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SC naval museum agrees to ask for help for ships, SC

May 20, 2009 3:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Leaders at a naval museum on the South Carolina coast have been authorized to ask state lawmakers to help pay for repairs to its warship collection.The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that the board of the Patriots Point Development Authority approved a resolution...

- Qwest Government Services' commitment in 2009 to purchase 30,000 MobiKEY devices and 30,000 TruOFFICE subscriptions to commence in second quarter and valued at approximately US$8...

May 20, 2009 3:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Route1 (http://www.route1.com/) Inc. ("Route1") (TSX VENTURE: ROI), the trusted provider of security and identity management (http://www.route1.com/mobinet/mobinet-overview.php) network solutions, today reported its 2009 first quarter financial results as at and for the three months ended March 31,...

Centamin Egypt Limited Drilling Update

May 20, 2009 3:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Centamin Egypt Limited ("Centamin" or "the Company") (TSX: CEE)(ASX: CNT)(AIM: CEY) is pleased to announce that the resource definition drilling in the northern half of Sukari Hill porphyry continues to return highly encouraging assay results, with a thick, high grade intersection of 43m @ 17g/t Au...

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Invitrogen Launches Enriched Online Retail Experience for Its Award-Winning Website Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Invitrogen, a division of Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:LIFE), today announced significant enhancements to its online store: www.invitrogen.com. These improvements simplify product selection and ordering, and further streamline laboratory...

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News from around Wisconsin at 6:28 a.m. CDT, WI

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alliant cutting more than 150 jobsMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alliant Energy is cutting more than 150 jobs and shutting down four generators at its Rock River plant as it looks for ways to reduce costs.The cuts include 125 management and nonunion employees.Alliant spokesman Rob Crain says the positions...

Files 2008 - 3rd Quarter Financial Statements Business Editors

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- OBN Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets: OBNI) today announced the filing of its 3rd Quarter 2008 financial statements. The statements show that the company increased its net worth from the previous fiscal year by nearly $5 million, resulting in a positive...

Hong Kong Mobile Operator Launches Comverse's Visual Voicemail Service Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WAKEFIELD, Mass.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Comverse today announced that 3 Hong Kong, the mobile operation of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited ("Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong") and the city's 3G leader, has launched Hong Kong's first visual voicemail service.Powered by...

Bancorp Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.17 Per Common Share Business Editors

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- S.Y. Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYBT), parent company of Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, with offices in the Louisville metropolitan area, Indianapolis and Cincinnati, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend...

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Harley drops plans for Buell plant, WI

May 20, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc. has dropped plans to build a $10 million plant for its Buell (BYOOL) Motorcycle division.Just last week, Buell announced it would lower costs by consolidating five office and factory locations into a new plant in East Troy.Harley spokeswoman Rebecca Bortner...

LEAD: Gov't goal of primary balance surplus in FY 2011 unattainable: Yosano+

May 20, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH ADDITIONAL INFO)The Japanese government's long-held goal of achieving a surplus in the primary balance during fiscal 2011 is no longer attainable, Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano said Wednesday.A surplus in the balance of expenditures and revenues,...

Deere 2Q profit tumbles 38 percent

May 20, 2009 3:33 am | by DANIEL LOVERING - AP Manufacturing Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Deere & Co. on Wednesday posted a 38 percent drop in second-quarter profit as farmers and other customers cut spending on tractors, mowers and construction equipment. The world's largest farm equipment maker slashed its profit forecast for the second time this year.Despite the...

Astronaut recalled Uncle Frank during Hubble fix

May 20, 2009 3:28 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) — Sometimes all the high-tech training is nothing compared to what Uncle Frank and a big screwdriver can teach an astronaut about removing stubborn parts, even 350 miles above Earth.During a news conference in orbit Wednesday, space shuttle Atlantis astronaut Mike Massimino credited a...

Iraq, Egypt sign energy agreement, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 20, 2009 3:28 am | by SINAN SALAHEDDIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and Egypt signed an agreement Wednesday to boost cooperation in the energy field in the latest move by the battered country to improve relations with its Arab neighbors.Iraqi Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said that under the deal, Egyptian oil companies will take part in...

China calls for upgrading of talks on FTA with Japan, S. Korea+

May 20, 2009 3:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING, May 20 (Kyodo) — China proposed to Japan on Wednesday the upgrading of research on a free trade agreement among China, Japan and South Korea from the private-sector expert level to one involving the government, a Japanese government official said.The Chinese Commerce Ministry made the...

BJ's Wholesale 1Q profit rises nearly 42 percent

May 20, 2009 3:27 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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