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Beer price overflows for Munich's next Oktoberfest, EU

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — Carousers at Munich's Oktoberfest must reach ever deeper into their pockets to pay for the same liter of beer with a 5 percent price hike this year.Munich Office of Tourism said Wednesday a 2-pint (1-liter) mug of beer will cost between €8.50 (US$11.63) and €8.60 (US$11.78) at the...

Taleo Performance Selected as "Best Human Resources Solution" by the Software & Information Industry Association

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.taleo.com () —Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that Taleo Performance, the company's performance management solution for enterprises, has been chosen by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)...

Daily Times wins records fight against Farmington, 1st Ld-Writethru, NM

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington city councilors have voted against appealing a ruling ordering the city to release city manager job applications from two years ago.The state Court of Appeals earlier this month ruled in favor of The Daily Times of Farmington and the New Mexico Foundation for Open...

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Amgen spent nearly $2.8M lobbying in 1Q, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc., the world's largest biotechnology company, spent nearly $2.8 million lobbying in the first quarter as Congress debates a potential system for bringing less expensive copies of pricey biotech drugs to the market.Legislation that could allow the Food and Drug...

Italian foreign minister cancels trip to Iran, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by VICTOR L. SIMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ROME (AP) — Italy's foreign minister canceled a trip to Iran on Wednesday for talks on regional security issues, the ministry said.The Foreign Ministry made no mention of reported criticism over the planned trip, nor did it mention Iran's test Wednesday of a missile capable of reaching Israel and...

Con Edison to invest $1.5B in electric system, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The utility Consolidated Edison Company of New York said Wednesday that it will invest $1.5 billion this year to improve its electric delivery system.The plan includes installations of new substations, upgrades to its transmission system and replacing about 2,000 miles of cable.Con...

Stocks show muted reaction to Fed outlook, 12th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors' optimism about banks wavered Wednesday, erasing most of a big early advance.Energy stocks showed some of the biggest gains after oil topped $62 a barrel for the first time since November. But financials turned mixed after enthusiasm about Bank of America Corp.'s ability...

Futuremed Announces May 2009 Distribution

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Futuremed Healthcare Income Fund (TSX: FMD.UN) today announced the monthly cash distribution for May 2009 has been set at $0.0771 per unit, or $0.925 per unit on an annualized basis.The distribution will be paid on June 16, 2009, to unit holders of record as at May 31, 2009.Futuremed is Canada's...

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HL:EnQuest Energy announces sale of non-core Northwell Oilfield assets for C$4.8 million@

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — EnQuest Energy Services Corp. (TSXV:ENQ) says it has struck a deal with Terracore Specialty Drilling Ltd. to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, Northwell Oilfield Hauling Ltd. for C$4.8 million.Northwell's assets include primarily oilfield trucking equipment and related contracts.EnQuest...

Veteran Internet Marketing Executive Brian Jensen Named as Vice President of Internet Marketing for Ideal Financial Solutions

May 20, 2009 6:21 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS, May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ideal Financial Solutions, Inc., (Pink Sheets:IFSL) today announced the appointment of Brian Jensen as Vice President of Internet Marketing. Prior to joining Ideal Financial Solutions, Mr. Jensen worked as Vice-President at Web.com Search Agency,...

Divided SEC proposes investor access plan, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 6:21 am | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday proposed making it easier for shareholders to nominate directors for ballots of public companies, a change that could give shareholders more say over compensation packages for executives and risk controls.The Securities and Exchange Commission,...

$4 million to help conserve forests in WVa, Va, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WV

May 20, 2009 6:16 am | by P.J. DICKERSCHEID - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $4 million in federal money will help protect rare bats, perennial herbs and fish that live in rivers inside West Virginia and Virginia forests.Congress has appropriated $3.67 million in federal Forest Legacy money to conserve land in the Potomac River's South...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange up 8.93 points to 1,085.42 at open@

May 20, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange stood at 1,085.42 up 8.93 points from Tuesday's close. The volume at 10 a.m. ET was at 29.75 million shares.

Historic house in Ohio moves to new spot, OH

May 20, 2009 6:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A four-hour move has given one of the oldest houses in northeast Ohio a new home 80 feet away.The Singletary House in Streetsboro, near Akron, was lifted onto a truck bed and taken Tuesday to a spot where a new foundation is being completed. Retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc....

Simpson urges Obama to back off dealership plans, ID

May 20, 2009 6:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Rep. Mike Simpson is urging President Barack Obama to put the brakes on plans threatening the livelihood of hundreds of auto dealerships nationwide.The Idaho Republican sent letters this week to Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, expressing concerns about the ongoing...

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