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BW)(CA-CORTEX-PHARMACEUTICAL)(COR.AMEX) Cortex Receives Notice of Non-Compliance from NYSE Amex for Continued Listing Requirements Pharmaceutical Writers/Business Editors

May 22, 2009 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: COR) reported that it has received notice from the NYSE Amex LLC indicating that the company is not in compliance with certain of the Exchange's continued listing standards. Specifically, the notice indicated...

Altair Nanotechnologies announces $14M offering, APFN

May 22, 2009 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., which makes particles for paints, coatings and sensors, said Friday it plans to raise about $14 million in a registered direct offering of nearly 12 million shares at $1.17 each.Altair said it had entered into agreements with select institutional...

Neb. governor signs bill on safe-haven problems, NE

May 22, 2009 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that devotes $16 million over the next two years to address problems highlighted by the drop-off of dozens of children last year under the safe-haven law.Heineman signed the bill on Friday. It costs about $130 million less than what was...

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Utah Supreme Court to hear adoption case, 1st Ld-Writethru, UT

May 22, 2009 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court will hear arguments next month by Navajo Nation officials who want to undo a Salt Lake City couple's adoption of two children.Ricardo and Suzi Ramos adopted the children, now 3 and 9, in 2008. Two weeks after it was approved, the Navajo Nation...

Special courts aim to give veterans second chance, US

May 22, 2009 12:05 pm | by JIM SUHR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — After a high-speed back-and-forth with a driver he says nearly ran him off the road, Army Lt. Andrew Myatt was arrested by police in Illinois and accused of waving a pistol.But the 41-year-old soldier is getting help through a fledgling court program specifically for...

Hot dog sales sizzle as makers embroiled in suit

May 22, 2009 12:05 pm | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Food Industry Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hot dog sales are set to sizzle as people look for ways to eat on the cheap and the summer grilling season starts. But the scramble to be top dog in the $2.1 billion market has sent the makers of Ball Park franks and Oscar Mayer wieners to court.The lawsuit focused on advertising...

Bush criticized by former 9/11 commission member, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 12:00 pm | by PETE YOST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former member of the 9/11 Commission criticizes former President George W. Bush in a new book for not responding to pre-attack intelligence on Osama bin Laden's intentions.In "The Emperor's New Clothes: Exposing the Truth from Watergate to 9/11," Richard Ben-Veniste writes that...

Lawmakers to move $300M transportation package, 2nd Ld-Writethru, OR

May 22, 2009 12:00 pm | by RYAN KOST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After months of dealmaking, lawmakers have unanimously approved a $300 million-per-year transportation package funded through increases in the gas tax and registration, title and license plate fees.Legislators estimate the increased fees will mean the typical Oregon household...

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Nevada unemployment rate rises slightly in April, APFN

May 22, 2009 12:00 pm | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 10.6 percent, its highest level in a quarter of a century, but an analyst remained hopeful because the number of jobless residents dropped by about 100.Monthly figures released Friday by the Department of Employment,...

Obama signs law curbing surprise credit card fees, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 12:00 pm | by PHILIP ELLIOTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned overeager shoppers and greedy credit card companies alike on Friday to act responsibly as he signed into law a bill designed to protect debt-ridden consumers from surprise charges.The White House staged a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden, an...

Fitch affirms UMB Financial, subsidiary ratings

May 22, 2009 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Fitch Ratings on Friday affirmed all of the ratings for UMB Financial Corp. and its principal banking subsidiary.Fitch kept the long-term issuer default rating, or IDR, at "A'' and the short-term IDR at "F1+."The ratings are considered investment grade. The outlook remains Stable.The...

Nomination of Robert Seguin as C2C Director

May 22, 2009 11:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yves Gagnon, president of C2C Gold Corporation Inc. (the "Company" or "C2C")(TSX VENTURE: C2C), is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Robert Seguin, as director. Mr. Seguin is the managing partner of Westmount Capital since 2006. Senior Manager with over 23 years of institutional sales &...

Iowa gov. signs bill aiding dependent adults, 1st Ld-Writethru, IA

May 22, 2009 11:54 am | by MIKE GLOVER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Chet Culver signed into law a measure Friday that tightens state regulation of centers that house dependent adults, a change prompted by an eastern Iowa case in which mentally disabled men were living in a ramshackle house and working at a meatpacker for minimal...

British Airways offers 2-for-1 business seats, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 22, 2009 11:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — In another sign of the weak travel market, British Airways is offering a 2-for-1 sale on business-class seats from the United States to London.Tom Parsons, chief executive of Texas-based discount travel Web site Bestfares.com, said the per-person cost to fly business-class between New...

Iran reformists hope for high election turnout, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ML

May 22, 2009 11:54 am | by ALI AKBAR DAREINI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's reformists are hoping a high turnout in the upcoming presidential election would help them oust hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who they say pushed the country deeper into international isolation and economic trouble.The outcome of the June 12 vote may decide the...

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