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Nevada lawmakers advance energy, foreclosure bills, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:53 am | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With less than two weeks left in the 2009 legislative session, Nevada lawmakers voted for bills dealing with foreclosures, energy conservation, medical ethics and elections.The Senate on Tuesday unanimously voted for Gov. Jim Gibbons proposal to make Nevada...

Cephalon spent over $182K lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biotech drugmaker Cephalon Inc. spent $182,303.54 lobbying the federal government in the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.The Frazer, Pa.-based company lobbied on a range of bills dealing with patent issues, Medicare reimbursement rates and the reimportation of...

Best Buy to carry the Palm Pre

May 20, 2009 6:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best Buy Co. and RadioShack Corp. say they will carry Palm Inc.'s new Pre smart phone, offering customers instant rebates.Palm, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., announced this week that the highly anticipated phone will go on sale June 6.The Pre, with a touch screen and slide-out...

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HL:Talisman Energy makes gas discovery in Colombia, oil offshore Norway@

May 20, 2009 6:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM) said Wednesday it has made a "significant" gas field discovery in Colombia, a day after announcing an offshore Norway oil find it called "promising."The Calgary-based oil and gas major said the gas condensate field discovery was made in the Niscota Block of...

NPOs, Corporations, and Individual Fundraisers Sign On to Use New, Non-Cash Fundraising Tool

May 20, 2009 6:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.gazelle.com () —Gazelle (gazelle.com (http://www.gazelle.com/) ), the nation's largest company rewarding consumers for responsibly trading in their electronics, today announced the launch of its Gazelle for Good fundraising (http://www.gazelleforgood.com) service (gazelleforgood.com)....

Federal auto recovery director returning to Mich., MI

May 20, 2009 6:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The White House official tasked with helping communities that rely on the ailing auto industry is returning to Michigan.The White House announced that Ed Montgomery will be in Detroit on Tuesday to meet with local leaders and hold a workshop on how to apply for federal Energy...

Be My Big Brother

May 20, 2009 6:43 am | by Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Glympse Inc., a Seattle-area startup, is the latest in the field. Its application, also called Glympse, lets smart phone users send a message and a link to a map marking their location to anyone in their address book.

Logistec Announces the Acquisition of a Parcel of Land

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Logistec Corporation (TSX: LGT.A)(TSX: LGT.B), a diversified cargo handler in eastern North American ports, is pleased to announce the purchase, through one of its subsidiaries, of a parcel of land in Montreal-Est. "In time, this property will be developed as a logistics centre to support our cargo...

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Governor General Visits Nunavut and Nunavik

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, accompanied by their daughter Marie-Eden, will travel to Canada's North. The visit, which will take place primarily in Nunavut and end in Nunavik, in Quebec's Arctic region, will run from...

Earnings roundup: Target, Deere, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, May 20, from AP Financial News:Top stories:NEW YORK (AP) — Discount retailer Target Corp. reported a 13 percent decline in first-quarter profit on Wednesday as it confronts sluggish consumer spending. But the results beat analysts' estimates because of...

Scrushy denies role in HealthSouth fraud, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by JAY REEVES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Testifying publicly for the first time about the financial debacle at HealthSouth Corp., fired CEO Richard Scrushy denied any involvement Wednesday with the huge accounting swindle that engulfed the rehabilitation company.On the witness stand in a lawsuit filed by...

Nourish This: A Fresh Approach to Living Well!

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.nourishthis.com () —"Nourish This is a wellness website centered around achieving optimal health from a holistic (http://www.nourishthis.com/tips/tips.php) and integrative perspective; incorporating body, soul and earth," according to founder, Kristin O'Connor.Within the Nourish This...

US dollar lower, gold up in late European trading, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. dollar was lower against other major currencies in European trading Wednesday afternoon. Gold rose.The euro traded at $1.3792, up from $1.3534 late Tuesday in New York.Other dollar rates:—95.33 Japanese yen, down from 96.42—1.0973 Swiss francs, down from 1.1162—1.1408...

California still eligible for Medicaid money, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by KEVIN FREKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got some good news Wednesday to help him deal with the state's financial woes as well as a stinging election defeat from the night before. Health officials told him the state will continue to be eligible for an extra $8 billion in federal...

Physicians Ask Governor and Legislators to Protect Health Care While Balancing State Budget Political Writers/Healthcare Editors

May 20, 2009 6:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- The president of the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) said today that the well-being of the State's most vulnerable residents should be the number one concern of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and State legislators as they tackle the...

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