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Toll policy questioned for new Fourchon bridge, LA

May 25, 2009 1:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GALLIANO, La. (AP) — Ambulances and fire trucks will be subject to tolls on a new bridge in Leeville when it opens in a month or two while police cars will cross toll-free.Firefighters, medics and members of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission say that's unfair.The $166 million bridge is part of...

Brand Name for High-Performance Cable Solutions for the Rolling Stock Industry Business Editors/Energy Editors/Manufacturing Writers

May 25, 2009 1:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- Regulatory News:Nexans (Paris:NEX), the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has launched FLAMEX(R) as the new brand name for its range of cables for the rolling stock industry. The FLAMEX range covers all the product families from power to control...

China shares rise despite possible end of IPO ban, APFN

May 25, 2009 12:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — Chinese shares rose Monday after a three-session decline, shrugging off concerns that a proposed end to a ban on initial public offerings might depress prices by flooding the market with new shares.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened down after Friday's announcement that...

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Tokyo Star Bank posts 97.5% fall in FY 2008 group net profit+

May 25, 2009 12:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 25 (Kyodo) — Tokyo Star Bank said Monday its group net profit in fiscal 2008 which ended in March plunged 97.5 percent from the previous year to 345 million yen, amid the economic recession.The second-tier regional bank based in Tokyo said the profit plunge was mainly attributable to the...

Inspirational Lecture Delivered by Dr. Ted Scambos of NSIDC Environment Writers/Education Editors

May 25, 2009 12:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TAINAN, Taiwan-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- Dr. Ted Scambos, the Lead Scientist of the USA National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) was invited by National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) to deliver an inspirational lecture on May 20, entitled "A closer look at polar ice: Formosat-2 and glacier...

German business confidence up less than expected

May 25, 2009 12:50 am | by PATRICK McGROARTY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence rose less than expected in May as sluggish demand weighed on construction and manufacturing, but the six-month outlook improved.The Munich-based Ifo institute's business climate index increased to 84.2 points in May from 83.7 points in April, it reported...

GOGL - Q1 2009 Presentation

May 25, 2009 12:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Please find enclosed the presentation of the Preliminary First Quarter 2009 Results, held in the morning on Monday May 25, 2009.http://hugin.info/135378/R/1317238/307194.pdf (http://hugin.info/135378/R/1317238/307194.pdf)Oslo, May 25, 2009This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The...

FIU students try to save religion department, FL

May 25, 2009 12:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI (AP) — Students and professors at Florida International University are campaigning to save the school's religion program.It's one of three departments slated to close to deal with a $27 million cut in state funding.Petitions, online campaigns and appeals to FIU leadership are underway to keep...

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reconfirms its status of a leading Software Services company in Central & Eastern Europe and Russia on IAOP's "2009 Global Outsourcing 100" Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 25, 2009 12:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWTOWN, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009--EPAM Systems, Inc., the leading software engineering and IT Outsourcing (ITO) provider with delivery centers in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has reconfirmed its leadership position within the region by being ranked highest among CEE's ITO firms in...

Price and Offer Ratio for Its Rights Offering Business Editors

May 25, 2009 12:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- Regulatory News:Eniro (STO:ENRO):For more information: http://info.eniro.com/en/Disclaimer.aspx?page/en/releases/09052 -01int-en.aspx Eniro is the leading directory and search company in the Nordic media market. Eniro's search database...

Study says businesses can create clean energy jobs

May 25, 2009 12:39 am | by JOHN HEILPRIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Business leaders vowed Monday to help world governments set a price on carbon, establishing a market that governments can use to cut greenhouse gases."I think we can craft some pretty clear direction," said Tony Hayward, the chief executive officer of BP PLC.That approach requires...

France: new base to fight pirates, guard oil lanes, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 25, 2009 12:39 am | by BRIAN MURPHY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Monday his nation's first military base in the Gulf is an important step in international cooperation to fight piracy and safeguard crucial oil routes.The naval station is France's first major foothold in the Gulf...

Soccer: Nakamura undecided on next step after disappointing end for Celtic+

May 25, 2009 12:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GLASGOW, Scotland, May 25 (Kyodo) — Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura on Sunday welcomed an offer from his former Japanese club Yokohama F Marinos but declined to comment on what course of action he would take for next season."It's an honor to receive an offer from any club. It feels even better...

Nigerian militants say 3 hostages freed, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AF

May 25, 2009 12:29 am | by EDWARD HARRIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Militants sabotaged major crude pipelines in Nigeria's chaotic oil region on Monday, further trimming crude production as the military widened an operation to uproot the fighters.The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said it had destroyed pipes run by Chevron...

Pakistani Taliban to Swat civilians: Come back, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 25, 2009 12:23 am | by NAHAL TOOSI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has no intention of halting its offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley, despite a pledge by militants to temporarily stop attacking security forces in the main city out of concern for trapped civilians.The Taliban also urged civilians to return...

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