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Case closed in Verizon unlisted number complaint, MD

May 21, 2009 5:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission has closed the book on a Verizon Communications slip-up that caused about 11,000 unlisted telephone numbers to be published in a Washington County directory.The (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail reported Thursday that state regulators took no...

WiNOG Partner to Host Fixed Broadband Conference at ITEXPO West 2009 in Los Angeles Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORWALK, Conn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) announced today that the company has teamed up with the Wireless Internet Service Providers Network Operators Group (WiNOG) to host a new conference track at its upcoming INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO...

Edith Wharton's Mass. estate restructures its debt, US

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts home of author Edith Wharton has agreed with creditors on a restructuring plan to reduce its debt.The estate is known as the Mount. It's near the Tanglewood summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox, a tiny town in the Berkshires.Mount trustees...

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Trading On NYSE Amex; Common Stock to Be Removed From NASDAQ OMX BX (formerly Boston Stock Exchange) Business Editors/Energy Writers

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCKVILLE, Md.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Argan, Inc. (NYSE Amex:AGX) today affirmed that its common stock continues to be traded on the NYSE Amex stock exchange which commenced on August 22, 2007. Argan's common stock will be removed from listing on NASDAQ OMX BX (formerly, the Boston Stock...

Couple withdraws money, flees after bank error, AS

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police launched an international search for two New Zealanders who allegedly took the money and ran after a bank mistakenly put 10 million New Zealand dollars ($6.1 million) into their account.The couple, who operated a gas station in the northern city of Rotorua,...

Wife of ex-Gov. Blagojevich to star on reality TV, 4th Ld-Writethru, IL

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by MIKE ROBINSONAssociated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife — best known for a foul-mouthed tirade federal investigators say they caught on tape before her husband's arrest — said Thursday that she'll help support her family by battling it out on a reality TV show with other quasi-celebrities.Patti...

Far-right anti-Israel campaign ads rankle Austria, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by VERONIKA OLEKSYN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's far-right Freedom Party is coming under fire for inflammatory newspaper campaign ads focused on Turkey and Israel ahead of next month's European elections.Critics from across the political spectrum — including the chancellor — say the ads are a crass attempt to shore up...

Lund Gold Ltd.: Blackfox Property Update

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lund Gold Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: LGD) ("Lund") is pleased to report that the Phase 1 Exploration at the Blackfox Property in Northern Ontario is complete. The Property is located approx. 225km east of Thunder Bay and approx. 70km west of the Hemlo Gold Deposit. The Property lies within an extension of...

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Britain opens its doors to all Gurkha veterans, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by RAPHAEL G. SATTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — The storied Nepalese warriors who have served Britain's military for nearly two centuries were given the automatic right Thursday to settle in Britain, gaining a hard-won victory after years of lawsuits and lobbying.The Gurkhas' fierceness has carried them through wars in the...

Subsidiary Receives Investment Certificate for the Lam Dong Wind Power Plant Business Editors/Energy Writers

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES & HANOI, Vietnam-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Cavico Corp. ("Cavico" or "the Company") (OTC BB: CVIC),a leading infrastructure development company in Vietnam, today announced that Cavico Transportation, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, received the investment certificate from...

Theft Resolution Services Provided by Identity Theft 911 to First Neighbor Bank Customers Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Identity Theft 911 (www.identitytheft911.com), America's leading identity theft resolution and education services provider, announced its partnership with First Neighbor Bank, Toledo, Ill.As part of the partnership, account holders and their...

Pa. man facing fraud charges in Texas, PA

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Lancaster man already facing federal prison time is facing additional charges of defrauding investors in Texas and Florida of $55 million.Jeffrey Bruteyn was sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in prison for making a false statement in a passport application.The 38-year-old...

Mail-in tax elections set for 2 Neb. towns, NE

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSCEOLA, Neb. (AP) — Polk County will be conducting all-mail elections for sales-tax proposals in Osceola and Stromsburg.Stromsburg officials say the 1.5 percent tax would help pay for a new water plant, a bigger fire station and fix leaks in the town swimming pool.The tax revenue from the extra...

Hot Topic shares downgraded, 3rd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Hot Topic Inc.'s guidance for the second quarter fell short, said an analyst who downgraded the stock Thursday, driving shares lower.FBR Capital Markets' Adrienne Tennant said the teen retailer's expectation of a loss between 4 cents and 6 cents per share and a mid-single-digit drop...

Chicago post office ends 24-hour counter service, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will cease round-the-clock service at its last 24-hour post office windows in the country, located in downtown Chicago.Officials with the U.S. Postal Service say they don't have enough customers to justify keeping the post office staffed all night with...

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