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Melanie Lee, Executive Vice President UCB, President UCB NewMedicines will leave UCB at the end of August 2009

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

press release regulated information - UCB announced today that Dr. Melanie Lee, Executive Vice President UCB and President UCB NewMedicines will leave UCB at the end of August 2009 and pursue other interests. Upon her departure from UCB, Melanie Lee will join the Scientific Advisory Board of UCB."I...

Arian Silver Corporation: Notice of Annual General Meeting

May 20, 2009 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arian Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE: AGQ)(AIM: AGQ)(PLUS: AGQ)(FRANKFURT: I3A) announces that it has issued to shareholders its meeting material, including notice of the Annual General Meeting which is to be held on 23 June 2009 at 11:30 am (London time) in the Albert Suite 3 at the Park Plaza...

Court rejects Ferrari's bid to stop F1 budget caps, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CAR

May 20, 2009 8:21 am | by VERENA VON DERSCHAU - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — A French court dismissed Ferrari's bid to stop Formula One from instituting a budget cap next season, and the Italian team reiterated its threat to pull out of the 2010 championship.Ferrari sought a court injunction against governing body FIA's plans to introduce a voluntary $60...

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Egypt warns of post-hajj swine flu quarantine, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ML

May 20, 2009 8:21 am | by SARAH EL DEEB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians who perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca risk being quarantined upon their return to ensure the country remains free of swine flu, the health minister warned.Hatem el-Gabali said the sheer volume of people participating in the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia makes it a...

ND regulators propose fine for mine soil erosion, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ND

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have proposed a $2,750 fine for soil erosion that happened near a coal hauling road at the Beulah Mine late last month.A spokeswoman for the mine's owner, Dakota Westmoreland Corp., said Wednesday the company did not plan to contest the penalty. The...

Highway groups: Put money into SC roads, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press Writethru - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Spending money on deteriorating roads and bridges is essential to improving South Carolina's economy and putting people back to work, advocates said Wednesday in releasing a report on the condition of the state's highways.Nearly half of South Carolina's major urban roads are...

7 arrested in NYC prostitution ring on Craigslist, US

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by MARCUS FRANKLIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven New York residents have been indicted on charges of running a prostitution ring on Craigslist.The office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says five people were arrested Wednesday on charges of corruption, conspiracy and money laundering. Authorities are searching for two other...

HL:Western Canadian Coal to grow with merger with Cambrian Mining@

May 20, 2009 8:19 am | by Brenda Bouw@Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Western Canadian Coal Corp. (TSX:WTN) confirmed Wednesday it's buying U.K.-based Cambrian Mining PLC (LSE:CBM), its largest shareholder, to create a more diversified coal miner with operations in three coal-producing regions.Vancouver-based Western Coal said the deal also advances its...

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To Teeter Or Totter

May 20, 2009 8:17 am | by Jeff Reinke | Pdd | Articles | Comments

That’s kind of where the stock market seems to be right now. The PD&D index is up about 1.5 points from last week, improving from 1449.48 to 1451.03. During the same time span, the Dow is up to 8474.85 from 8418.77

Montgomery County gets another bioscience company, DC

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Another company is joining Montgomery County's bioscience community, bringing 50 jobs with it.RNL Biostar, a subsidiary of a Korean biotechnology company, will establish a stem cell research and development facility in the county's Germantown Innovation Center.Gov. Martin...

Craigslist CEO sues over SC's prosecution threat, 1st Ld-Writethru, SC

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by MEG KINNARD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief executive of Craigslist filed a federal lawsuit this week against South Carolina's attorney general, claiming the prosecutor's threat to file prostitution charges against the company violates its executives' constitutional rights.The complaint filed in federal court...

Audit: millions spent on failed job projects, 1st Ld-Writethru, IA

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State auditors say a taxpayer-funded program that pays job training costs for new companies has put millions of dollars into projects that failed.State auditors released a report on Tuesday on the Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Program, which is run by the state's...

Contact Center Relationship with Sitel Business Editors

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009--Sitel, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider, today announced it has renewed its partnership with one of the U.S.'s largest commercial banks to provide contact center services. The multi-million dollar contract is the result...

HL:Grand Power Logistics returns to profitability in Q1 as revenue rises 10 per cent@

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Freight services operator Grand Power Logistics Group Inc. (TSXV:GPW) announced Wednesday it will continue to consolidate operations, minimize corporate financing and cut staff until financial markets improved."In view of the recent global financial crisis, the corporation plans to...

HL:Canwest secures $175M financing, aims for final recapitalization deal by July 15 @

May 20, 2009 8:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Canwest Global Communications Corp. (TSX:CGS) has arranged $175 million to resuffle its senior credit, and said Wednesday it aims to have a definitive agreement with noteholders by July 15.

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