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Valley City dikes coming down, ND

May 26, 2009 5:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The dikes are coming down in Valley City.The City Commission has accepted local firm Star Enterprises' bid for the first sweep of dike removal, at a cost of about $1.9 million.Officials say the first phase, starting Tuesday, must be finished within 28 days or Star faces a...

TLC's 'Jon & Kate' say they're angry at media, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 26, 2009 5:56 am | by FRAZIER MOORE - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon and Kate Gosselin arrived separately for their sextuplets' fifth birthday party. During the party, the spouses barely spoke to each other.Clearly, the Gosselin marriage was under a strain as the new season started for the TLC series, "Jon & Kate Plus 8."No wonder. The daily...

Plans to run trolleys and museum in Cleveland ends, 2nd Ld-Writethru, OH

May 26, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — Planners of a Cleveland trolley loop and museum ran into an unexpected road block.They were convinced they had a worthwhile concept with restored old trolleys, but they couldn't raise needed funds in a tough economy."They had a unique asset with the collection," said Cleveland...

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Bye Aerospace project to use Ascent PV modules, APFN

May 26, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. on Tuesday said its flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules will be designed into the development of a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (H-UAV) developed by Bye Aerospace Inc.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.The H-UAV, called the...

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WWE stages raw takedown of fake Nuggets owner, APFN

May 26, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vince McMahon got his takedown of Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke on the WWE television show Monday night.Sort of.During the World Wrestling Entertainment's "Monday Night Raw" show, McMahon shoved a mock Kroenke to the mat and the faux Kroenke fell out of the ring at the...

Red Wing lock and dam to get $70 million upgrade, MN

May 26, 2009 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to spend $70 million over two years to improve the lock and dam on the Mississippi River near Red Wing.Funding will come from federal stimulus money. However, the project faces a long-standing conflict with the Wisconsin...

Vt. cigarette tax heading up, VT

May 26, 2009 5:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Cigarette taxes in Vermont appear to be on the rise, but it's unclear how much.Lawmakers would tag 25 cents a pack onto the $1.99 the state already charges; Gov. Jim Douglas is pushing for a 45-cents-per pack increase.The difference could be settled in a special legislative...

HL:Arapaho Energy, Malbex agree to merge; Malbex to raise up to $12 million@

May 26, 2009 5:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Malbex Resources Inc., a private gold exploration company led by several former executives and directors of Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX:ARU), plans a reverse takeover of Arapaho Capital Corp. (TSXV:AHO).It's expected Tim Warman would be president and chief executive of the restructured...

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Premarket roundup: Monsanto, Bank of America, APFN

May 26, 2009 5:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the premarket stories for Tuesday, May 26, from AP Financial News:HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Falling prices for an herbicide could undercut Monsanto Co., an analyst said Tuesday as he reduced his profit estimates for the developer of genetically modified crop seeds.NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America...

Swine flu alert on Australian cruise ship, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 26, 2009 5:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — About 2,000 passengers from a cruise ship that docked in Sydney have been advised to quarantine themselves for a week in their homes or hotels after at least nine cases of swine flu were confirmed on board, officials said Tuesday.The passengers disembarked on Monday after...

HL:Denison Mines strikes C$82 million bought deal financing@

May 26, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML), a Toronto-based uranium miner says it has struck a deal with a syndicate of investment dealers co-led by GMP Securities L.P. and Cormark Securities to sell 40 million common shares at C$2.05 each to raise C$82 million.The financing is slated to close June...

Opponents step up criticism of Obama health plan, US

May 26, 2009 5:38 am | by ERICA WERNER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative group that's been running ominous ads warning that President Barack Obama will institute government-run health care is expanding its campaign this week ahead of congressional action.Conservatives for Patients' Rights has produced a 30-minute documentary-style video...

HL:HudBay closes sales of stake in Lundin Mining to GMP@

May 26, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Copper and zinc miner HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) has closed its previously announced sale of a 16.7 per cent stake in Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN), to GMP Securities (TSX:GMP) for $236 million, resulting in a pretax $100-million gain."The transaction is a significant cash gain for...

PPD board raises annual dividend 20 percent, APFN

May 26, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Drug development contractor PPD Inc. said Tuesday its board of directors raised the annual dividend 20 percent, effective in the second quarter.The annual dividend was raised to 60 cents from 50 cents. The new rate, which breaks down to 15 cents per share quarterly, is valid...

Abu Dhabi and French firms to explore investments, ML

May 26, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Abu Dhabi's state-backed investment funds and a French financial company say they have signed a deal to explore joint investments in French companies.The memorandum of understanding between Mubadala Development Company and France's Fonds Strategique...

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