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NY auction house offers poem by a young Bob Dylan, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:35 am | by ULA ILNYTZKY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before he became famous for such tunes as "Blowin' in the Wind," Bob Dylan's social consciousness and artistry were evident in a poem he penned about a little dog who met a tragic end.Dylan was just 16 — and still going by his given name Bob Zimmerman — when he wrote "Little...

SoCal sales, median prices in April vs. year ago, CA

May 19, 2009 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home sales, median prices in April compared to a year ago in selected Southern California counties:COUNTY UNITS SOLD PERCENT CHANGE MEDIAN PRICE PERCENT CHANGEOrange 2,391 10.4 $380,000 -24.0Ventura 724 -6.1 $340,000 ...

First Office Building in Los Angeles to Receive Prestigious Gold LEED@ Certification in 'Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance' Category Business Editors/Building/Constru...

May 19, 2009 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CENTURY CITY, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Watt Plaza, a twin 23-story office tower complex encompassing 900,000 square feet in the heart of Century City, has been awarded Gold LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (EB O&M) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council,...

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Movers roundup: State Street, American Apparel, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the stock activity stories for Tuesday, May 19, from AP Financial News:NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of State Street, a bank that specializes in serving institutional investors and wealthy customers, rose as two analysts upgraded their ratings on the bank.NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of American Apparel...

Compact Size, Big Performance

May 19, 2009 10:31 am | Nook Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nook Industries  introduces its Small Diameter Ball Screw Assemblies designed for smaller footprint applications.

HL:Fierce competitor Christine Nesbitt brings detailed approach to speedskating@

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by Shi Davidi@Associated Press | News | Comments

The blueprint for Christine Nesbitt's gold medal performance at the world single distances speedskating championships can be found jotted down on a few sheets of loose leaf paper.It covers every single stride of the 1,000 metres she raced at the Richmond Olympic Oval in March, containing simple...

Cameco to resume uranium hexafluoride production, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Uranium producer Cameco Corp. said Tuesday it will resume production of uranium hexafluoride, the chemical form of uranium used for uranium enrichment, following a five-month suspension.The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, company said it will recall 25 employees who were temporarily...

Missouri prepares for 1st execution since 2005, 1st Ld-Writethru, MO

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by JIM SALTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Corrections officials on Tuesday were preparing for Missouri's first execution in nearly four years, even as attorneys for Dennis Skillicorn continued efforts to spare his life.Skillicorn, 49, was scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at the prison in Bonne...

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Recovery Advisor David Swensen Gives Exclusive TV Interview Business Editors/Entertainment Editors/Television/Advertising Writers

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- A "Great Investors" special edition of the national public television series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, premiering Friday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings), features a television exclusive with Yale University's renowned Chief Investment...

Oklahoma commission approves $1.7 billion budget, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved a $1.7 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.The budget was approved during the commission's special meeting on Tuesday. It represents an increase in spending of more than $100 million over the current fiscal...

Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award from the Compressed Gas Association Business Editors/Manufacturing Writers

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- For the fifth time in recent years, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. has been honored with the Leonard Parker Pool Safety Award for excellence in occupational safety by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The prestigious industry award was recently...

Alzheimer's Association Backs Silver Alert Proposal

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.alz.org/MANH () —The Alzheimer's Association is pushing for legislation for a Silver Alert program for Massachusetts. The proposed alert system would activate a local search effort when a person impaired with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia wanders and becomes lost.There are an...

Glass Lewis Recommends Shareholders Vote "For" All Four of Target's Director Nominees on WHITE Proxy Card Business Editors

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today welcomed the recommendation from leading independent proxy advisory firm, Glass Lewis & Co., that shareholders vote for all four of Target's nominees - Mary N. Dillon, Richard M. Kovacevich, George W. Tamke, and...

Sector roundup: Airlines, online brokerages, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the sector activity stories for Tuesday, May 19, from AP Financial News:MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Airline shares fell slightly on Tuesday after signs that fares fell even more in April than some people expected.NEW YORK (AP) — An analyst on Tuesday upgraded four online brokerage firms amid...

South Dakota's unemployment fund payouts drop, APFN

May 19, 2009 10:28 am | by CARSON WALKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — It came weeks later than expected, but South Dakota unemployment payments dropped last week because more people got seasonal jobs in the tourism and construction industries, state Labor Secretary Pam Roberts said Tuesday.Total payments were $1.2 million, down $150,000 from...

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