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Former Fla. Senator: You can fight city hall, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | by BILL KACZOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bob Graham says you can fight city hall — and win.The former Florida governor and U.S. senator said Thursday he wants to help people make government work for them with his new book: "America, The...

Brazil environment minister blasts other agencies, LT

May 28, 2009 11:27 am | by BRADLEY BROOKS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's environment minister said he blasted other government ministries during a meeting with the nation's president on Thursday, accusing them of disregarding environmental laws in pursuit of Amazon...

Correction: TV Sales story, CORRECTIVE

May 28, 2009 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — In a May 27 story about flat-panel TV sales, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Samsung Electronics Co. remained the largest seller of such sets in the U.S. market in the first quarter. According...

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HL:Zapata Energy posts $1.6-million loss in first quarter@

May 28, 2009 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Zapata Energy Corp. (TSXV:ZCO) posted a first-quarter loss as its revenue fell 31 per cent, mainly due to a decline in oil and gas prices compared with the same time last year.Net loss for the three months ended...

Klobuchar announces food-borne illness bill, 3rd Ld-Writethru, MN

May 28, 2009 11:21 am | by ELIZABETH DUNBAR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two recent salmonella outbreaks that sickened hundreds of people nationwide were linked to a food source after investigators in Minnesota did extensive interviews with patients and took the genetic...

HL:Harper tries again to impose term limit on senators@

May 28, 2009 11:21 am | by Joan Bryden@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — When it comes to Senate reform, the Harper government is applying the old adage: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.The government reintroduced for the third time Thursday legislation that would force...

PCI Express-Compliant

May 28, 2009 11:20 am | Contec Microelectronics Usa, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

CONTEC now offers PCI Express-compliant versions of its Intelligent “E” Series of multifunction boards.  

Multiracial people become fastest growing US group, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 11:16 am | by HOPE YEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Multiracial Americans have become the fastest growing demographic group, wielding an impact on minority growth that challenges traditional notions of race.The number of multiracial people rose 3.4 percent...

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HL:Alberta says it could take years to find Chinese oilsands workers bilked of wages@

May 28, 2009 11:15 am | by John Cotter@Associated Press | News | Comments

EDMONTON — Alberta is determined to track down 132 Chinese employees who were paid only a fraction of their wages for working on an oilsands project even though finding them could take years, officials said Thursday.The...

Unions: Lingle seeking pay cuts, HI

May 28, 2009 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — State union leaders say Gov. Linda Lingle is seeking pay cuts for state workers.The unions say the cuts being sought amount to more than the furloughs of 16 to 18 days a year that were initially proposed....

Supreme Resources Ltd.: News Release

May 28, 2009 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Supreme Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: SPR)The Company is pleased to report that a Titan 24 IP Program has commenced on the "TAS" Copper/Gold/Silver Claims located in the Similkameen Mining Division, British Columbia. The IP...

Paragon Software Focuses on OEMs at Computex

May 28, 2009 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.paragon-software.com () —COMPUTEX -- Paragon Software Group (PSG) (http://www.paragon-software.com/) , the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, will be reaching out to OEMs/...

NC House broadens pension fund investment options, APFN

May 28, 2009 11:10 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's treasurer has warned lawmakers that without looser constraints on how her office invests money in the state pension fund, lagging returns could require higher taxpayer contributions to...

Kan. budget woes delaying tax refunds, ed payments, 2nd Ld-Writethru, KS

May 28, 2009 11:10 am | by JOHN HANNA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has temporarily stopped income tax refunds and plans to delay payments to its public schools because of a revenue shortfall this month.Preliminary figures Friday from the Department of Revenue said...

Sector Snap: Hotel companies advance, APFN

May 28, 2009 11:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of most publicly traded hotel companies gained on Thursday after a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the sector to "Attractive" from "Neutral."Steven Kent cited the shrinking supply pipeline, cost...

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