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Federal agency sued over ports' clean trucks plan, CA

May 20, 2009 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Federal Maritime Commission to get information about the agency's opposition to the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports' new clean trucks program.The National Resources Defense Council filed the lawsuit...

Fort Knox mine plans expansion, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 20, 2009 7:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fort Knox Mine outside Fairbanks is planning major exploration and expansion in 2009 despite the woes of the economy, according to the mine general manager.Larry Radford told the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday that the gold mine is hiring about five...

I Bought A Tesla

May 20, 2009 7:37 am | by David Mantey | Pdd | Articles | Comments

A CEO Car-side Chat With Stuart Koford, president of Koford Engineering, owner of a new Tesla

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Okla.'s budget debate builds as adjournment nears, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:36 am | by TIM TALLEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers debated funding bills for state agencies Tuesday and questioned their spending priorities in a tight budget year as the Legislature moved closer to a planned adjournment on Friday.The House and Senate have taken up dozens of budget limitation and other...

Ingmar Bergman's Swedish island home up for sale, EU

May 20, 2009 7:36 am | by LOUISE NORDSTROM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The secluded island home where Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman spent his final years is up for sale.Several bidders have expressed interest in the 84-acre (34-hectare) property on the small Baltic Sea island of Faro, according to Joachim Wrang-Widen at Christie's Great Estates in...

State wants historic mansion area preserved, 1st Ld-Writethru, WY

May 20, 2009 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is studying the possible purchase of three houses near the Historic Governors' Mansion in downtown Cheyenne.Milward Simpson, director of the Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, said the state is...

Senate rebukes Obama, blocks Guantanamo shutdown, 10th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:35 am | by DAVID ESPO - AP Special Correspondent - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare, bipartisan defeat for President Barack Obama, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay open for the foreseeable future and forbid the transfer of any detainees to facilities in the United States.Democrats lined up with Republicans...

BJ's Wholesale 1Q profit rises nearly 42 percent, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:35 am | by SARAH SKIDMORE - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit rose nearly 42 percent as shoppers flocked to its stores for necessities, leading the company to raise its 2009 profit guidance.The nation's third-biggest warehouse club has seen its business grow during the...

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FBI director concerned about Gitmo releases, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:30 am | by DEVLIN BARRETT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress on Wednesday that bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States could pose a number of risks, even if they were kept in maximum-security prisons. Responding to FBI concerns, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama...

Clean Energy Fund to Benefit Made-In-Canada Renewable Fuels

May 20, 2009 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association today applauded Minister Lisa Raitt for the new $1 Billion Clean Energy Fund and the $200 million set aside for demonstration projects of renewable and alternative energy technologies."In these difficult times, renewable fuels offer new opportunity, new hope...

Mine opponents enlist 'Deadliest Catch' crabber, 1st Ld-Writethru, AK

May 20, 2009 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska have recruited the skipper of a high-profile crab boat for their campaign against the development.Sig Hansen has a recurring role in the "Deadliest Catch" cable TV reality show.He has taken a stand against the Pebble...

Beer tax on tap for health care?, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:29 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Six-Pack may have to hand over nearly $2 more for a case of beer to help provide health insurance for all.Details of the proposed beer tax are described in a Senate Finance Committee document distributed to lawmakers before a closed-door meeting Wednesday. Senators are...

Increase Cash Flow, Control Costs and Improve Efficiency

May 20, 2009 7:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Controlling costs is high on today's business agenda. Reducing mail expenditure, improving cash flow and increasing postal efficiency will make a significant contribution to the bottom line.Using a franking machine (http://www.neopost.co.uk/index.asp?Page2747) is an easy, affordable and flexible...

Double bookings at arenas can mean double trouble, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:24 am | by EDDIE PELLS - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — The soothing sounds of Yanni and the chair-breaking chaos of pro wrestling have this much in common: They put bodies in the seats, money in the register and have caused the NHL and NBA a couple of headaches this playoff season.They also remind that while teams like the Denver Nuggets...

Louisiana House approves new fee for phone cards, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:23 am | by DOUG SIMPSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People who buy prepaid cell phone cards should pay a 60-cent fee each time they buy a new package of minutes to pay for upgrades to the statewide 911 emergency system, the Louisiana House voted.Cell phone and landline customers who pay monthly already have an 85-cent fee...

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