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Study: Economic impact of Maine's horses is $400M, ME

May 20, 2009 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A recent study has concluded that the direct and indirect economic impact of the horse industry in Maine totals $400 million.The study by Planning Decisions Inc. of Portland pegged direct, in-state sales at more than $200 million. But when purchases along the supply chain and...

Inhofe Hails Victory For U.S. National Security

May 20, 2009 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Electronics Awarded New Contract to Produce Bluetooth Devices for Automotive OEM Market Business Editors

May 20, 2009 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JASPER, Ind.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Kimball Electronics Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB), announced today that the company's Jasper, Indiana facility has received a new three-year contract to produce Automotive Bluetooth hands-free radio devices....

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Halmont Properties Corporation: Third Quarter Results

May 20, 2009 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HALMONT PROPERTIES CORPORATION (TSX VENTURE: HHC) announced today that the net income for the nine months ended March 31, 2009 was $390 thousand ($0.00 per share) as compared to $644 thousand ($0.01 per share) for the same period in 2008.The Company cautions that reported earnings are dependent on...

Utah AG to challenge Bennett for US Senate seat, 3rd Ld-Writethru, UT

May 20, 2009 11:06 am | by BROCK VERGAKIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said Wednesday he will challenge three-term U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett for the Republican Party's nomination in 2010, hoping to capitalize on public resentment in the state over recent increases in federal spending.Shurtleff's announcement had...

Solar Winds shares climb during first trading day, US

May 20, 2009 11:01 am | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of SolarWinds Inc. climbed Wednesday during the network management software maker's first day of trading, marking the latest flicker of life in an IPO market that has barely registered a pulse this year.SolarWinds shares rose $2.19, or 17.5 percent, to $14.69 in afternoon...

8TH LD: New flu hits Tokyo, infections total 267 in Japan+

May 20, 2009 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADD INFO)The first two cases of the new strain of H1N1 influenza were confirmed in Tokyo and nearby on Wednesday, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 267 along with other cases in western Japan.With the flu having now reached Japan's political and...

NFL looking to expand 'Rooney Rule', 2nd Ld-Writethru, FBN

May 20, 2009 11:01 am | by TIM REYNOLDS - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL teams looking to hire general managers may soon be required to interview at least one minority candidate.Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league's owners discussed expanding the Rooney Rule — which already applies to coaching openings — during the final...

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House keeps referendum option for distilleries, 1st Ld-Writethru, TN

May 20, 2009 11:00 am | by ERIK SCHELZIG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — County governments could still call a referendum on whether voters want to allow distilleries to be located in their communities under a bill that passed the House on Wednesday.The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas passed on a 67-27 vote after extensive...

Calif. wants US Supreme Court OK of video game ban

May 20, 2009 11:00 am | by PAUL ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to reinstate a state law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.In February, the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals struck down the law as a free...

Traffic Cameras to Gain Wider Audience with TrafficLand Business Editors/Transportation Writers

May 20, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRFAX, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- TrafficLand(R), the largest authorized aggregator of live traffic video in the U.S., announces agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to integrate traffic video from five major markets across the state into its national...

HL:Coniagas Resources acquires two lithium properties in James Bay, Que.@

May 20, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Coniagas Resources Ltd. (TSXV:CNY) says it has struck separate agreements to acquire a 100 per cent stake in two lithium properties in James Bay, Que.The acquisitions, announced Wednesday, add to the company's land package in the James Bay area, where its Cyr property is located.Coniagas...

Chrysler exec says sales OK despite bankruptcy

May 20, 2009 11:00 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler LLC's Chapter 11 filing so far doesn't appear to be affecting May sales, a top executive said Wednesday.Early sales data shows Chrysler is on pace to sell 60,000 to 70,000 vehicles to individuals this month, better than expected considering its April 30 bankruptcy filing,...

Stocks erase gains after Fed reduces 2009 outlook

May 20, 2009 10:53 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank stocks led the market lower after the Federal Reserve cut its economic forecast and said unemployment could get worse.The Fed's prediction Wednesday that the jobless rate could approach 9.6 percent — worse than its previous forecast of 8.8 percent — was especially ominous for...

Ryan Blethen promoted at The Seattle Times, WA

May 20, 2009 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Times has named Ryan Blethen as editorial-page editor of the newspaper.Blethen, 36, had been associate editorial-page editor at the newspaper. He takes over from James F. Vesely, who retired.Blethen, the son of Times Publisher Frank Blethen, will oversee the editorial...

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