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Ind. county sues legislator over software deal, IN

May 21, 2009 8:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — A state legislator faces a lawsuit over her role in hiring a company providing computer software for property tax calculations in central Indiana's Clinton County.Rep. Jacque Clements has denied any wrongdoing in her work for the county. She was county auditor before her...

Canadian Solar upgraded, shares jump 4 pct, APFN

May 21, 2009 8:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian Solar Inc.'s healthy balance sheet, product line strategy and underappreciated stock prompted an analyst to upgrade the solar energy product manufacturer, sending shares jumping.Shares of Canadian Solar rose 38 cents, or 4.1 percent, to $9.70 in morning trading.Oppenheimer...

US troops seize 16.5 tons of drugs in Afghanistan, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 21, 2009 8:11 am | by FISNIK ABRASHI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — American and Afghan forces seized 16.5 tons (15 metric tons) of drugs and killed 34 militants during a three-day operation against a key insurgent stronghold in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. military statement said Thursday.The seizure was one of the biggest by foreign troops in...

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HL:Coventree cuts workforce further as part of wind down of operations@

May 21, 2009 8:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Coventree Inc. (TSX:COF) says it has further cut its workforce as part of the financial services company's orderly wind down of operations.As part of these reductions, Bridget Child is leaving as chief financial officer, David Allan as head of capital markets, and Doug Onofrychuk as head...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange is trading at 1,076.12 down 9.52 points at noon ET@

May 21, 2009 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange was trading at 1,076.12 down 9.52 points on Thursday. The volume at noon was at 69.51 million shares.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Examine the Psychological Impact of Child Abuse

May 21, 2009 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Health, Family editorsSAN FRANCISCO, May 21 (AScribe Newswire) -- According to a new Mayo Clinic study, a history of child abuse significantly impacts the wide range of challenges facing depressed inpatients. Included are an increase in suicide attempts, prevalence of substance use...

Payday lenders close many Ohio offices, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 21, 2009 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CINCINNATI (AP) — More than a third of the payday lending offices in Ohio have closed since the industry lost a November ballot fight to overturn restrictions on how much interest lenders can charge.There were about 1,600 retail locations across Ohio when the new interest rules went into effect...

Cleveland tourism agency fights for tax funding, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city's tourism agency has begun a marketing campaign more focused on bringing in funding than out-of-town visitors.Positively Cleveland — formerly known as the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland — said the area may lose an effort that has long brought tourism...

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Global Cancer Campaign Shares Center Stage with Celebrities and Athletes at American Century Championship Business Editors/Golf Writers

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SOUTH SHORE, LAKE TAHOE, Nev.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- The green and blue hues that dominate the color palette of the Lake Tahoe area will be joined by streaks of LIVESTRONG(R) yellow at the 20th annual American Century Championship, July 14-19 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. With the...

Telemarketing Organizations with Enhancements to its On-Demand Predictive Dialer Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLEASANTON, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Five9, the leader in on-demand call center software announced today the general availability of its Virtual Call Center Suite 7.2, its award-winning, market-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) call center technology. The new release includes...

Neb. lawmakers pass bill on safe-haven problems, NE

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have voted to spend $16 million over the next two years to address problems highlighted by the drop-off of dozens of children last year under the safe-haven law.The plan received final approval Thursday. It would cost about $130 million less than what was...

HL:Canadian forest products companies post net loss of $480 million in Q1:PwC report@

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Canada's 14 largest Canadian forest products companies lost a total of $480 million in the first quarter with B.C. firms hardest hit, a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows.The losses were $91 million more than the same quarter last year, when the overall losses were $381 million, as...

Government of Canada Helps Canadians Honour Veterans

May 21, 2009 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today federal government support for community-led memorial restoration projects honouring Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice."Memorials are more than structures of stone and mortar," said Minister Thompson. "They...

Fight expected over cleanup of Symphony Park site, NV

May 21, 2009 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The city of Las Vegas and the Union Pacific Railroad Co. are putting up $5 million each toward cleaning polluted soil in a former rail yard that's slated to become the site of a downtown performing arts center, offices, hotel and casino.But officials say the two parties are...

Cheney defends Bush's national security policies, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 8:00 am | by PAMELA HESS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks changed how he viewed his job, but didn't change him.Alluding to Washington whispers that he had turned from pragmatist to ideologue, Cheney insisted he is the same person, but acknowledged the...

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