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Associated Estates to Present At NAREIT's 2009 Investor Forum

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Associated Estates Realty Corporation (NYSE:AEC) (Nasdaq:AEC) today announced that the Company will participate in REITWeek 2009: NAREIT's Investor Forum scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 through Friday, June 5 at the WaldorfAstoria Hotel in New York City,...

JMT Consulting Group Announces Partnership With ClientTrack

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.jmtconsulting.com () —JMT Consulting Group, a leading consulting firm serving nonprofits, today announced their new partnership with ClientTrack. With over ten years of service, ClientTrack offers the social service industry's leading case management software platform. This alliance will...

Officials headed to Hill to talk border security, US

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by EILEEN SULLIVAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mayor from the U.S.-Mexico border wants federal lawmakers to provide more money for border agents and dogs to help curb cross-border trafficking of drugs, guns and humans.Chad Foster, mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas, says President Barack Obama's budget request for 2010 doesn't have...

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Party Supply Retailers See Spike in June

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.ypassociation.org () —Early summer is the peak time to plan outdoor celebrations, and that has party suppliers who advertise in the Yellow Pages in a festive mood. In June the Yellow Pages Association sees a spike in references to the "Party Supplies - Renting" heading as consumers look...

Rescue effort for German chain Hertie fails, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — Creditors of insolvent German department store chain Hertie decided Wednesday to shut down its 54 stores after rescue efforts failed.At an assembly of creditors, more than 80 percent backed bankruptcy administrator Biner Baehr's recommendation that Hertie be shut down. The...

HL:Commodities boost TSX; N.Y. loses as Fed outlook gets grimmer@

May 20, 2009 5:57 am | by Malcolm Morrison@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market racked up a second consecutive triple-digit advance Wednesday as crude oil prices hit a six-month high. Traders also took in news of benign Canadian inflation.New York indexes surrendered early gains and closed lower after the Federal Reserve downgraded its...

1Q profits of Kuwaiti listed companies drop 94 pct, ML

May 20, 2009 5:56 am | by DIANA ELIAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The combined profits at most of Kuwait's publicly traded companies dropped by more than 90 percent in the first quarter, a report said Wednesday, in an indication of how strongly the global financial crisis has affected this small oil-rich state.The report by the country's Global...

German president faces tight contest for 2nd term, EU

May 20, 2009 5:51 am | by GEIR MOULSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — German President Horst Koehler is seeking a second five-year term this weekend in an unusually tight contest that carries important symbolic value before national elections in September.Koehler, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats and a former...

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Columbus McKinnon posts loss on sales drop, charge, APFN

May 20, 2009 5:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Columbus McKinnon Corp., a producer of cranes and hoists, said Wednesday it lost $102.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter as sales fell 16 percent and it absorbed a hefty impairment charge.The results were below Wall Street expectations, sending its shares down $1.06, or 7.6...

Ill. governor's pension plan would cost $95B more, APFN

May 20, 2009 5:50 am | by JOHN O'CONNOR - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to overhaul government pension systems to save money would actually cost Illinois taxpayers $95 billion extra over the next three decades, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.Wrestling with an $11.6 billion budget deficit, Quinn...

Danish railways settles with Italy's AnsaldoBreda, EU

May 20, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COPENHAGEN (AP) — The Danish national railway system, DSB, says it has reached a 2.25 billion kroner ($411 million) settlement with train maker AnsaldoBreda after the Italian company failed to deliver trains on time.DSB chief Soeren Eriksen says the Italian group only has delivered 14 of 83...

APNewsBreak: NEA takes over Ind. teachers union, 3rd Ld-Writethru, IN

May 20, 2009 5:50 am | by DEANNA MARTIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest teachers union hopes a takeover by the National Education Association will rescue it before it sinks under the weight of its troubled insurance arm, which has spurred state and federal investigations and landed the 50,000-member union in financial...

Premarket roundup: Costco, Hewlett-Packard, APFN

May 20, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the premarket stories for Wednesday, May 20, from AP Financial News:NEW YORK (AP) — Customer traffic is rising fast at Costco Wholesale Corp. stores and the stock is a good value right now, a Credit Suisse analyst said, upgrading the wholesale club chain.NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of...

PATH power line application filed in Maryland, MD

May 20, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two energy companies have filed an application with Maryland regulators to run part of a high-voltage, multistate power line across southern Frederick County.American Electric Power Co., of Columbus, Ohio, and Allegheny Energy Inc., of Greensburg, Pa., filed the application with...

3RD LD: Baseball: Rakuten's Tanaka shuts out Yakult+

May 20, 2009 5:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SENDAI, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING SOFTBANK-HANSHIN GAME)Masahiro Tanaka pitched a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, leading the Rakuten Eagles to a 2-0 win over the Yakult Swallows on Wednesday.Tanaka (6-0) won a pitching duel with fellow young right-hander Yoshinori Sato (2-3),...

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