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JetAway Aviation lays off 20 workers in Montrose, CO

May 21, 2009 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — JetAway Aviation in Montrose says it has laid off 20 employees amid a squabble with the county over an access permit to the local airport and fees.Montrose County commissioners say the layoffs are the company's fault for not following the rules.JetAway Aviation CEO Stephen...

NY officials, WTC developer meet on rebuilding

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by KAREN MATTHEWS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Top elected officials from New York and New Jersey are meeting with the developer of the World Trade Center site in hopes of resolving an impasse over who will pay for new office towers there.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for Thursday's meeting with developer Larry...

Moody's to review ratings of Assured Guaranty, APFN

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service on Thursday placed the key ratings of bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd. on review for a possible downgrade.Moody's also placed the ratings of Financial Security Assurance Inc. on review for a potential downgrade. Assured Guaranty is...

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Chemed says MMI withdrew its director nominees, APFN

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — Chemed Corp. said Thursday that MMI Investments is withdrawing its nominees to Chemed's board of directors.MMI had nominated five alternate directors to the board. The firm is one of Chemed's largest shareholders, and earlier this year it suggested the company split in two,...

HL:The Canadian Press News Budget for Thursday, May 21, 2009@

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans for top Canadian news as of 19:30 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant. An updated coverage advisory will move about 22:30 ET. If you have any questions, contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted; all times...

Westar Energy Declares Dividends

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.westarenergy.com/ () —The Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share payable July 1, 2009 on the company's common stock.The board also declared regular quarterly dividends on the company's 4.25 percent, 4.5 percent and 5...

America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Shares Representing Assigned Limited Partnership Interests

May 21, 2009 9:46 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb., May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (Nasdaq:ATAX) announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares representing assigned limited partnership interests at $5.00 per share, raising approximately $16,450,00 in net proceeds...

'American Idol' finale sings loud in the ratings, APFN

May 21, 2009 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen ratings give "American Idol" a huge win as Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert to become the show's singing champ.Nielsen says nearly 29 million viewers tuned in for the finale Wednesday night. "American Idol" viewership was one-third larger than the total audience logged by Fox's...

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Permanent fund portfolio rebounds, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Rebounding stock markets have brought billions back to the Alaska Permanent Fund.Executive director Mike Burns told fund trustees Wednesday that unrealized losses had diminished from $4.9 billion earlier this year to $1.9 billion more recently.The value of stocks and other...

HL:Nuclear-safety watchdog seeking expertise in reactors made by AECL's competitors@

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by Steve Rennie@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — A bid by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. to build two nuclear reactors in Ontario may not be such a slam dunk after all.Canada's nuclear-safety watchdog is quietly seeking expertise in the kind of reactors made by AECL's competitors, a government document shows.The Canadian Nuclear Safety...

HL:3rd add... The Canadian Press News Look-Ahead List from Sunday, May 24 to Saturday, June 6, 2009@

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THURSDAY, JUNE 4@ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Trial against Jose Ramalheira, a Portuguese captain charged with violating Canadian fishing regulations in 2003 after he allegedly fished illegally in Canada's 200-nautical mile economic zone. Through June 7. (Provincial Court, Atlantic Place)xy-OTTAWA — Oliphant...

Colo. promotes associate's degrees in high school, 4th Ld-Writethru, CO

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by COLLEEN SLEVIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is making it easier for schools to offer teens a chance to earn an associate's degree while still in high school, a move backers say could help lower the dropout rate and help the state win millions in extra federal stimulus money.Gov. Bill Ritter signed House Bill 1319 into...

Postal worker who stashed mail gets probation, 1st Ld-Writethru, MI

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by ED WHITE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — December, of course, is a busy time for the U.S. Postal Service. For one carrier, the holidays were too much.Jill Hull was sentenced to two years of probation Thursday for deserting the mail, eight months after thousands of pieces were discovered in a self-storage unit in Livingston...

Warner Bros. bids for Midway Games assets, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. has made a $33 million bid for the majority of U.S. assets held by "Mortal Kombat" video game franchise owner Midway Games Inc., which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.The companies said Thursday they have a "stalking horse" agreement,...

Intertainment Media Receives Financing Offer From Mutual Fund

May 21, 2009 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intertainment Media Inc. ("Intertainment" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: INT) announced today that it has received interest from an international mutual fund to complete a non brokered equity offering ("Offering") of $1 Million CDN subject to board and TSX Venture approval.The Offering will...

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