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Monster settles SEC backdating charges for $2.5M

May 18, 2009 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Monster Worldwide Inc., which runs the Monster job search Web site, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle federal civil charges that it secretly backdated options for its executives and employees.The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the company Monday, and it settled...

82nd Airborne holds NC event ahead of Afghan stay, 3rd Ld-Writethru, NC

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by KEVIN MAURER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Army's 82nd Airborne Division started a scaled-down version of an annual weeklong celebration Monday as much of the unit was either already overseas or preparing for a major deployment to Afghanistan.The paratroopers are replacing the 101st Airborne Division from Fort...

Enzi Honors Wyoming'S Small Businesses

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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BC-PennDOT-project-funds

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Contact: Erin Waters of PennDOT, +1-717-783-8800, or Chuck Ardo of the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor, +1-717-783-1116HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that more than $39.5 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

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May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

bc-PennDOT-project-funds 05-181/8STK3/81/8IN3/8 TRN1/8SU3/8 POL STPTO STATE AND TRANSPORTATION EDITORS:Governor Rendell Announces More Than $39.5 Million in Stimulus Funds forTransitHARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G.Rendell today announced that more than $39.5...

Tyco International spent $360K lobbying in 1Q, APFN

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diversified manufacturer Tyco International Ltd. spent $360,000 in the first quarter to lobby on federal homeland and stimulus spending and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.The Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based company also lobbied Congress in the January-March...

Dodd to face Democratic challenger in 2010, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by ANDREW MIGA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Sen. Christopher Dodd is getting a Democratic challenger.Connecticut businessman and former Air Force officer Merrick Alpert plans to launch a 2010 primary campaign against Dodd, who faces his toughest re-election in five terms. The official announcement is expected...

Epa Analysis Underestimates Costs Of Congress' Climate Change Legislation

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

xfdpr SENSENBRENNER-EPA skedPRESS RELEASEMay 18, 2009F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR.REPRESENTATIVEHOUSEEPA ANALYSIS UNDERESTIMATES COSTS OF CONGRESS' CLIMATECHANGE LEGISLATIONCQ Transcriptions, LLC1255 22nd Street N.W.Washington, D.C. 20037Transcript/Programming: Tel. 301-731-1728Sales: Tel....

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Conn. considers job-creation zone around airport, CT

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut state Senate could act this week on a proposal to create a special economic development zone in four towns bordering Bradley International Airport.The legislation would create local and state tax-relief incentives for businesses to open or expand in an...

BC-VOIS Widens Its Wheelhouse via Acquisition of Leading Web 2.0

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Quicksilver Resources sells development rights

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Quicksilver Resources Inc., a natural gas and oil producer, said Monday it agreed to sell for $280 million development rights for shale, coal bed methane and other gas on 13,000 acres in Texas, sending its shares soaring.Quicksilver Resources, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said...

Kan. school districts face cutbacks, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thousands of parents are learning how Kansas school districts will deal with large education cuts this fall after the Legislature slashed funding.The net effect of this year's legislative session was a $100 million reduction for schools for the current year and next school...

Homebuilder sentiment index jumps 2 points

May 18, 2009 10:23 am | by ALEX VEIGA - AP Real Estate Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homebuilders are growing more optimistic about the state of housing and say they see signs that the end of the housing market's three-year downward spiral may be near.The increasingly upbeat mood was reflected in an index of builders' confidence released Monday, which rose for...

YRC Worldwide shares fall; Baird keeps 'Neutral'

May 18, 2009 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. fell in Monday afternoon trading, while most other trucking companies, and the broader market, headed higher.YRC lost 11 cents, or 3.7 percent, at $2.86.Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst Jon Langenfeld kept a "Neutral" rating on the...

Sector Snap: Department stores advance

May 18, 2009 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of department stores rose on Monday as Wall Street moved higher amid better-than-expected earnings from retail chain Lowe's, the nation's second-biggest home improvement chain.Lowe's results offered hope that activity in the sluggish housing market may be picking up. The Dow...

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