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Ala. man served 29 years for stealing toolbox, AL

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by STEPHANIE TAYLORAssociated Press | News | Comments

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — In another time and place, Johnny Holley Jr. would not have spent nearly half his life behind the walls of Alabama's prisons.But Alabama in 1980 was the wrong time for Johnny Holley to steal a toolbox.Combined with seven previous felony convictions, the robbery was enough to...

Judge hears Cuban's motion in SEC case, 1st Ld, US

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants an insider trading lawsuit against him thrown out, but he'll have to wait for a judge's decision.U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater heard arguments Tuesday on Cuban's motion to dismiss the Securities and Exchange Commission suit, but didn't...

Analyst upgrades KBR, citing rising oil prices, APFN

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shares of engineering and construction firms jumped Tuesday as an analyst upgraded KBR Inc. and reiterated his "Buy" ratings for three other companies, saying they are benefiting from rising oil prices.Broadpoint AmTech analyst Will Gabrielski raised his profit estimate for...

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Diageo unit spent $410K lobbying US gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unit of London-based spirits company Diageo PLC, the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky, Smirnoff vodka and other products, spent $410,000 lobbying the U.S. government in the first quarter, according to a recent disclosure form.Diageo North America Inc. lobbied to reduce underage...

HL:Bri-Chem Corp. Q1 profit shrinks, revenue up 36 per cent@

May 26, 2009 8:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EDMONTON — Bri-Chem Corp. (TSXV:BRY), a wholesale distributor of industrial drilling fluids, steel products and services, says its first-quarter revenue improved 36 per cent helped by its acquisition of a wholesale steel distributor.The Acheson, Alta.-based company reported Tuesday it earned...

Floor Blog: Trader Closes a Calendar Spread on United Parcel Service Business Editors

May 26, 2009 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) was the focus of some heavy put trading on Friday. More than 25,100 put contracts crossed the tape, which is more than double the stock's average daily put trading volume of 10,862 contracts.Looking at the front- and...

Sensenbrenner Earns 'Taxpayers' Friend Award' For 2008

May 26, 2009 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

xfdpr SENSENBRENNER-TAXPAYERS skedPRESS RELEASEMay 20, 2009JIM SENSENBRENNERREPRESENTATIVEHOUSESENSENBRENNER EARNS 'TAXPAYERS' FRIEND AWARD' FOR 2008CQ Transcriptions, LLC1255 22nd Street N.W.Washington, D.C. 20037Transcript/Programming: Tel. 301-731-1728Sales: Tel. 202-419-8500 ext...

Lugar Praises Removal Of Bomb-Grade Nuclear Material From Kazakhstan

May 26, 2009 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

xfdpr LUGAR-BOMB-GRADE skedPRESS RELEASEMay 20, 2009RICHARD LUGARSENATORSENATELUGAR PRAISES REMOVAL OF BOMB-GRADE NUCLEAR MATERIAL FROMKAZAKHSTANCQ Transcriptions, LLC1255 22nd Street N.W.Washington, D.C. 20037Transcript/Programming: Tel. 301-731-1728Sales: Tel. 202-419-8500 ext...

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HL:Barrett Xplore gets loan guarantee to bring high-speed Internet to rural N.B.@

May 26, 2009 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WOODSTOCK, N.B. — The New Brunswick government is helping high-speed Internet provider Barrett Xplore Inc. to expand and potentially create up to 200 jobs.The province is providing a $10-million loan guarantee, primarily as working capital for construction of New Brunswick's rural high-speed...

Lugar Commends Clinton'S Commitment To International Energy Coordinator, Nabucco Pipeline

May 26, 2009 8:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

xfdpr LUGAR-ENERGY skedPRESS RELEASEMay 20, 2009RICHARD LUGARSENATORSENATELUGAR COMMENDS CLINTON'S COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL ENERGYCOORDINATOR, NABUCCO PIPELINECQ Transcriptions, LLC1255 22nd Street N.W.Washington, D.C. 20037Transcript/Programming: Tel. 301-731-1728Sales: Tel. 202-419-8500 ext...

Rep. Doggett And Senator Levin Urge The Administration To Postpone Panama Fta Pending A Crackdown On Tax Havens

May 26, 2009 8:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

xfdpr DOGGETT-TAX-HAVENS skedPRESS RELEASEMay 20, 2009LLOYD DOGGETTREPRESENTATIVEHOUSEREP. DOGGETT AND SENATOR LEVIN URGE THE ADMINISTRATION TOPOSTPONE PANAMA FTA PENDING A CRACKDOWN ON TAX HAVENSCQ Transcriptions, LLC1255 22nd Street N.W.Washington, D.C. 20037Transcript/Programming: Tel....

Rock bands signed for State Fair, SD

May 26, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HURON, S.D. (AP) — Two rock bands from the 1960s and '70s have been added to the lineup of grandstand entertainment at the South Dakota State Fair this summer.The Grass Roots and The Guess Who will perform on Sept. 6.Hit songs from The Grass Roots include "Midnight Confessions" and "Where Were You...

Permit sought for S. Indiana biomass-energy plant, IN

May 26, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILLTOWN, Ind. (AP) — The developers of a proposed $90 million biomass power plant in southern Indiana say it would release hundreds of tons of nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide, as well as some hazardous air pollutants by burning wood waste to generate electricity.Liberty Green Renewables LLC...

Plug Power Announces Adjournment of Annual Meeting

May 26, 2009 8:10 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

LATHAM, N.Y., May 26, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced that it has adjourned its 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders in order to permit stockholders additional time within which to vote. The adjourned...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange is trading at 1,093.48 down 2.95 points at noon ET@

May 26, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange was trading at 1,093.48 down 2.95 points on Tuesday. The volume at noon was at 79.9 million shares.

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