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HL:Environment Canada directs Redcorp to stop acid discharges from Tulsequah Chief mine@

May 26, 2009 8:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Environment Canada has directed insolvent Redcorp Ventures Ltd. (TSX:RDV) to immediately correct contraventions of the Fisheries Act at the Tulsequah Chief mine in northwestern British Columbia.The company has been operating under court protection from its creditors and announced Monday...

ICF International gets $10M, 5-year contract, APFN

May 26, 2009 8:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — ICF International Inc. said Tuesday that a subsidiary was awarded a $10 million, five-year subcontract to provide program management and acquisition support to an office of the Transportation Security Administration.Under the contract, the subsidiary, ICF Inc., will work with...

Mass. investment firm fined $250,000 in fraud case, MA

May 26, 2009 7:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts investment firm has been fined $250,000 for lax oversight of an employee charged with defrauding two of the firm's investors of $1.7 million.State Secretary William Galvin said Investors Capital Corp. of Lynnfield signed a consent order agreeing to reimburse the two...

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General Mills spent $240K lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Mills Inc. spent $240,000 in the first quarter to lobby on food safety, imports and other matters, according to a recent disclosure report.The Golden Valley, Minn.-based maker of Yoplait Yogurt, Wheaties cereal and Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, also lobbied on dairy and sugar...

INDEX:Agriculture, Economy, Forestry, Manufacturing, Mining, Politics, Social@

May 26, 2009 7:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — A new report says rural communities across the country are in crisis.The report by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities urges the federal government to develop a long-term plan to diversify rural economies.It says rural communities need "a champion" at the federal cabinet table to...

Zions Bancorp shares soar after upgrade, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Zions Bancorp shares jumped Tuesday after an analyst at Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to "Overweight" from "Equal Weight," noting that the bank is now trading at an attractive price for long-term investors.Shares gained $1.42, or 11.2 percent, to $14.13 in late morning trading....

Biotech industry group spent $1.9M lobbying in 1Q

May 26, 2009 7:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biotechnology Industry Organization spent over $1.9 million lobbying in the first quarter on health care reform efforts that would impact biotech drugs, according to a recent disclosure form.The industry group — whose members include Amgen Inc., Gilead Sciences Inc. and Biogen...

Noven shares rise as analyst boosts outlook, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Noven Pharmaceuticals Inc. gained ground Tuesday after a Jefferies & Co. analyst upgraded his rating on the stock, citing the growth potential for its estrogen and ADHD products.The stock rose 50 cents, or 4.9 percent, to reach $10.78 in midday trading. Shares have traded...

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Rural Transit Bill Keeps Systems Running

May 26, 2009 7:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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SDRL - Seadrill reports first quarter 2009 results

May 26, 2009 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HighlightsSeadrill generates record EBITDA of US$347 million for the firstquarter 2009Seadrill reports net income of US$243 million and earnings pershare of US$0.55 for the first quarter 2009Seadrill completes the eight rig 2008 deepwater newbuild programwith delivery of West Aquarius and West...

Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on Enhanced Variable Rate Muni Bonds Business Editors

May 26, 2009 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- In connection with the revision of Associated Bank, National Association's 'A-' long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) Outlook to Negative from Stable on July 24, 2008, Fitch Ratings revises the Outlook to Negative for the following municipal bonds with...

Carnegie Corporation Taps USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership for Examination of Government's Response to Crisis in News Industry

May 26, 2009 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Media editorsLOS ANGELES, May 26 (AScribe Newswire) -- From a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on the future of journalism to a new tax cut for newspapers signed into law by the governor of Washington state, policymakers nationwide are responding to the crisis facing the news...

Many Kan. harvesters not going to Okla., Texas, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 26, 2009 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Drought and a freeze have hurt the wheat crop in Oklahoma and Texas, cutting down on work for custom harvesters from Kansas who make a living off following the trail of ripening wheat.In Texas, drought already had damaged wheat fields before farmers received another setback...

Lawyer challenging reported Pfizer settlement, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 7:46 am | by DAVE COLLINS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut attorney is fighting a reported settlement by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. over a meningitis drug study in Nigeria, saying it would send millions of dollars to Nigerian officials and lawyers while shortchanging alleged victims.At issue are allegations that...

Kraft Foods spent $770K lobbying government in 1Q, APFN

May 26, 2009 7:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kraft Foods Inc. spent $770,000 in the first quarter to lobby on food safety, labeling and other matters, according to a recent disclosure report.The Northfield, Ill.-based maker of Oreo cookies and Oscar Mayer hot dogs, also lobbied on transportation, the budget, tax reform and...

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