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Russian gas exports via Ukraine plunge, EU

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Transit of Russian gas bound for Europe via Ukraine plunged by 50 percent in the first fourth months of this year, largely because of a January price dispute in which Russia cut off supplies, Ukraine's Energy Ministry said Wednesday.Gazprom, Russia's state-controlled gas giant,...

Benutzergesteuerte Online Portal OnlinePlayersAssociation.com gab die Veroffentlichung der Seite in vier weiteren Sprachen bekannt

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20. Mai 2009-- Ein Pressesprecher von OnlinePlayersAssociation.com gab heute die Veroffentlichung der Seite in vier weiteren Sprachen bekannt: Spanisch, Franzosisch, Deutsch und Italienisch. Die Expansion des Netzwerkes des Online Casino Portals ist das Ergebnis der...

UN pleas for access to war-stranded Sri Lankans, 2nd Ld-Writethru, UN

May 20, 2009 4:56 am | by BRADLEY S. KLAPPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations pleaded Wednesday for access to Sri Lankans believed stranded in the northeast of the country where the government says it has defeated a three-decade insurgency by the Tamil Tiger rebels.The request came a day after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked Sri Lanka's...

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Ann Taylor posts 1Q loss, still tops Street view, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Women's apparel retailer Ann Taylor Stores Corp. said Wednesday it lost $2.3 million in its fiscal first quarter as sales fell on a consumer spending pullback. The loss was smaller than Wall Street had expected, however.Ann Taylor did not provide a full-year earnings forecast, but...

Target posts 13 percent drop in 1st-quarter profit

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. defended its board of directors on Wednesday while touting initiatives like expanding its grocery offerings and relaunching its store brand of basics in an attempt to satisfy its critics and reverse sagging sales.The discounter saw first-quarter earnings fall 13...

Police: Kim Kardashian's shop vandalized, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a South Beach store owned by reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her sisters has been vandalized.Miami Beach Police spokeswoman Deborah Doty said Tuesday that a section of the front window of the store, Dash Miami, was scratched and the letters "GUK" were painted...

Average summer bonuses to see record 19.39% decline+

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — Summer bonuses at Japan's leading companies will mark a record 19.39 percent dive to 754,009 yen on a weighted average basis amid the global recession, the Japan Business Federation said in a survey report Wednesday.The percentage figure represents the sharpest drop since...

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May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by Harry SmithAssociated Press | News | Comments

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AMNE Reduces Over $200,000 in Liabilities

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American Green Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AMNE) is pleased to announce that it has reduced its liabilities by over $200,000 and cleared the way for a Judgment against the company to be satisfied without using any funds from the sale of its first county for $250,000 announced yesterday.The Judgment...

T.O. goes house hunting while filming reality show, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by JOHN WAWROW - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Now that he's got the key to the city, Terrell Owens' next move was a natural: Finding a place to live.With a camera crew in tow, the Bills' receiver spent Tuesday afternoon viewing two condominiums on the Buffalo waterfront as filming continued for Owens' reality television...

Brady 3Q profit falls 48 percent as sales slide, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brady Corp. said Wednesday its profit dropped 48 percent in the fiscal third quarter as sales fell in all of its markets.The company, which makes labels, signs and safety devices, said its profit dropped to $18 million, or 34 cents per share, from $34.4 million, or 63 cents per...

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May 20, 2009 4:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The rate of decline in the leading indicators' five-month average slowed to 1.1 per cent in April from 1.5 per cent in March.Statistics Canada reports both financial components increased in March, as the money supply expanded steadily while the stock market turned up.The agency says the...

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May 20, 2009 4:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — The rate of decline in the leading indicators' five-month average slowed to 1.1 per cent in April from 1.5 per cent in March. Statistics Canada reports both financial components increased in March, as the money supply expanded steadily while the stock market turned up. The agency says the...

'American Idol' winner is going to Disney World, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:46 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Allen or Adam Lambert won't just be crowned the next "American Idol" — one of them is going to Disney World.Whichever singer wins will shout the famous phrase "I'm going to Disney World!" in a commercial airing after the show's Wednesday finale. He'll also croon "When You...

Arrests in Benton Co. burned body investigation, AR

May 20, 2009 4:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas have charged a man with killing a person whose body was found in the trunk of a burned car in Benton County.Police arrested 34-year-old Jesus Santiago on a capital murder charge Tuesday. Three other people are charged with hindering...

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