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Obama Nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

May 26, 2009 9:44 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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China's IT rules, 'Buy American' key trade concerns for Japan: report+

May 26, 2009 9:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: LEAD STORY TO FOLLOW)Japan must be ready for possible trade conflicts over such policies as China's plan to force some foreign-made information technology products to pass the country's certification and the controversial "Buy American" provision by the United States,...

North Korea Tests Missile

May 26, 2009 9:44 pm | by Greta Van SusterenAssociated Press | News | Comments

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GM's looming bankruptcy weighs on world markets

May 26, 2009 9:43 pm | by PAN PYLAS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets gave up most of their early gains Wednesday as worries about an impending bankruptcy of General Motors Corp. reined in investors' optimism on Wall Street about a possible U.S. economic recovery.The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares closed up 4.51 points,...

BW)(EXONHIT-THERAPEUTICS)(ALEHT.BOURSE) ExonHit and Institut Gustave Roussy Announce the Signing of a License Agreement for Novel Breast Cancer Diagnostic Assay Pharmaceutical Wr...

May 26, 2009 9:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Regulatory News:-- Exclusive rights licensed from Institut Gustave Roussy-- New assay to improve accuracy of breast cancer diagnosis through FNA sampling based on research from Institut Gustave Roussy-- Research Use Only product available within 12...

Director Kurosawa's handwritten storyboards, scripts released on Net+

May 26, 2009 9:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KYOTO, May 27 (Kyodo) — Photos of nearly 20,000 items related to the legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, including his handwritten storyboards, scripts and production notes, were made available in an online archive Tuesday.Many of the items posted on the Kurosawa Digital Archive were made public...

Japan recognized as nation with adequate controls over BSE risk+

May 26, 2009 9:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS, May 27 (Kyodo) — The World Organization for Animal Health, the watchdog over the global livestock industry, will formally adopt a resolution on Thursday to upgrade Japan's status as a country exercising adequate controls over the risk of cattle contracting mad cow disease.The 174-nation...

First Peer-Reviewed Publication of a Clinical Study of an mGluR5 Inhibitor in GERD

May 26, 2009 9:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http:// () —Allosteric modulation company Addex Pharmaceuticals (SWISS: ADXN) is pioneering a new approach to the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a common disorder affecting approximately 15 percent of people. GERD is the cause of commonly recognized unpleasant symptoms like...

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Toyota revving Prius production to meet demand

May 26, 2009 9:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is revving up production of its hit Prius to meet better-than-expected demand for the latest version of the world's top-selling hybrid, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday."We are considering steps to increase production to meet demand," Toyota spokesman Paul...

Applauds Fair Political Practices Commission Opening Investigation of Fish and Game Commissioner Mike Sutton News Editors/Political Writers

May 26, 2009 9:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- The following is a statement from the CCFCC:On Tuesday, May 19, 2009, the California Fair Political Practices Commission disclosed that the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission (the "FPPC") has opened a formal...

Chinese appliance maker buys stake in NZ company, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 8:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese appliance maker Haier is to take a 20 percent stake in Fisher & Paykel Appliances in a deal that will combine the New Zealand company's high-end fridges and dishwashers with Haier's vast sales network.Haier will pay up to 58 million New Zealand dollars ($36...

Crude prices up ahead of OPEC meeting

May 26, 2009 8:41 pm | by MARK WILLIAMS - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oil and gasoline prices continued to push higher Wednesday on signs that the U.S. recession may be easing and that demand for energy could rebound.Benchmark crude for July delivery rose 61 cents to $63.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices haven't been that...

MGA asks appeals court to halt transfer of Bratz, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 8:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — MGA Entertainment Inc. asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to halt the transfer of its Bratz dolls to Mattel Inc. while it appeals a judge's ruling.In an emergency motion, MGA contends a court order to hand over trade secrets and its most popular product to its biggest rival...

LEAD: Critic Nakajima, 'Guin Saga' author Kurimoto dies at 56+

May 26, 2009 8:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 27 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH MORE INFO)Literary critic Azusa Nakajima, also a science fiction and mystery writer under the name of Kaoru Kurimoto, died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a Tokyo hospital, her office said Wednesday. She was 56.She wrote criticism on a wide variety of...

Twitter co-founders are mum on revenue plans

May 26, 2009 8:19 pm | by ELLIOT SPAGAT - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, California (AP) — Twitter Inc.'s co-founders say the rapidly growing online communications company will eventually charge fees for its services, but it's unclear which ones and what will drive revenue."There will be a moment when you can fill out a form or something and give us money,"...

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