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Con Edison to invest $1.5B in electric system, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The utility Consolidated Edison Company of New York said Wednesday that it will invest $1.5 billion this year to improve its electric delivery system.The plan includes installations of new substations, upgrades to its transmission system and replacing about 2,000 miles of cable.Con...

Stocks show muted reaction to Fed outlook, 12th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors' optimism about banks wavered Wednesday, erasing most of a big early advance.Energy stocks showed some of the biggest gains after oil topped $62 a barrel for the first time since November. But financials turned mixed after enthusiasm about Bank of America Corp.'s ability...

Futuremed Announces May 2009 Distribution

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Futuremed Healthcare Income Fund (TSX: FMD.UN) today announced the monthly cash distribution for May 2009 has been set at $0.0771 per unit, or $0.925 per unit on an annualized basis.The distribution will be paid on June 16, 2009, to unit holders of record as at May 31, 2009.Futuremed is Canada's...

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HL:EnQuest Energy announces sale of non-core Northwell Oilfield assets for C$4.8 million@

May 20, 2009 6:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — EnQuest Energy Services Corp. (TSXV:ENQ) says it has struck a deal with Terracore Specialty Drilling Ltd. to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, Northwell Oilfield Hauling Ltd. for C$4.8 million.Northwell's assets include primarily oilfield trucking equipment and related contracts.EnQuest...

Veteran Internet Marketing Executive Brian Jensen Named as Vice President of Internet Marketing for Ideal Financial Solutions

May 20, 2009 6:21 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS, May 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ideal Financial Solutions, Inc., (Pink Sheets:IFSL) today announced the appointment of Brian Jensen as Vice President of Internet Marketing. Prior to joining Ideal Financial Solutions, Mr. Jensen worked as Vice-President at Web.com Search Agency,...

Divided SEC proposes investor access plan, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 6:21 am | by MARCY GORDON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday proposed making it easier for shareholders to nominate directors for ballots of public companies, a change that could give shareholders more say over compensation packages for executives and risk controls.The Securities and Exchange Commission,...

$4 million to help conserve forests in WVa, Va, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WV

May 20, 2009 6:16 am | by P.J. DICKERSCHEID - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $4 million in federal money will help protect rare bats, perennial herbs and fish that live in rivers inside West Virginia and Virginia forests.Congress has appropriated $3.67 million in federal Forest Legacy money to conserve land in the Potomac River's South...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange up 8.93 points to 1,085.42 at open@

May 20, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange stood at 1,085.42 up 8.93 points from Tuesday's close. The volume at 10 a.m. ET was at 29.75 million shares.

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Historic house in Ohio moves to new spot, OH

May 20, 2009 6:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STREETSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A four-hour move has given one of the oldest houses in northeast Ohio a new home 80 feet away.The Singletary House in Streetsboro, near Akron, was lifted onto a truck bed and taken Tuesday to a spot where a new foundation is being completed. Retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc....

Simpson urges Obama to back off dealership plans, ID

May 20, 2009 6:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Rep. Mike Simpson is urging President Barack Obama to put the brakes on plans threatening the livelihood of hundreds of auto dealerships nationwide.The Idaho Republican sent letters this week to Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, expressing concerns about the ongoing...

HL:EnQuest Energy announces sale of non-core Northwell Oilfield assets@

May 20, 2009 6:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — EnQuest Energy Services Corp. (TSXV:ENQ) says it has struck a deal with Terracore Specialty Drilling Ltd. to sell its wholly owned subsidiary, Northwell Oilfield Hauling Ltd. for C$4.8 million.

Former NY Gov. Spitzer flashed temper during probe, 1st Ld-Writethru, NY

May 20, 2009 6:14 am | by VALERIE BAUMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer gave a combative interview with a state official probing a political scandal in which he insulted his interrogator, scorned Albany politicians and threatened to file disciplinary complaints, according to transcripts released Tuesday.As state...

Nev. domestic partner bill OK'd; gov. warns veto, US

May 20, 2009 6:14 am | by RACHELLE GINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada bill giving domestic partners many of the rights and benefits the state offers to married couples is headed to the governor's desk.After Tuesday's voice vote in the Senate, the measure heads to Gov. Jim Gibbons. The Republican governor has threatened to veto it.The...

to Offer a Green Way to Purchase Fuel Business Editors/Environment Writers/Energy Writers

May 20, 2009 6:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCARBOURGH, Maine-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Integrity Marketing announced today that it is implementing a dual strategy in helping the environment by partnering with Carbonfund.org to offset its own fuel emissions and by launching the 360FuelCard.com, a commercial fuel charge card. By...

Saudi is immune to the global financial crisis, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 20, 2009 6:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil-rich economy is immune to the global economic meltdown and the nation is pushing ahead with several key projects, said the minister of transportation Wednesday.Speaking at the Saudi-European Euromoney economic forum on the situation, Jubarah...

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