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Adaltis Inc. Obtains $3 Million Bridge Loan

May 21, 2009 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adaltis Inc. (TSX: ADS), an international in vitro diagnostic (IVD) company, today announced that it has issued promissory notes in the aggregate principal amount of $3 million to Clarity China Partners, L.P. and one of its affiliates and Victoria Square Ventures Inc. The notes are secured by...

Penn West Energy Trust Confirms May Cash Distribution

May 21, 2009 10:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Penn West Energy Trust (TSX: PWT.UN) (NYSE: PWE) ("Penn West") confirms that its May 2009 cash distribution will be CDN$0.15 per trust unit payable on June 15, 2009 to unitholders of record on May 29, 2009. The ex-distribution date is May 27, 2009.The CDN$0.15 per unit is equivalent to...

Tests show more swine flu immunity in older folks, 1st Ld-Writethru, MED

May 21, 2009 10:51 am | by MIKE STOBBE - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — New test results show what scientists have suspected — people in their 60's and older have signs of greater immunity to the new swine flu virus.Scientists think it's because older people have been exposed to other viruses in the past that are more similar to swine flu than more...

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Tessera Technologies shares climb on patent ruling, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Tessera Technologies Inc. soared Thursday, a day after a patent dispute ruling that could give a substantial boost to the company's earnings.Tessera, which provides miniaturization technology for electronics makers, won a ruling from the International Trade Commission over...

Awarded Full-Service Marketing and Creative Services Contract for Florida Project

May 21, 2009 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.delucchiplus.com () —In a statement issued today, Christine L. Delucchi, President of Delucchi+ (www.delucchiplus.com (http://www.delucchiplus.com) ), an innovative, strategic real estate marketing firm (http://www.delucchiplus.com/) located in Washington, D.C., announced that the agency...

War's end: Sri Lankans relieved but Tamils worried, AS

May 21, 2009 10:50 am | by ARTHUR MAX - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The ice cream man went to work with dread every day at Colombo's main rail station, a prime target for suicide bombers who once killed several teenage baseball players on a platform in front of his stand.With the defeat of the Tamil Tigers, the vendor and many other Sri...

Standard & Poor's raises WellCare outlook, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's Ratings Service on Thursday raised its outlook on WellCare Health Plans Inc. to "positive" from "negative," saying the health insurer has paid back its debts and made some progress into concluding government investigations.The Tampa, Fla., Medicaid provider has...

PetzMD.com Announces New FIND-A-VET Feature

May 21, 2009 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.petzMD.com () —PetzMD.com, the number one name in free online pet health information, today unveiled their newest consumer friendly feature, FIND-A-VET. "Once our site launched last year, we got hundreds of comments and suggestions from users about particular features they would like to...

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Union for NH workers calls for budget meeting, 1st Ld-Writethru, NH

May 21, 2009 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Leaders of the union representing New Hampshire state employees want to hold a meeting with Gov. John Lynch and legislative leaders to discuss budget issues affecting them .The State Employees Association, which represents about 11,000 workers, has been meeting with Lynch since...

GM's future rests with bondholders after UAW deal

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers struck a deal with General Motors and the federal government Thursday to cut labor costs, close factories and change the way retiree health care is funded.The agreement could ease one of GM's biggest problems: The cost of its work force. But the automaker is...

Brinker opens first Chili's in Toronto area, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Restaurant operator Brinker International on Thursday announced the opening of the first Chili's Grill & Bar in the Toronto area.The new Chili's will be in the city of Vaughan at the Colossus Centre. Brinker, working with Top Down Enterprises, plans four more Chili's restaurants in...

Reactions to Obama's speech, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some reactions to President Barack Obama's speech Thursday on detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay and national security, as well as former-Vice President Dick Cheney's response.___"President Obama proved again today that being honest with the American people about the threats we face, without...

Fitch Affirms Peabody Energy Corporation's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following ratings for Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody; NYSE: BTU):--Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BB+';--Senior unsecured notes at 'BB+';--Senior unsecured revolving credit and term loan at 'BB+';--Convertible junior...

Named 2009 Industrial/Service Company of the Year by Black Enterprise Pharmaceutical Writers/Business Editors

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Black Enterprise named PRWT Services, Inc. its 2009 BE 100s Industrial/Service Company of the Year for reinventing itself as a major player in the high-growth pharmaceuticals industry. The award was bestowed on PRWT at the 14th Annual Black Enterprise...

Ann Taylor shares fall for a 2nd day after outlook, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Ann Taylor Stores Corp. fell for a second straight day after the company reported a first-quarter loss and remained cautious about the year even as some other women's apparel retailers are experiencing improvement.An analyst noted that, unlike other retailers, Ann Taylor...

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