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Pa. casino a key for Las Vegas Sands' future, US

May 21, 2009 10:24 am | by OSKAR GARCIA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Las Vegas Sands Corp. built its casino in Bethlehem, Pa., which opens Friday, the economy and the company's massive debt cast a long shadow over its very survival.Fewer gamblers were visiting its casinos and they were spending less money, driving the company to lay off workers...

Bargains abound for well-heeled in NY's Hamptons, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 10:24 am | by FRANK ELTMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The good news is there are bargains to be had in the Hamptons real estate market. The bad news as Memorial Day beckons, is you will still need deep pockets, aka millions, to get in the game.Eastern Long Island's summer destination for the ultra-rich and famous has not...

Ariz. unemployment rate 'essentially unchanged', 1st Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 21, 2009 10:24 am | by PAUL DAVENPORT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona unemployment improved slightly amid continued weakness in many industries in April, a development that was termed encouraging but not a sign that the state's economy has hit bottom.The Department of Commerce reported Thursday that Arizona's seasonally adjusted nonfarm...

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and Treasurer Rob Clancy to Speak at Barclays Conference Business Editors/Telecommunications Writers

May 21, 2009 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Rob Clancy, senior vice president and treasurer of Windstream (NYSE: WIN), will speak at 2:15 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 27 at the Barclays Capital Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference in New York.A live webcast of the event will be...

Appeals court revives Michigan discrimination case, MI

May 21, 2009 10:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court says a jury should decide whether a black couple were victims of racial discrimination when they couldn't book their wedding reception at an Ann Arbor hotel.A federal judge in Detroit had ruled in favor of the hotel and dismissed the case. But an appeals...

Cyber Violinist

May 21, 2009 10:10 am | Videos | Comments

In Tokyo, Japan, Toyota demonstrates its violin playing robot, setting the path for consumer robots to be widely used in homes, hospitals and factories.  

Gas costs more, but don't expect a repeat of 2008

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by JOHN PORRETTO - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) — As tens of millions tank up and hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, gas prices are rising fast enough to revive painful memories of the $4-a-gallon summer of 2008.Rest easy: The economic slack created by the recession all but guarantees prices won't spike the way they did last...

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Limited sees signs of stabilization, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Limited Brands executives said Thursday the economy appears to be stabilizing some, but they predicted their company's sales will remain weak over at least the next several quarters.Limited Brands, which operates Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works among other chains, posted a...

3 financial institutions back Fiat's ambitions

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by COLLEEN BARRY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN (AP) — Three financial institutions are supporting the Italian automaker Fiat's plans to create a global powerhouse by combining the company with Chrysler LCC and General Motor's Opel and Vauxhaul brands, Fiat said in a statement Thursday.The Italian banks Intesa Sanpaolo and Unicredit along...

Rates Wells Fargo Stage Trust, Series 2009-18C Floater & Residual Certificates Business Editors

May 21, 2009 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Fitch Ratings assigns a rating of 'AA/F1+' to the floater certificates and a rating of 'AA' to the residual certificates of Wells Fargo Stage Trust series 2009-18C. The long-term 'AA' rating, which is on Rating Watch Negative, is based on the higher of...

Dilbert – Engineer’s Perspective Of Art

May 21, 2009 10:06 am | Videos | Comments

While painting with Rusty Shanks, Dilbert expresses the limitations that art provides. With a picture of a bowl of fruit, you are unable to eat or rearrange it – it’s just a painting of a bowl of fruit.  

Former VP choice Palin picks memoir collaborator, APFN

May 21, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has picked a collaborator for her memoir.A spokeswoman for SarahPAC, the Alaska governor's political action committee, says that Palin has selected Lynn Vincent, an author and features editor for World magazine, a conservative Christian publication. Palin's book,...

Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union Launches The Family Center

May 21, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

https://addisonavenue.com/ () —The newly launched Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union virtual Family Center provides members and their children with educational information about managing money, student loan and scholarship offerings and recommendations regarding which accounts will help young...

Suu Kyi on trial in Myanmar, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 21, 2009 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Anti-government forces were behind the illegal visit of an American to the house of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a bid to embarrass the military junta in Myanmar and thwart any effort by the West to improve relations, the state-run media reported...

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