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Schwarzenegger couldn't sell budget propositions, 4th Ld-Writethru, CA

May 19, 2009 9:20 pm | by JULIET WILLIAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pitched the measures on Tuesday's special election ballot as a short-term patch for the state's budget deficit and a long-term fix for a broken budgeting system.But in the end, even the celebrity pitchman couldn't persuade weary voters to support the...

China's foreign financial assets top $2.9 trillion, AS

May 19, 2009 9:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's foreign financial assets rose by 23 percent last year, to $2.92 trillion, as Beijing eased controls on foreign exchange dealings.China's nearly $2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves accounted for 68 percent of its overseas assets by the end of last year, the State...

LEAD: Court orders ex-U.S. serviceman to pay damages over robbery-murder+

May 19, 2009 9:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YOKOHAMA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO, 2ND LEAD TO FOLLOW)A Japanese court ordered a former U.S. serviceman to pay 65 million yen (about $680,000) in compensation to relatives of a woman he killed and robbed in January 2006.However, the Yokohama District Court dismissed the relatives' demand...


Promontory Compliance Solutions, Spezialist in Sachen Geldwaschenbekampfung, beleuchtet Risikomanagementstrategien auf bedeutender Fachtagung.

May 19, 2009 9:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20. Mai 2009-- Promontory Compliance Solutions, ein Unternehmen, das bedeutenden Finanzdienstleistern besseres Compliance-Risikomanagement durch Technologie ermoglicht, will den derzeitigen Stand von Initiativen zur Geldwaschenbekampfung auf seiner erstmaligen Tagung...

Myanmar lets diplomats visit Suu Kyi, opens trial, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 19, 2009 9:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi thanked diplomats for their support after Myanmar's military government agreed to allow them and several journalists to attend her trial.They said she seemed "spirited" and in good health and one described her courtroom appearance on...

Patient-Friendly, PillCam(R) Capsule Endoscopy Now an Essential Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool for Detecting Diseases of the GI Tract

May 19, 2009 9:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Given Imaging LTD. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced that one million PillCam@ video capsules have helped physicians evaluate patients for GI disorders since the company introduced the fundamentally new approach to examining the gastrointestinal tract in 2001. The...

INSZoom Empowers Applicants to Use Seamlessly

May 19, 2009 9:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —INSZoom, Inc., the leading immigration case management software and Solutions Company, has announced the availability of updated forms to help travelers seamlessly apply through the new government portal, newly launched is a comprehensive...

Virtual Offices Prove Just the Job for UK Small Businesses

May 19, 2009 9:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Small companies and entrepreneurs in the UK are turning to virtual offices ( as a means of significantly reducing overheads to survive and prosper during the current economic climate, says Davinci Virtual, the United States-based...


Easyspine@ Posterior Osteosynthesis System Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 19, 2009 9:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TROYES, France & AUSTIN, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009--LDR, a total spine solution company, announced they obtained approval in Japan to market their Easyspine posterior osteosynthesis system. The Easyspine system was approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on March 9,...


4TH LD: Japan economy suffers worst slump in January-March qtr+

May 19, 2009 8:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING ECONOMIST COMMENTS IN 10-12TH GRAFS)Japan's economy suffered a record contraction in the first three months of 2009, struck by weakness in both external and domestic demand amid the economic crisis, the government said Wednesday.The Japanese economy, as measured...

Kenosha council on record: No Chrysler shutdown

May 19, 2009 8:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The Kenosha City Council has unanimously passed a resolution opposing Chrysler's plan to close its engine plant in the city by the end of 2010.The resolution praises the Kenosha workers and says the plant is a vital part of the local economy, providing $43 million in wages and...

Oil hits six-month high before holiday weekend

May 19, 2009 8:31 pm | by CHRIS KAHN - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices hit a six-month high Wednesday, climbing above $62 a barrel after a government report showed a drop in U.S. oil supplies for the second straight week.Benchmark crude for July delivery rose $1.94 to settle at $62.04 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange before noon....

Melvin wins GOP nomination for Pa. Supreme Court, 4th Ld-Writethru, PA

May 19, 2009 8:31 pm | by PETER JACKSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday tapped Joan Orie Melvin to be their standard-bearer for an open seat on the state Supreme Court this fall, and both major parties settled nomination contests for the other two statewide appellate courts.With 95 percent of precincts...

3RD LD: Indonesian military plane crashes in Java, killing at least 58+

May 19, 2009 8:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JAKARTA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING WITH ADDITIONAL DETAILS)An Indonesian military plan carrying 112 people crashed Wednesday in East Java Province, killing at least 58 people on board and on the ground, military and hospital officials said.The Hercules C-130 transport plane crashed at 6:20...


Dollar falls into upper 95 yen zone on dismal U.S. housing, Japan GDP+

May 19, 2009 8:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — The U.S. dollar fell into the upper 95 yen range Wednesday morning in Tokyo on worse-than-expected U.S. housing data, while bleak Japanese gross domestic product data, which was within market expectations, also sparked dollar selling.At noon, the dollar fetched 95.60-65 yen,...


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