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Governor General to Present Honours in Nunavut

May 27, 2009 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will honour five residents of Nunavut on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Frobisher Inn, in Iqaluit, Nunavut.The Governor will present a Medal of Bravery, a Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal, a Governor General's...

LEAD: Baseball: Tanaka moves to 7-0 as Rakuten edges Chunichi+

May 27, 2009 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NAGOYA, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING 3 GAMES)Masahiro Tanaka won his seventh straight start and Norihiro Nakamura hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning as the Rakuten Eagles edged the Chunichi Dragons 3-2 on Wednesday.Tanaka (7-0) allowed two runs, one earned, on seven hits while striking out...

Gary C. Evans and Ronald D. Ormand Join Petro Resources Corporation

May 27, 2009 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.petroresourcescorp.com () —Petro Resources Corporation, an independent oil & gas exploration and production company located in Houston, Texas (NYSE Amex: PRC) ("the Company"), announced today that effective May 22, 2009, Mr. Gary C. Evans has joined the Company as Chairman of the Board....

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Newron Sport (NSPT) Continues Retail Growth Into Switzerland

May 27, 2009 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Newron Sport (PINKSHEETS: NSPT) is pleased to announce that it has received an order for its patented inline skates, the Trainon and Touron, with Hockey Expert, in Switzerland."We are pleased at the continued exposure and support that we are receiving both domestically and internationally for our...

Theft Resolution Services Provided by Identity Theft 911 to Oglesby State Bank Customers Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 27, 2009 5:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009--Identity Theft 911 (www.identitytheft911.com), America's leading identity theft resolution and education services provider, announced its partnership with Oglesby State Bank, Oglesby, Texas.As part of the partnership, account holders and their...

Flowers Foods 1Q profit rises about 5 percent

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Bakery goods company Flowers Foods Inc. said Wednesday its first-quarter profit rose almost 5 percent, helped by more consumers eating at home to save cash.The maker of Nature's Own bread earned $37.4 million, or 40 cents per share, in the quarter ended April 25, up from...

Deal Increases Global Scalability, Expands Offerings and Opens the Asia-Pacific Market

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.exigenservices.com () —Exigen@ Services, the leading next generation application outsourcing provider, today announced it has acquired China-based software outsourcing services provider Taihoo Technologies. Blending its industry leading expertise in distributed Agile development and its...

Airline Blue 1 layoffs to affect entire staff, EU

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish budget airline Blue 1 said Wednesday it will make temporary layoffs that will affect all of its 450 workers through February in order to save costs.The layoffs will be staggered, begin immediately, and last for eight months in periods of two to four weeks, airline spokesman...

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Sen. Burris heads out on tour of central Illinois, 3rd Ld-Writethru, IL

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris reiterated Wednesday that he never participated in a pay-to-play scheme despite the release of a transcript in which he offers to "personally do something" for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund.Burris spoke to reporters outside his Chicago home before...

Nebraska treasurer's wife alleges spousal abuse, US

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by ERIC OLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The wife of Nebraska's state treasurer has accused him of beating her and threatening to kill her during an argument on Christmas.Teri Osborn says in court documents that her husband, Shane, punched her in the presence of their two young daughters at his mother's cabin. She says...

Boston Scientific says FDA approved small stent, APFN

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Boston Scientific Corp. said Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration approved the Taxus Liberte Atom, a drug-coated stent designed to hold open small blood vessels in the heart.Boston Scientific said Taxus Liberte Atom was approved for use in vessels as small as 2.25 mm in...

HL:Laurentian Bank Q2 profit slips to $21.2M; revenue flat, loans and deposits up@

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX:LB) has reported quarterly earnings of $21.2 million, down from $25.1 million a year earlier, on flat revenue of $154.8 million.The Quebec-focused bank said Wednesday it posted its best-ever loan and deposit growth during the second quarter ended April 30,...

American Eagle Outfitters predicts lower 2Q profit, APFN

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc. on Wednesday said it expects a decline in profit in the second quarter amid continued weak sales.The company forecast second-quarter earnings of 12 cents to 15 cents per share — down from 29 cents per share in the same period...

Ex-Kmart CEO testifies in federal civil trial, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by ED WHITE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The former head of Kmart Corp. defended himself Wednesday against claims he covered up the retailer's woeful finances, capping a full day of testimony by repeatedly declaring he "absolutely" hid nothing before a bankruptcy filing in 2002.Charles Conaway is on trial in a...

Pilgrim's Pride rejects bid for plant, AR

May 27, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — Pilgrim's Pride Corp. has rejected a bid by a poultry company that wanted to buy Pilgrim's shuttered chicken processing plant in El Dorado.A federal bankruptcy judge ordered Pilgrim's and the El Dorado Poultry Co. to go into mediation and try to agree on a sale of the...

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