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Fitch Rates New York City's $790MM GOs 'AA-'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 18, 2009 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 18, 2009-- Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to New York City's (the city) $790 million general obligation (GO) bonds fiscal 2009 series J, consisting of the following:--$600 million tax-exempt bonds, subseries J-1;--$190 million taxable bonds, subseries...

Ariz. seeks stimulus funding for energy projects, AZ

May 18, 2009 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is applying for $55 million of federal stimulus money for energy projects.Gov. Jan Brewer's office announced Monday that she has submitted the state's application to the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.The largest single portion of...

2 killed, 1 held in SoCal lumberyard shooting, 1st Ld-Writethru, CA

May 18, 2009 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VERNON, Calif. (AP) — A lumberyard worker shot and killed two employees Monday before he was arrested after a short car chase, authorities said.The identities of the victims and the suspect were not released.Police officers responding to a report of shots being fired went to the Bohnhoff Lumber Co....

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May 18, 2009 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AP recommendations at this hour for Page One:SRI LANKA-CIVIL WARCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Following three bloody decades of civil war, Sri Lanka faces the daunting task of trying to reconcile and rebuild after its troops routed the last Tamil Tiger separatist rebels and killed their feared leader. One...

Judge weighs dismissing suit over Trump's worth, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 1:25 pm | by GEOFF MULVIHILL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is known for putting a positive spin even on news that doesn't seem positive. But there is one way to get him down: Call him a millionaire.Trump, who says he's a billionaire, is suing the author of a book in which three unnamed sources said Trump's net worth is...

Judge weighs dismissing suit over Trump's worth, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 1:25 pm | by GEOFF MULVIHILL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump is known for putting a positive spin even on news that doesn't seem positive. But there is one way to get him down: Call him a millionaire.Trump, who says he's a billionaire, is suing the author of a book in which three unnamed sources said Trump's net worth is...

Atty: Blagojevich's wife mulling reality TV spot, 2nd Ld-Writethru, IL

May 18, 2009 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife will decide soon whether to be on a reality TV show in the Costa Rican jungle, a defense attorney said Monday.But Patti Blagojevich has not yet made a deal to be on the NBC show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here," one of the impeached...

Himax 1Q profit drops 87 pct, forecasts 2Q beat, APFN

May 18, 2009 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Chip maker Himax Technologies Inc. posted a sharp drop in its first-quarter profit Monday as orders declined amid the economic turmoil, but issued a better-than-expected forecast for the current quarter on rebounding demand.The news sent its U.S.-traded shares higher in after-hours...

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Judge sentences SW Idaho man for child enticement, ID

May 18, 2009 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A Canyon County prosecutor says an interstate truck driver who pleaded guilty to two felony counts of enticing children over the Internet this month will serve between 10 to 20 years in prison.Prosecutor John Bujak says 35-year-old Arthur Schmierer, who pleaded guilty as part of...

Minn. Legislature adjourns after final tax vote, APFN

May 18, 2009 1:20 pm | by MARTIGA LOHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature's 2009 session ended at three minutes after midnight early Tuesday after lawmakers spent a raucous final half hour debating a tax bill that Gov. Tim Pawlenty was expected to veto.The DFL-controlled House passed the bill 82-47 just eight minutes...

Former AARP official pleads guilty in scam, US

May 18, 2009 1:19 pm | by NEDRA PICKLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — AARP's former events director has pleaded guilty in a scam involving a sham company he created to get $250,000 in contracts from the advocacy group.Bruce Sanders of Washington admitted he entered AARP into three consulting and production contracts with the fake company, naming as...

Warner touts e-medical data despite hacker attack, APFN

May 18, 2009 1:19 pm | by BOB LEWIS - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A hacker's theft of millions of Virginia's most sensitive prescription drug records isn't slowing Democratic Sen. Mark Warner's push for electronic medical records.The former governor convened a conference in Richmond Monday about the medical and cost-saving benefits of...

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Breaks $10 Million Sales Mark in Most Successful Year in Company History

May 18, 2009 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.sitestar.com () —Sitestar Corporation (OTCBB: SYTE), a provider of residential, business and wholesale Internet access, web hosting and value-added products and services, announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 year ended December 31, 2008 in which the Company posted revenue of...

Shire reports positive results for ADHD drug

May 18, 2009 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pharmaceutical company Shire PLC said Monday its experimental drug Intuniv significantly lowered defiant, angry behavior in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.The company said its drug demonstrated positive results for improving children's "oppositional...

Nevada gov won't get meeting with President Obama, APFN

May 18, 2009 1:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Jim Gibbons said he was notified Monday that President Obama won't meet with him and some key Nevada business leaders, when Obama is in Las Vegas for a fundraiser, to discuss hardships faced by the state's tourism industry.Obama is scheduled to be in Las Vegas on May...

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