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British expense scandal ousts lower house speaker, EU

May 19, 2009 12:37 pm | by JENNIFER QUINN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Leaving the speaker's chair in Britain hasn't always been quite so orderly. Seven speakers of the House of Commons were beheaded — but that was centuries ago.Michael Martin said Tuesday he would step down from the prestigious post, becoming the highest-ranking casualty of Britain's...

Idaho resort co-owner says he has potential buyer, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The co-owner of the financially struggling Tamarack Resort says he has a potential buyer interested in the development.Jean Pierre Boespflug declined to name the potential buyer, but asked officials on the Idaho Land Board Tuesday to help expedite a sale if one occurs.Tamarack,...

Lawmakers say Air Force plane cuts may be too deep, US

May 19, 2009 12:37 pm | by STEPHEN MANNING - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers say the Air Force could end up flat-footed if it carries out plans to end big programs like the C-17 cargo plane and retires fighter jets while waiting for new ones that are still being tested.The Air Force's roughly $115.6 billion 2010 base budget request includes...

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Dia Bras Announces Private Placement

May 19, 2009 12:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dia Bras Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE: DIB) ("Dia Bras" or the "Corporation") announces that its Board of directors has approved a private placement of a maximum of $925,520 (US$800,000) in units of the Corporation (the "Units") at a price of $0.045 per Unit (the "Private Placement"). Each Unit...

NM's Ramah Navajo chapter gets recovery funds, NM

May 19, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RAMAH, N.M. (AP) — Northwestern New Mexico's Ramah Navajo Chapter is the first tribe in the nation to receive economic stimulus money for road repair.U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Tuesday the tribe will receive more than $644,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to help...

Moody's puts DirecTV ratings on review for upgrade, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Investors Service placed DirecTV Holdings LLC's credit ratings on review for a possible upgrade Tuesday, saying the company appears committed to maintaining a lower level of debt.The ratings agency said DirecTV's "Ba2" probability of default rating and "Ba3" rating on senior...

M & T Bank gets regulatory OK to buy Provident, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Regional bank M&T Bank Corp. said Tuesday it has received regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of Provident Bankshares Corp. and expects the deal to close by the end of this week.Under terms of the agreement, Provident shareholders will receive 0.171625 shares of...

UN Security Council to tour post-war Liberia, AF

May 19, 2009 12:30 pm | by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to travel to a part of Liberia being guarded by peacekeepers to assess the nation's recovery six years after a devastating civil war.The Security Council arrived Tuesday in Liberia where 14 years of civil war devastated Africa's oldest...

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Home, Land and Private Lakes to Sell at Auction

May 19, 2009 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.albertburney.com () —A 5,500-square-foot home and approximately 171 acres of land --including two stocked lakes -- will sell at auction Tuesday, June 23, with Albert Burney Auction Company (http://albertburney.com/) managing the sale.The property will sell in three parcels:-- The home on...

Maryland county considers wind power restrictions, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Allegany County Commissioners are taking more time to decide on zoning restrictions that could limit the potential for wind-power development in western Maryland.At a meeting Tuesday, the county's planning coordinator and other staff members rejected criticisms leveled by...

Museum honors Chicago, others for going green, DC

May 19, 2009 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Building Museum is honoring the city of Chicago, industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp. and others for their efforts to improve the environment.The museum announced its 2009 Honor Awards Tuesday. Other recipients include the U.S. Green Building Council for...

Nev. lawmakers advance tax plan to plug budget gap, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:24 pm | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers moved ahead Tuesday with more elements of a plan to fill a $1.1 billion hole in a nearly $7 billion state budget for the next two fiscal years.Democrat and Republican negotiators from the Senate and Assembly met behind closed doors to discuss moneysaving...

HP's profit drops, more layoffs looming

May 19, 2009 12:24 pm | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a gauge of how personal computer sales are faring, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s quarterly results clouded the issue rather than provided clarity.HP's profit dropped 17 percent to $1.72 billion and sales fell 3 percent to $27.4 billion in its fiscal second quarter, dragged down by...

Williams Capital to manage $1B for Goldman Sachs, APFN

May 19, 2009 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Williams Capital Management LLC said Tuesday it was selected by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to manage $1 billion worth of U.S. treasury and government agency securities.The investment will significantly boost Williams Capital's assets under management. That will help bring in new...

Sunoco offers $8.5 million for NY ethanol plant, NY

May 19, 2009 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Petroleum giant Sunoco Inc. is offering $8.5 million to buy a bankrupt upstate New York ethanol plant.Philadelphia-based Sunoco outbid a consortium of companies that offered $1 million for the former Northeast Biofuels plant near Fulton, about 30 miles north of...

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