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De Niro, Norton star in movie at Michigan prison, MI

May 20, 2009 7:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A closed-down state prison in Jackson is the scene of a new movie starring Robert De Niro and Edward Norton.The state says filming began Wednesday morning for "Stone," a psychological thriller.De Niro plays a correctional officer who is seduced by the wife of Norton, who...

Company Selected to Present at California Israel Chamber of Commerce Cleantech Mission 2009 Business Editors

May 20, 2009 7:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- 21Ventures, a New York-based venture capital firm with a portfolio of investments in the United States and Israel, announced today that ETV Motors (ETVM) was selected to present to participants in the Cleantech Mission to Israel sponsored by the...

Int'l auto dealers spent $280K lobbying in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American International Automobile Dealers Association spent $280,000 in the first quarter to lobby on federal trade agreements and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.The Alexandria, Va.-based trade group, which represents America's 11,000 international...

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Albemarle shares jump after positive investor day, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Albermarle Corp.'s shares jumped on Tuesday a day after the specialty chemicals maker hosted its annual investor day, re-igniting confidence with its business outlook and growth strategy.Shares of the company climbed $1.63, or 6 percent, to $28.69 in morning trading.Jefferies & Co....

Making Bank For “Shoddy” Work

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Military contractor KBR Inc. was paid $83.4 million in bonuses for electrical work in Iraq — much of it after the U.S. military's contract management agency recognized the contractor was doing shoddy electrical work, a senator said Wednesday

M Split Corp. -Portfolio Update

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

M Split Corp. ("the Company") was created to provide exposure to the common shares of Manulife Financial Corporation ("Manulife") through two classes of securities, the Priority Equity Shares and the Class A Shares (a "Unit"). Since the inception of the Company on April 18, 2007 (25 months ago) the...

TDb Split Corp.-Portfolio Update

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TDb Split Corp. ("the Company") was created to provide exposure to the common shares of Toronto Dominion Bank ("TD Bank") through two classes of securities, the Priority Equity Shares and the Class A Shares (a "Unit"). Since inception of the Company on August 7, 2007 (21 months ago) the price of TD...

Kansas seeking $20M in federal funding for rail, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — State transportation officials plan to seek $20 million in federal funding that could help develop passenger rail service from Newton to the Oklahoma border.The money would be used for upgrades on a freight train route. Kansas is asking for $10 million request from the...

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Schwarzenegger says he's heard voters' anger, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by KEVIN FREKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday he's heard "loud and clear" a voter message to take care of deficits through budget cuts alone, without passing additional costs along to them.Voters on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Schwarzenegger's package of budget-balancing...

Falcons' owner: Vick has paid debt to society, FBN

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The owner of the Atlanta Falcons says Michael Vick has paid his debt to society and merits a second chance.Falcons owner Arthur Blank — who once gave Vick a $130 million contract — said Wednesday that the quarterback is taking positive steps by wanting to work with...

HL:PetroWorth and Ardent strike joint venture deal for Prince Edward Island energy exploration@

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — PetroWorth Resources Inc. (CNSX:PTW), a Calgary junior energy company, says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Ardent Resources Canada Ltd. for oil and gas exploration and development on Prince Edward Island.PetroWorth shares were halted on the Canadian National Stock...

Dow lightens up, sells $935 million in assets, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by DEBORAH JIAN LEE - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. said Wednesday it would sell another $935 million in assets to pay down debt, boosting the total worth of its divested assets this year to $2.6 billion.That is ahead of its original plan, the company said in a statement.The nation's largest chemical company...

Mich. local governments question stimulus spending, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by TIM MARTIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group representing Michigan's local governments said Wednesday the state should use federal stimulus money to avoid revenue sharing cuts.The Michigan Municipal League sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, who has taken a key role in several recovery act announcements,...

Clark County dissolves redevelopment program, NV

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners have dissolved the county's redevelopment program and reallocated millions of dollars to other uses.Officials say the Tuesday action freed $37 million for schools, University Medical Center, the fire department and other county services.The state will...

Acropolis treasures on display for euro1, EU

May 20, 2009 7:48 am | by NICHOLAS PAPHITIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A month before the lavish opening ceremony for the new Acropolis Museum, Greek officials are keeping quiet on the details — other than the nearly euro3 million ($4.1 million) price tag.But in a bid to boost visitor numbers in hard economic times, Culture Minister Andonis...

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