with a pop quiz: Name a winning driver from the last 15 years.Unless you're a gearhead, you're sitting at a computer or you watched Helio Castroneves win "Dancing With The...

Takes Additional Steps Toward Development of Vaccine for the Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Pharmaceutical Writers/National Desks/Healthcare Editors

May 22, 2009 7:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the department will take important steps necessary to prepare for potential commercial-scale production of a candidate vaccine for the novel Influenza A ( H1N1). The Secretary is directing...

Colo. jobless rate down slightly to 7.4 percent, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 22, 2009 7:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — State labor officials say the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Colorado slipped a tenth of a percentage point to 7.4 percent in April, the first drop since October 2007.But Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Executive Director Donald Mares said Friday he expects...

Unum Group to increase dividend by 10 pct, APFN

May 22, 2009 7:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Insurer Unum Group said Friday it will boost its quarterly dividend by 10 percent starting in the third quarter.The new dividend of 8.25 cents per share comes six years after Unum cut the dividend while focusing on restructuring and rebuilding its finances, Thomas R....

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