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FASTSIGNS(R) News: Doing More and Spending Less Using Signage

May 26, 2009 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.fastsigns.com () —These days it seems everything associated with running a business is getting more expensive, from office space to health care coverage, yet the economy is forcing all of us to do more with less money. Businesses often overlook one form of advertising that is both...

GOP group criticizes climate bill, PA

May 26, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Republican Congressional group says the climate bill passed by the House will amount to a massive tax increase and must be defeated.Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., who is chairman of the House Republican Conference and the American Energy Solutions Group, says a cap and trade feature...

Merrex Terminates Property Options

May 26, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gregory Isenor, P.Geo., President and CEO of Merrex Gold Inc. ("Merrex") (TSX VENTURE: MXI) announces that Merrex has terminated two non-core property options.Merrex has terminated an option on the 43 claim Sand Brook property in New Brunswick converting a vested 15% participating interest into a...

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Hawaii hotels offers great (and bizarre) deals, US

May 26, 2009 9:47 am | by JAYMES SONG - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — With tourism in the dumps, Hawaii hotels are offering unprecedented discounts, freebies and other incentives in hopes of drawing tourists to the islands and survive the economic slump.The wide range of perks include free nights, rental cars, upgraded rooms, 2-for-1 activities, daily...

Earnings Preview: Costco to report 3Q Thursday

May 26, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Costco Wholesale Corp. is scheduled to report earnings for its fiscal third quarter on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: Costco has been one of the stronger retailers during the recession as shoppers...

NM agency bans placement agents on investments, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NM

May 26, 2009 9:47 am | by BARRY MASSEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state agency is banning the use of third-party marketing agents by firms trying to obtain investment business from New Mexico's $11 billion permanent funds.The State Investment Council also will prohibit certain campaign contributions by investment firms that have contracts...

NK test, US treaty OK could set off chain reaction

May 26, 2009 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EDITOR'S NOTE — This is the second of a two-part report on the proposed global ban on nuclear weapons testing. Part I moved for use Sunday, May 24. They are part of an occasional series on the Obama administration's plans for action on nuclear arms control.By CHARLES J. HANLEYAP Special...

Palm shares advance ahead of Pre phone launch, APFN

May 26, 2009 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Palm Inc. rebounded Tuesday amid anticipation for its new smart phone, the Pre, which goes on sale June 6 for $200.Palm's shares rose $1.02, or 10.1 percent, to $11.14 in afternoon trading as the broader market advanced on encouraging consumer confidence data. The stock...

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Depression-era murals in Royal Oak impart lessons, MI

May 26, 2009 9:41 am | by CATHERINE KAVANAUGHAssociated Press | News | Comments

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Videographer Ruben Rodriguez feels a strong connection to the Depression-era murals painted for Royal Oak High School by starving artists, only to be crated for decades and then restored by a community feeling the pinch of a recession.Rodriguez was able to finish a...

Manpower shares rise after price target increase

May 26, 2009 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of staffing company Manpower Inc. rose Tuesday after an analyst raised his price target on evidence that the industry's fortunes may be stabilizing following an extended downturn.BMO Capital Markets analyst Jeffery Silber cited statistics from the American Staffing...

Michigan LG starts work to restructure government, 2nd Ld-Writethru, MI

May 26, 2009 9:41 am | by KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lt. Gov. John Cherry said Tuesday he has a framework for shrinking the number of state departments by year's end and wants the public's ideas for streamlining Michigan's government.Gov. Jennifer Granholm earlier this year gave Cherry the task of finding ways to consolidate the...

Analyst Ranked "Best on the Street" by Wall Street Journal Business Editors

May 26, 2009 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Leerink Swann, the leading healthcare investment banking firm, today announced that senior equity research analyst Howard Liang, Ph.D. has been recognized in the 2009 Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" rankings.Mr. Liang was ranked fourth overall in...

Celebrity Cruises adding SC trips from Charleston, US

May 26, 2009 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina State Ports Authority says Celebrity Cruises will offer Caribbean cruises from the Port of Charleston beginning next year.Starting in February, the line will offer a series of six 10- and 11-night cruises from Charleston aboard the Celebrity Mercury. The...

HL:The Canadian Press World News Budget - Tuesday, May 26, 2009.@

May 26, 2009 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are the budgeted stories as of 19:30 EDT. The editor handling World news in Toronto can be reached at 416-507-2165.WASHINGTON @— The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage has devastated gays and lesbians not just in the state, but across the United States....

Espey Announces 4th Quarter Dividend

May 26, 2009 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.espey.com () —The Board of Directors of Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSE Amex: ESP) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.225 per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year ending June 30, 2009. The dividend will be payable on June 26, 2009, to all shareholders of record...

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