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Panel updates Delaware's revenue forecast, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers charged with fashioning the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 have a daunting task ahead of them.The panel that sets Delaware's official revenue forecast voted Monday to decrease the revenue estimate for the current year by more than $18 million,...

Corrective Actions and Control Already Implemented; Restatement Currently Being Completed

May 18, 2009 12:44 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 today that its Board of Directors, on the recommendation of its independent registered public accounting...

Judge allows deposition of Dell Inc. executive, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by BECKY BOHRER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state court judge Monday ordered the deposition of Dell Inc. Chief Executive Michael Dell in a lawsuit over New Orleans' problem-plagued crime camera program.At issue: what, if anything, he knew of Dell's sale of camera equipment to the city and whether the issue of...

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Crow Creek Sioux Tribe announces wind farm project, 1st Ld-Writethru, SD

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by CHET BROKAW - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe has created a new company called Sioux Wind to generate electricity from wind turbines that would be built on or near the tribe's reservation in central South Dakota.The tribe will own 80 percent of the new company. The other 20 percent will be owned...

Earnings Preview: Lower profit seen for Deere

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by DANIEL LOVERING - AP Manufacturing Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of farm machinery, reports its fiscal second-quarter earnings on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Despite the recession, sales of Deere's agricultural equipment —...

Watchdogs: Dump NY election system, NY

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A study by a good-government group is calling for scrapping the partisan, outdated election boards that govern state and New York City elections.The Citizens Union is proposing an end to the system of one Democrat and one Republican in charge of monitoring and running elections....

Bahamas PM: Resort shutdown poses big challenge, CB

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said Monday the looming shutdown of a sprawling luxury resort poses a "tremendous challenge" to the tourism-dependent economy of Exuma, a central Bahamian district made up of scores of small islands.The Atlantic archipelago's Cabinet Office...

A.C. Moore & Crafts names David Stern CFO

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Retailer A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Inc. said Monday it named David Stern executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 8.Stern, 42, recently served as women's retailer Coldwater Creek Inc.'s divisional vice president of financial planning and analysis. He...

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After sharp rise, Oregon's jobless rate flattens, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by TIM FOUGHT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After months of sharp increases, Oregon's unemployment rate has flattened, but state officials say that may be temporary.The state Employment Department said Monday that the jobless rate for April was 12 percent, about the same as the previous month.Until April, the...

Great Plains Energy completes equity, stock offer, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Electric company Great Plains Energy Inc. said late Monday it completed an offering of equity and stock, with proceeds used to pay off debt and to cover general corporate purposes.Total proceeds were $431.8 million, after expenses and underwriting discounts.The underwriters...

WVa gets $2M for flood-damaged bridges, highways, WV

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving West Virginia $2 million in emergency aid to repair roads and bridges damaged by this month's floods.Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday the money will help pay for debris removal and allow the state to get repair...

Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller and Sandler O'Neill + Partners

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.tweisel.com () —Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, today announced its participation in two upcoming securities industry conferences.-- The Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller Global Securities IndustryConference in New York on...

Tekelec to Present at Barclays Conference

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), the network signaling, mobile messaging and performance management company, today announced that it will present at the Barclays Capital Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference on Wednesday, May 27 in New York. Tekelec's president and chief executive officer, Frank...

WVa insurer names new president, WV

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The state's largest private insurer has chosen a new president, whose tenure is slated to begin July 1.Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield's board of directors elected J. Fred Earley II at a meeting on Monday.The West Virginia University graduate has been with the...

Pacific Northwest unemployment rates, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent unemployment rates in the Pacific Northwest:WASHINGTON: The state said Tuesday that April's jobless rate was 9.1 percent, the same as the revised rate for March. It's the first time in more than a year that the monthly rate hasn't gone up.OREGON: The seasonally adjusted rate for April was 12...

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