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Receives Complete Response Letter for BOTOX@ (Botulinum Toxin Type A) for Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity in Adults Business Editors/Medical Editors

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) today announced it has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Company's Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for BOTOX(R) (Botulinum Toxin Type A) to...

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TransAlta Announces $200 Million of Senior Notes due 2014

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA) (NYSE: TAC) today announced it has priced an offering of $200 million of 6.45 per cent senior notes due in 2014. The senior notes were priced at 99.823 per cent for yield to maturity of 6.49 per cent. The notes have been rated BBB (stable) by Dominion Bond Rating...

Company lays off more workers in Oakes, 1st Ld-Writethru, ND

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A plant that has provided jobs in the southeastern North Dakota town of Oakes for decades is down to about five dozen workers after another round of layoffs.JLG Industries Inc., which makes aerial work platform lifts for commercial and military use, on Friday notified 23...

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Last exec gets 2½ years in SC's biggest bankruptcy, 2nd Ld-Writethru, SC

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by JEFFREY COLLINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A former top executive of a company in the biggest bankruptcy in South Carolina history was sentenced to 2½ years in prison Tuesday after tearfully telling a judge that she thinks of investors who lost their life savings every day.The lawyer for former HomeGold Chief Financial...

HL:Zarlink reports Q4 loss of US$50.3 million, hurt by goodwill charge@

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Zarlink Semiconductor (TSX:ZL) reported Tuesday a fourth-quarter loss, hurt by a US$46.9-million charge to goodwill.The Ottawa-based company, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, reported a loss Tuesday of US$50.3 million or 41 cents per diluted share for the three months ended March 27...

HL:75 years after Dionne quints' birth, modern multiples still making headlines@

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by Lauren La Rose@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — They were hailed as medical miracles just by virtue of their survival as the world's first-known living quintuplets, but the triumph of the Dionne sisters' births would ultimately be overshadowed by tragedy.Removed from their family home, they were made wards of the state and would spend...

Accenture plans to switch incorporation to Ireland, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Business consultant and outsourcing company Accenture Ltd. said Tuesday its board approved a plan to change its place of incorporation to Ireland from Bermuda.Accenture's shareholders will be asked to vote in favor of the proposal within the next three to four months.Ireland, a...

Insurer Cigna spent $450K lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Managed care company Cigna Corp. spent $450,000 lobbying on health insurance and Medicare-related issues during the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure report.The Philadelphia-based insurer lobbied on health insurance assistance for the unemployed, the Children's...

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U.S. hails Seoul's participation in U.S.-led security program+

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Kyodo) — The United States on Tuesday welcomed South Korea's full participation in a U.S.-led global initiative to combat weapons proliferation following North Korea's second underground nuclear test.South Korea decided to join the Proliferation Security Initiative despite North...

Highwoods Properties offers 5.8 million shares, APFN

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Highwoods Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust that owns property in the southeastern U.S., said Tuesday that it is offering 5.8 million common shares to the public.Highwoods said it plans to use net proceeds from the offering to repay debt and for general corporate...

SEMPO and SEMPO Sponsor, Incisivemedia, to Host Free Webinar On 'Buyer's Guide: Choosing the Right Attribution Management Technology'

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

ADVISORY, May 26, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —WHAT: By now, most marketers agree that giving conversion credit to the last ad clicked is an inherently flawed attribution method. But what are the alternatives? And how is a marketer to decide which attribution management technology to use when each...

100-plus BNSF employees furloughed in W. Nebraska, NE

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALLIANCE, Neb. (AP) — More than 100 employees of the BNSF mechanical department in the western Nebraska city of Alliance have been furloughed because of a decrease in rail traffic.BNSF spokesman Steve Forsberg says workers were told of the furloughs Tuesday. He says employees will be called back to...

Feds subpoena Mary Easley records from NC auditor, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by MIKE BAKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal investigators have subpoenaed the Office of the State Auditor to gather records on former first lady Mary Easley and her work at North Carolina State University, according to documents released Tuesday.The subpoena shows that federal investigators want documents...

Power Medical Interventions(r) Receives 510(k) Clearance to Market iDrive Intelligent Power Unit(tm) With iConsole(tm)

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

LANGHORNE, Pa., May 27, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Power Medical Interventions(r), Inc. (OTCBB:PMII), a leader in developing and commercializing Intelligent Surgical Instruments(tm), announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its 510(k) application for marketing its...

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UAW trust to get up to 20 percent of GM shares, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 12:28 pm | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — A cost-cutting deal between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. will give a union-run health care trust fund a smaller stake in the automaker than previously expected, but it also could be the catalyst that allows the company to restructure outside of bankruptcy...

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