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Toshiba to stop making mobile phones in Japan

May 20, 2009 12:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's top chipmaker Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it will end production of mobile phones in Japan due to plummeting demand amid an economic slump.The company said its only domestic plant for mobile phones will halt operations in October. Toshiba's revenue for mobile phone business...

Key 10-year JGB yield rises slightly amid thin trading+

May 20, 2009 12:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond closed a tad higher Wednesday on thin trading amid a lack of fresh cues after data showing a record contraction in Japan's gross domestic product released in the early morning fell within market expectations.In...

BioPartnering China 1.0 und BioEco 2009-Konferenz vom 25. bis 28. Juni Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 20, 2009 12:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CRUZ, Kalifornien (USA) — (BUSINESS WIRE)--20. Mai 2009-- Die von der Technology Vision Group LLC (TVG) organisierte Konferenz BioPartnering China 1.0 (BPC) bietet zusammen mit der International Conference for Bioeconomy (BioEco) internationalen und chinesischen Biowissenschaftern vier Tagen...

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Ky. governor recruiting biotech companies, KY

May 20, 2009 12:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear is planning to use a three-day biotechnology conference in Atlanta to recruit companies to Kentucky.Beshear is attending the Biotechnology Industry Organization's international convention this week.According to a statement from Beshear's office, the governor...

Officials at Ky. tracks rally for casino gambling, 2nd Ld-Writethru, RAC

May 20, 2009 12:05 am | by JEFFREY McMURRAY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It was a perfect spring afternoon for racing at Churchill Downs, yet the paddock was filled not with horses but Kentucky racetrack executives making a plea to help their struggling industry.Using the backdrop of the Twin Spires on a day races had been canceled in a...

SC health agency: No new swine flu cases, 1st Ld-Writethru, SC

May 20, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State health officials say the swine flu virus has tapered off in South Carolina, with no new confirmed cases over the past week.But officials say surveillance will continue because of concerns the virus will return this fall.The Department of Health and Environmental Control...

Milestone Placement in Remote Respiratory Monitoring Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 20, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOULDER, Colo.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced a key milestone in the continued growth and use of the OxiNet(TM) III remote respiratory monitoring system in U.S. hospitals. With the recent system installation...

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Earn TechAmerica's Top High-Tech Innovation Awards Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 20, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009--Kofax plc (LSE:KFX), the leading provider of Intelligent Capture & Exchange solutions, today announced the company and its Chief Executive Officer earned top honors in two major categories of the 2009 TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards. Kofax...

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2ND LD: Court orders ex-U.S. serviceman to pay damages over robbery-murder+

May 19, 2009 11:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YOKOHAMA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO FROM 4TH GRAF)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 that...

Australian doctor uses household drill to save boy, AS

May 19, 2009 11:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A doctor in rural Australia used a handyman's power drill to bore a hole into the skull of a boy with a severe head injury, saving his life.Nicholas Rossi fell off his bike on Friday in the small Victoria state city of Maryborough, hitting his head on the pavement, his...

Fewer Arizonans traveling for Memorial Day weekend, 1st Ld-Writethru, AZ

May 19, 2009 11:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHOENIX (AP) — Fewer Arizonans are expected to travel during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend because of the stalled economy and housing slump.Airfares, gas prices and hotel rates are down compared to the same time last year, but AAA Arizona projects 2.5 percent fewer people will take a holiday...

Report: Spanish police arrest 17 over terror links, EU

May 19, 2009 11:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADRID (AP) — Spanish news reports say police arrested at least 17 people in the northern city of Bilbao on suspicion of helping to fund an Islamic terrorist group in north Africa.Leading Cadena SER radio said the 17, mostly Algerians and Moroccans, are believed to belong to a crime gang that used...

Experian full-year profit up 11 pct, EU

May 19, 2009 11:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — British credit agency Experian PLC said Wednesday that full-year profit rose 11 percent, helped by a cost-saving program, but remained cautious about the outlook for the current year.For the year ending March 31, the company reported a net profit of $486 million compared to $437...

Feds allow drug kingpin's wife to keep house, OR

May 19, 2009 11:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wife of convicted drug kingpin Kent Allen Jones will get to keep a house, a sport utility vehicle and a collection of baseball cards that had been seized by the federal government.Margo Jones and two adult children, Eric and Carey Jones, went to court seeking to assert...

LEAD: Tokyo stocks rise on recovery hopes despite GDP, resource shares up+

May 19, 2009 11:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: RECASTING HEADLINE AND LEAD GRAF, ADDING DETAILS AND PRICES)Tokyo stocks rose Wednesday for the second straight day despite data showing a record contraction in Japan's gross domestic product, as resource-related shares benefited from rising crude oil prices and...

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