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Most NJ judges agree to voluntary 2-day furloughs, US

May 20, 2009 5:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Most New Jersey state judges have agreed to voluntarily take two days off without pay to help the state close a budget shortfall.The office of Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner said Tuesday that 391 of 422 judges in the Superior Court, Appellate Division, Tax Court and...

Ohio family feud leads to dueling candy stores, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 5:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Candy makers Greg and Socrates Goumas are opening a new store and are armed with their grandfather's secret recipes, but so is their older brother — and he's moving in 100 feet away.When George Goumas returned to Ohio from Sanibel Island, Fla., to run his family's candy...

Obama's Day: Economy, mortgages, space shuttle, US

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama meets today with a group of economic advisers who normally stay out of the spotlight.The president will attend the first quarterly meeting of his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The board's presentation is expected to focus on energy and jobs.In the...

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Reports: UK to give Gurkha vets right to settle, EU

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by RAPHAEL G. SATTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government will allow all its retired Gurkha soldiers to settle in Britain, media reported on Wednesday, in an apparent about-face prompted by intense public pressure.Prime Minister Gordon Brown told lawmakers the government was working on a way "to honor our commitments to...

Ahead of the Bell: HP shares fall premarket, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Hewlett-Packard Co. stumbled in premarket trading Wednesday after the company's quarterly earnings report failed to lift spirits about the slumping personal computer market.Despite matching Wall Street's earnings and sales estimates for the quarter on Tuesday, the computer...

TransCanada to Sell North Baja Pipeline to TC PipeLines, LP

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TransCanada Corporation (TSX: TRP)(NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) today announced it has entered into an agreement to sell North Baja Pipeline, LLC (North Baja) to TC PipeLines, LP (NASDAQ: TCLP) (the Partnership). As part of the transaction an affiliate of TransCanada, TC PipeLines GP, Inc. (the General...

Minco Silver Announces Court Ruling on Sunshine Mine Lease

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Minco Silver Corporation (the "Company" or "Minco Silver") (TSX: MSV) announces that on May 15, 2009 the US Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho (the "Court") released its Memorandum of Decision on Sterling Mining Company's ("Sterling") motion to assume and cure the lease of the Sunshine Mine of...

Ahead of the Bell: Costco upgraded, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Customer traffic is rising fast at Costco Wholesale Corp. stores and the stock is a good value right now, a Credit Suisse analyst said, upgrading the wholesale club chain.Store traffic is rising at "historically high levels," said analyst Michael Exstein in a note to investors...

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Energy Solutions Announces Subscription Model for the Industry's Most Trusted Data Source for Oil and Gas State Maps and County Maps Business Editors/Energy Editors/Technology Ed...

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- P2 Energy Solutions, the leader in oil and gas information technology, announces the launch of "Tobin All Access," a new product package offering customers wide access to the industry-accepted standard in oil and gas map data on a subscription basis. For...

Brazilian president pays first visit to Turkey, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Brazil's president has arrived in Istanbul for the first ever visit to Turkey by a Brazilian head of state.Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva began his three-day visit Wednesday. Silva is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul before traveling to the Turkish...

Russian gas exports via Ukraine plunge, EU

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Transit of Russian gas bound for Europe via Ukraine plunged by 50 percent in the first fourth months of this year, largely because of a January price dispute in which Russia cut off supplies, Ukraine's Energy Ministry said Wednesday.Gazprom, Russia's state-controlled gas giant,...

Benutzergesteuerte Online Portal OnlinePlayersAssociation.com gab die Veroffentlichung der Seite in vier weiteren Sprachen bekannt

May 20, 2009 4:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20. Mai 2009-- Ein Pressesprecher von OnlinePlayersAssociation.com gab heute die Veroffentlichung der Seite in vier weiteren Sprachen bekannt: Spanisch, Franzosisch, Deutsch und Italienisch. Die Expansion des Netzwerkes des Online Casino Portals ist das Ergebnis der...

UN pleas for access to war-stranded Sri Lankans, 2nd Ld-Writethru, UN

May 20, 2009 4:56 am | by BRADLEY S. KLAPPER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations pleaded Wednesday for access to Sri Lankans believed stranded in the northeast of the country where the government says it has defeated a three-decade insurgency by the Tamil Tiger rebels.The request came a day after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked Sri Lanka's...

Ann Taylor posts 1Q loss, still tops Street view, APFN

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Women's apparel retailer Ann Taylor Stores Corp. said Wednesday it lost $2.3 million in its fiscal first quarter as sales fell on a consumer spending pullback. The loss was smaller than Wall Street had expected, however.Ann Taylor did not provide a full-year earnings forecast, but...

Target posts 13 percent drop in 1st-quarter profit

May 20, 2009 4:51 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. defended its board of directors on Wednesday while touting initiatives like expanding its grocery offerings and relaunching its store brand of basics in an attempt to satisfy its critics and reverse sagging sales.The discounter saw first-quarter earnings fall 13...

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