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CAW votes to accept cost-cutting deal with GM

May 25, 2009 4:37 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Auto Workers members voted 86 percent in favor of a cost-cutting deal with General Motors Corp.'s Canadian unit as the automaker bids to qualify for more government loans and assure its future in Canada.Union leader Ken Lewenza said his members had no choice but to vote for...

Neb. handing out tire recycling grants, NE

May 25, 2009 4:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state is awarding more than $2.5 million to support tire recycling and cleanup projects across Nebraska.Department of Environmental Quality Director Mike Linder says the money comes from the $1 fee that people pay on the new tires they buy in Nebraska.The department says...

no Oriente Medio esta prestes a decolar, afirma a flydubai Business Editors/Aviation Writers/Travel Writers

May 25, 2009 4:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBAI, Emirados Arabes Unidos-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 26 de Maio de 2009--Sua Alteza o Xeque Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, presidente da flydubai, inaugurou hoje uma nova era na aviacao do Oriente Medio, ao anunciar a chegada do primeiro dos cinquenta avioes Boeing 737-800 NG da flydubai.A flydubai e a...

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CAW votes to accept cost-cutting deal with GM, 7th Ld-Writethru, CN

May 25, 2009 4:11 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Auto Workers members voted 86 percent in favor of a cost-cutting deal with General Motors Canada as the automaker bids to qualify for more government loans and assure its future in Canada.Union leader Ken Lewenza said his members had no choice but to vote for the deal."They...

Tuesday, June 2, NA

May 25, 2009 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today is Tuesday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2009. There are 212 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:637 BC - Arab Muslim army vanquishes Persians at battle of Al-Qadisiyya, opening Persia to Arab conquest.1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte issues a liberal constitution in France.1851 -...

Japan's 2008 net external assets fall 10% on stronger yen+

May 25, 2009 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — The balance of Japan's net external assets amounted to 225.51 trillion yen as of the end of 2008, down 9.9 percent from a year earlier, affected largely by the strengthening yen, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.It is the first time in three years that the balance has...

HL:NB firm to announce creation of 200 jobs installing rural high-speed Internet@

May 25, 2009 3:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREDERICTON — The company contracted to expand broadband Internet coverage across New Brunswick will announce the creation of up to 200 new jobs on Tuesday.The Fredericton Gleaner is reporting that Barrett Xplore is getting a $10-million loan guarantee from the province that it will use as working...

Straus criticizes Dems over voter ID, 2nd Ld-Writethru, TX

May 25, 2009 3:35 pm | by APRIL CASTRO - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Speaker Joe Straus broke away Monday from the Democrats who lifted him to power, calling them "obstructionists" and criticizing the partisan gridlock he says they have brought to the Texas House.Straus spoke out Monday as Democrats continued a fourth straight day of...

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HL:Gov. Gen. eats slice of slaughtered seal's raw heart to show support for hunt@

May 25, 2009 3:25 pm | by Alex Panetta@Associated Press | News | Comments

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut — First she gutted it. Then she had the bleeding heart pulled out of its furry, flabby carcass. Finally, she swallowed a slice of the mammal's oozing organ.And when it was all over Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean wiped the blood of a freshly slaughtered seal off her crimson-spattered...

Peru and Japan start free-trade negotiations, LT

May 25, 2009 3:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru and Japan have launched the first round of negotiations for a planned free-trade pact as Peru's government pledges closer ties to Asia's markets.Access to markets, financial services, intellectual property rights and telecommunications, among other fields, will be negotiated...

Utah foundations hit hard by tough economy, 1st Ld-Writethru, UT

May 25, 2009 3:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — From ballet dancers to cancer research, the entities that benefit from Utah charitable foundations may soon feel the pinch of the downturned economy.Foundations have used endowment earnings to inject about $130 million a year into programs that touch the lives of nearly every...

Freescale Energizes MeteringChina Conference with Advanced Smart Metering Technology Business Editors/High-Tech Editors

May 25, 2009 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 25, 2009-- Imagine a self-healing electrical grid that is as intelligent and interactive as the Internet. Governments, service providers and system and component suppliers are collaborating to create such a robust grid by developing and implementing smart meter...

Govt announces money for green jobs, training, 4th Ld-Writethru, CO

May 25, 2009 3:05 pm | by DAN ELLIOTT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and two Cabinet secretaries unveiled national programs Tuesday to train workers for "green jobs" that make public housing more energy-efficient.Biden, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced their plans at a meeting of...

Bestfares.com - CEO Interview

May 25, 2009 2:59 pm | by Stuart VarneyAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Interview With Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn

May 25, 2009 2:59 pm | by Stuart VarneyAssociated Press | News | Comments

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