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Morgan Technology Media Telecom Conference 2009 Business Editors

May 19, 2009 2:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., (NYSE: ACS) today announced that Lynn Blodgett, president and chief executive officer, and Kevin Kyser, chief financial officer, will present at the J.P. Morgan Technology Media Telecom Conference 2009 in Boston,...

of Color: New Value-Added Office Products and Tools Make Printing Easier Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 19, 2009 2:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORWALK, Conn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Xerox Corporation's (NYSE: XRX) latest collection of office products and tools take multitasking to a new level - allowing customers to get more work done faster and easier than ever before. The new products range from a high-volume color...

WHO seeks swine flu vaccine help for poor nations, 12th Ld-Writethru, MED

May 19, 2009 2:03 am | by FRANK JORDANS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization urged drugmakers to reserve some of their pandemic swine flu vaccine for poor countries, but received few concrete offers as experts disclosed that an effective flu shot is still months away.The global body wants companies to donate at least 10 percent of...

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WHO: Making swine flu vaccine harder than thought, 1st Ld, MED

May 19, 2009 2:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — Making a swine flu vaccine appears to be more difficult than experts first thought, the World Health Organization acknowledged Tuesday as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan met with pharmaceutical companies.Health officials from around the world are...

Moovin On Up Keeps Finger on Pulse of Future Search Technology

May 19, 2009 1:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The search engine optimisation landscape is an ever changing environment and SEO firms who do not keep their attentions focused on this landscape run the risk of their current strategies becoming less effective and in some cases not effective at all. The only people who will suffer as a result of...

German investor confidence improves in May, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 19, 2009 1:58 am | by GEORGE FREY - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFURT (AP) — German investor confidence improved for a seventh consecutive month in May, driven by a rebound in incoming business orders and a pickup in exports, a leading indicator showed Tuesday.The ZEW index, which assesses investor confidence in Germany, rose to 31.1 points from just 13...

Nokia to lay off 170 workers worldwide

May 19, 2009 1:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off 170 workers worldwide to further cut costs as the global downturn continues to weaken demand in the mobile phone industry.The job cuts, in production and logistics for mobile devices, will not affect production employees at Nokia's mobile...

Aspiring Mass. teachers struggle in math, MA

May 19, 2009 1:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — State education officials say nearly three-quarters of the people who took the state elementary school teacher's licensing exam this year failed the new math section.According to results from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education being released Tuesday,...

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Bird-watchers flock in NJ for their World Series, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 1:48 am | by DEEPTI HAJELA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HIGH POINT STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Dawn breaks over the northwestern corner of New Jersey as birdsong punctuates the air. The quiet is broken by the rumbling of a car engine, and suddenly, the Sapsuckers are on the scene.The six members of the competitive birdwatching team jump out of the car and...

New NJ budget plan kills most property tax rebates, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 19, 2009 1:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Property tax rebates will disappear for most New Jerseyans under Gov. Jon Corzine's revised 2010 budget proposal.The updated budget, released Tuesday by Treasurer David Rousseau, keeps rebates for seniors and the disabled but eliminates them for everyone else.The move saves...

Industry Certification as a ProMover Business Editors

May 19, 2009 1:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WEST WARWICK, R.I.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Arpin Group Inc. has been officially certified as a ProMover by the industry's trade group, the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA).AMSA provides ProMover certification only after the designated company has passed a background check of...

SumTotal Enters into Amended Merger Agreement with Accel-KKR Business Editors

May 19, 2009 1:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- SumTotal(R) Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMT), the market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, today announced that it has amended its definitive merger agreement previously announced on April 24, 2009 with affiliates of...

UN chief to discuss swine flu with vaccine makers, MED

May 19, 2009 1:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the global body's top health official Margaret Chan are meeting with major pharmaceutical companies to discuss making a vaccine for the new swine flu virus.Health officials from around the world have come to the World Health Organization's annual...

Franklin Co. hospital in better financial shape, MS

May 19, 2009 1:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEADVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Franklin County Memorial Hospital has rehired some of its workers laid off in June and officials say the facility is back on solid ground financially.Sonny Dickey, the hospital's chief executive officer and mayor of Meadville, says the hospital is under new management and...

Arch in Utah national park called world's biggest, US

May 19, 2009 1:27 am | by MIKE STARK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state geologists and a group of intrepid volunteers say they've finally answered a nagging geological question: What's the longest natural arch in the world?The answer, they say, is Landscape Arch in Arches National Park in southeastern Utah.Of course, it all depends on...

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