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Former NY Gov. Spitzer flashed temper during probe, 1st Ld-Writethru, NY

May 20, 2009 6:14 am | by VALERIE BAUMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer gave a combative interview with a state official probing a political scandal in which he insulted his interrogator, scorned Albany politicians and threatened to file disciplinary complaints, according to transcripts released Tuesday.As state...

Nev. domestic partner bill OK'd; gov. warns veto, US

May 20, 2009 6:14 am | by RACHELLE GINES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada bill giving domestic partners many of the rights and benefits the state offers to married couples is headed to the governor's desk.After Tuesday's voice vote in the Senate, the measure heads to Gov. Jim Gibbons. The Republican governor has threatened to veto it.The...

to Offer a Green Way to Purchase Fuel Business Editors/Environment Writers/Energy Writers

May 20, 2009 6:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCARBOURGH, Maine-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Integrity Marketing announced today that it is implementing a dual strategy in helping the environment by partnering with Carbonfund.org to offset its own fuel emissions and by launching the 360FuelCard.com, a commercial fuel charge card. By...

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Saudi is immune to the global financial crisis, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 20, 2009 6:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil-rich economy is immune to the global economic meltdown and the nation is pushing ahead with several key projects, said the minister of transportation Wednesday.Speaking at the Saudi-European Euromoney economic forum on the situation, Jubarah...

P Four Welcomes New Partner Jill Mastrostefano

May 20, 2009 6:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.PFour.com () —P Four, a comprehensive sales, marketing and interior merchandising firm serving residential and commercial real estate partners, is pleased to welcome Jill Mastrostefano as partner and Creative Director to lead the interior design and merchandising team. As Creative...

Asian films a powerful presence at Cannes festival, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:09 am | by JILL LAWLESS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CANNES, France (AP) — Amid the economic gloom, Asian movies are lighting up the Cannes Film Festival.Six of the 20 films competing for the top prize at this year's fest are from Asian filmmakers, offering audiences everything from troubled gay lovers to a vengeful father to a vampire priest.Palme...

HL:Canaccord cuts lead to profit of $3.7M; stock soars@

May 20, 2009 6:08 am | by Brenda Bouw@Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Investment dealer Canaccord Capital Inc. (TSX:CCI) said widespread cuts across the company helped it scrape out a profit in the most recent quarter, even though revenue fell 25 per cent.The news sent the Vancouver-based company's shares up 12 per cent Wednesday.Canaccord said it made a...

Commercial Real Estate Hurt by Credit Crunch and Weak Economy

May 20, 2009 6:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.REALTOR.org () —The general economic downturn, complicated by a severe credit crunch in commercial real estate, is dampening commercial real estate activity. In addition, a forward-looking index shows the forecast for commercial real estate sectors will remain weak for the remainder of...

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CSI Receives Funding Approval for Its First ARRA Project

May 20, 2009 6:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.csioutfitters.com () —CSI Technology Outfitters (Computer Software Innovations, Inc.) (OTCBB: CSWI) announced today that it has been awarded the contract to provide its SmartFusion@ accounting software to the Edgefield County Senior Citizen Council (ECSCC). This is the first CSI project...

Programs Highlight Educational Program at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2009 Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORWALK, Conn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has released the preliminary conference program for its upcoming INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO West 2009 (ITEXPO). Featuring a new set of conference tracks covering fixed broadband technologies, and new...

Analysis: Only Obama can nudge Netanyahu, ML

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by STEVEN GUTKIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Barack Obama will likely need to apply heavy pressure on Israel's new leader to salvage the goal of an independent state for the Palestinians.Benjamin Netanyahu showed no sign of lessening his opposition to Palestinian independence, even when Obama, standing just inches...

Caterpillar(R) Dealers Continue to Endorse TECSYS' Solutions as the De Facto Standard for Their Warehouse Operations

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TECSYS Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced today that Missouri-based Fabick CAT has selected TECSYS' EliteSeries Warehouse Management System (WMS) to streamline their parts distribution operations, become paperless and improve service to its...

BacTech Secures Project Manager for Proposed Bioleach Plant

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BacTech Mining Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE: BM) is pleased to announce that it has engaged the services of Mr. Peter Secker to be Project Manager for the Company's tailings reclamation project near Cobalt, Ontario. Mr. Secker will oversee the feasibility study for the...

HL:Cathay Forest to buy stake in biodiesel producer@

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Cathay Forest Products Corp. (TSXV:CFZ) says it will pay C$2.9 million to acquire 40 per cent of Eco-Energy China Group, a private biodiesel producer based in China's southwestern province of Guizhou.Cathay Forest, which lists its shares in Canada and has its head office in Richmond Hill,...

Onex to take control of Tropicana's Vegas casino, APFN

May 20, 2009 6:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Onex Corp. has picked up some of Tropicana Entertainment LLC's debt at a discounted rate, which will give the private equity firm control of the company's prized Las Vegas Strip property once it emerges from bankruptcy.Tropicana's reorganization plan, which was approved by a...

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