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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in India nuclear deal, APFN

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said on Tuesday it has signed a nuclear power plant development agreement with Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro Ltd.Terms weren't disclosed.General Electric and Hitachi set up GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in 2007 to serve the...

Disney exhibit teaches kids financial lessons, US

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by MIKE SCHNEIDER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Not even the happiest place on Earth is spared the lessons of saving and investing in this era of recession.Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park on Tuesday opened an interactive game-based exhibit aimed at teaching kids ages 8 to 13 basic lessons in personal finance that would...

Solutions Product of the Year Award Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 19, 2009 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Five9, Inc. announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named the Five9 Virtual Call Center Suite as a recipient of a 2008 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award."Five9 is honored to add another 2008 Product of...


Paying homage to D-Day in tighter times

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by ANGELA CHARLTON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — A silent moment on France's most evocative shore, a thoughtful stroll over once-bloodied Normandy cliffs, a mug of cider with a Frenchman who remembers hearing the D-Day bombers as a scrawny child, hiding in his cellar.Keeping the memory of the D-Day invasion alive...

Obama's stance on two-state solution heartens EU, EU

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by ROBERT WIELAARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday welcomed President Barack Obama's appeal to Israel to commit to a two-state solution — Jewish and Palestinian nations living side by side — calling it the "way forward" to peace in the Middle East.A day after Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister...

Cannondale recalls 1,500 bikes due to faulty part, US

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Cannondale Bicycle Corp. said Tuesday it is recalling about 1,500 bicycles because of a faulty part that can cause riders to lose control and crash.The forks in the recalled bikes can lose alignment and cause the front wheel to turn unexpectedly, the Consumer Product Safety...

Colo. gets $1.3 million for wildlife conservation, CO

May 19, 2009 8:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Efforts to conserve and restore fish and wildlife in Colorado will get a $1.3 million boost from the federal government.The funds are among $61 million being distributed nationwide in wildlife grants. The money comes from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.Interior Secretary...

Greenbrier bankruptcy case dismissed for new owner, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 8:22 am | by ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed The Greenbrier resort's bankruptcy case Tuesday, clearing the way for a new owner to make good on his pledge to return the iconic West Virginia property to its former glory and profitability.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin R. Huennekens granted the...


Alexis Minerals Announces First Quarter 2009 Results

May 19, 2009 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALEXIS MINERALS CORPORATION (TSX: AMC) has reported its first quarter 2009 Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three month period ended March 31, 2009 on SEDAR ( ( ). These documents can also be reviewed in full on the Company's...

NJ man gets 12½ years for $2M investment scam, NJ

May 19, 2009 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for an investment scam that cheated more than 70 victims out of about $2 million.A federal judge sentenced Raphael Romero Tuesday to 150 months in prison and also ordered him to pay back $1.8 million to...

Gadget Heat

May 19, 2009 8:20 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

According to an energy watchdog, gizmos are firing up power grids and our usage is skyrocketing at an exponential rate. Granted, it’s just a watchdog group and not a piece of legislation, so I realize that we’re not going to all hop on the energy efficiency bandwagon and throw the issue above cost controls and improving time-to-market, but what is it going to take to make the switch?

Sector Snap: Airline shares nearly flat, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 19, 2009 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Airline shares meandered with few big price swings on Tuesday after signs that fares fell even more in April than some people expected.The Air Transport Association said on Tuesday that April yields — or the average price paid to fly one mile — fell 10.7 percent on domestic...

NC Gov. Perdue bans smoking in restaurants, bars, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 19, 2009 8:15 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's largest tobacco-producing state is going smoke free.North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue signed a bill into law Tuesday that bans smoking in restaurants and bars statewide. She signed the bill during a ceremony in the Old House Chamber of the state Capitol.The law...

UK examines intelligence on 2005 London bombings, EU

May 19, 2009 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Campaigners allege police and intelligence officers missed vital chances to stop the July 7, 2005 London bombs. Here is a list of the key dates before the 2005 attacks.— July 29, 2001: Bombing ringleader Mohammed Siddique Khan travels to Pakistan and Afghanistan for terrorism training— April 14,...

Norco Performance Bikes recalls bicycle frames, APFN

May 19, 2009 8:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canada's Norco Performance Bikes have voluntarily recalled about 3,600 Norco bicycle frames.Norco said the frames may crack and separate, which would cause the rider to fall off the bike.Norco has received one report of a rider with...


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