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ACWA-National Geographic Publication Aims to Educate Consumers

May 20, 2009 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.acwa.com () —The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and National Geographic Custom Publishing today unveiled a new consumer-focused magazine on California water called "Water for Tomorrow," with the tagline "California's Water, Our Responsibility."The 20-page, four-color...

BrightTALK Hosts Customer Retention Strategies Summit

May 20, 2009 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.brighttalk.com () —WHAT: Customer Retention Strategies Summit hosted by BrightTALK(TM)At this free online summit, thought leaders will share case studies and the latest trends in customer retention to help businesses increase customer purchases and referrals, and convert first time...

Jobless rate down slightly, 1st Ld-Writethru, SD

May 20, 2009 7:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Labor Department reported an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent in April, down slightly from March's 4.9 percent.A preliminary, not-seasonally adjusted level of nonfarm wage and salaried jobs in South Dakota stood at 401,800 workers in April, an increase of 3,200 jobs...

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Ex-aide to Gov. Ridge pleads guilty in 2nd theft, 1st Ld-Writethru, PA

May 20, 2009 7:07 am | by MARK SCOLFORO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman who admitted stealing thousands of dollars from Gov. Tom Ridge's re-election campaign funds nearly a decade ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing about $1.1 million from the Harrisburg real estate and investment company that later hired her.Lauretta S. "Laurie"...

Israeli official blasts focus on 2-state idea, 3rd Ld-Writethru, ML

May 20, 2009 7:07 am | by AMY TEIBEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) — Media focus on the idea of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, favored by President Barack Obama, is "childish and stupid," said an aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu WednesdayThe aide's statement reflected efforts by Netanyahu to deflect...

From Design To Signage In Minutes

May 20, 2009 7:05 am | News | Comments

New Finishing Center model, employing Rogers’ thermal transfer and screen printing technologies, allows printers to produce thin, flexible, bright and animated backlit signs for a wide range of advertising needs

Genzyme spent $920K lobbying government in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biotech drugmaker Genzyme Corp. spent $920,000 lobbying the federal government in the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.Cambridge, Mass.-based Genzyme, which develops medicines to treat rare diseases, lobbied on patent reform, biosimilar development, Medicare...

AtCor Medical Expects 70% Sales Growth in 2009

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.atcormedical.com () —AtCor Medical Holdings Limited (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor@ system which measures central blood pressures and arterial stiffness non-invasively, today announced that it has increased guidance for FY2009 sales revenue to AUS $11 million,...

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Private equity firm raises offer for SumTotal, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Vista Equity Partners raised its bid for software maker SumTotal Systems Inc. to $4.85 per share Wednesday, the latest move in a bidding war for the company.The private equity firm said it would up that offer to $4.95 if SumTotal's breakup fee with rival bidder Accel-KKR is...

HL:JLL continues to increase stake in Patheon, extends $2 offer to June 1@

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — JLL Partners, Inc. says it now owns about 39 per cent of the outstanding restricted shares of Patheon Inc. (TSX:PTI), or up to 57 per cent if it exercises its right to convert 150,000 preferred shares. The New York-based investment firm said it is extending the expiry date for the offer...

Kansas casino efforts in 2 counties advancing, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by CARL MANNING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Restarted efforts to have state-owned casinos in Kansas' Sumner and Wyandotte counties are moving along.After failing to win a needed endorsement of the Sumner County Commission last week, South Central Gaming Partners returned with a first-phase proposal to add a 180-room hotel...

Kan. economic development agency head to step down, 2nd Ld-Writethru, KS

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The leader of a state agency that nurtures fledgling high-technology businesses plans to step down at the end of June, following a debate over the agency's future and a big cut in its budget.The Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp. didn't mention the debate in announcing the...

Earnings Preview: Campbell Soup

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Food Industry Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. reports earnings for its fiscal third quarter on Friday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Coming off the peak winter soup selling season, the world's largest soup maker could be in for a tough...

Tenn Senate delays 'cap and trade' measure, TN

May 20, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has delayed voting on a resolution declaring that Tennessee won't participate in a federal system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Brentwood, the resolution's main sponsor, has said the cap-and-trade system being debated...

Yahoo lobbying tally falls to $460K in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo Inc. scaled back its political lobbying during the first quarter as a new chief executive took control of the slumping Internet company, according to a recent disclosure form.The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company spent $460,000 lobbying federal lawmakers, regulators and other...

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