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Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan honor their fallen, ML

May 25, 2009 12:32 pm | by CHELSEA J. CARTER - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

BAGHDAD (AP) — American troops on Memorial Day honored their fallen on two battlefields, one war winding down and another ramping up. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military remembered the toll so far on the troops — more than 4,900 dead — with the outcome still unclear.In Iraq, soldiers and...

PCC student makes bid to save energy, OR

May 25, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland Community College student wants to stop the waste of electricity that powers idle school computers when students and staff aren't around.Jason A. Smith, who is studying to be an electrical engineer, proposes having the computers automatically switch to standby mode...

HL:Gas prices break through $1 per litre mark as demand increases@

May 25, 2009 12:32 pm | by Lauren Krugel@Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — The average price of gasoline across Canada has risen above $1 per litre for the first time in seven months.The last time prices surpassed that threshold was the week of October 21, according to data compiled by Calgary consultant firm MJ Ervin & Associates.Jason Toews of the...

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Cogitore Resources Inc. Announces Granting of Stock Options

May 25, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cogitore Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: WOO)(the "Company") announces that it has granted 2,005,000 stock options to directors, officers, and employees to purchase common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.15 per share expiring May 24, 2014, vesting immediately.The Company has developed...

Train hits stuck van; mom, child unharmed, 8th Ld-Writethru, WI

May 25, 2009 12:32 pm | by CARRIE ANTLFINGER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A freight train smashed into a minivan stuck on railroad tracks Monday as a police officer scrambled to help a man pull his wife and child to safety.The woman and child escaped unharmed, but the officer, a 17-year-old veteran, and the 47-year-old husband were hurt, said Jim Gage,...

Chairman lifts profile, dismays environmentalists

May 25, 2009 12:27 pm | by TOM HUMPHREY - The Knoxville News Sentinel - Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On weekends, you might find the chairman of the state House Conservation and Environment Committee wading a clear, cold mountain stream with fly rod in hand.On weekdays during the current legislative session, you might find him standing before a podium with a folder in hand...

HL:TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared May 25, 2009 @

May 25, 2009 12:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (TSX-CP) — Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 25, 2009.Altagas Utility Group Inc. (TSX:AUI): $0.05. Payable Jul 15. Record Jun 30.Cml Healthcare Income Fund Trust Units (TSX:CLC.UN): $0.08927. Payable Jun...

Mass. governor to embark on summer listening tour, MA

May 25, 2009 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick plans to visit 15 state communities as part of summer-long tour aimed at learning more about how state government can do better.The governor's schedule, released Monday, starts with a town hall meeting Tuesday night in the Cape Cod town of Dennis.Patrick plans to...

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New Castle County Council to vote on budget, DE

May 25, 2009 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The New Castle County Council will vote Tuesday on an unprecedented budget.The spending plan includes a 25 percent property tax increase — the second-largest in county history. If approved, it would push the average tax bill up by about $100 to $501. It would also raise...

HL:Canadian dollar closed at 89.01 cents US, down 0.25 of a cent@

May 25, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar closed at 89.01 cents US, down 0.25 of a cent on Monday. The U.S. dollar stood at 112.35 cents Canadian, up 0.32 of a cent.Pound sterling closed C$1.7881, up 0.63 of a cent and US$1.5915, up 0.10 of a cent.The euro was worth C$1.5739, up 0.59 of a cent.Quotations...

Mexico spending $90M on celebrity ads for tourism, 1st Ld-Writethru, LT

May 25, 2009 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — If the rich, famous and pretty are returning to Mexico's beaches now that officials say the swine flu epidemic is waning, won't everyone else?That's the message of a $90 million campaign aimed at luring tourists scared off by the outbreak, which has killed at least 86 people...

Canada says deficit larger than expected, 2nd Ld-Writethru, CN

May 25, 2009 12:11 pm | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's finance minister said Monday the federal deficit will be substantially more than projected because the economic slowdown has been worse than expected.Finance Minster Jim Flaherty predicted in January a deficit in Canada for the first time in more than a decade, and said...

Memorial Day observed in ND, 3rd Ld-Writethru, ND

May 25, 2009 12:11 pm | by BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Memorial Day ceremonies in North Dakota were held in a lot of the usual places, and also one unusual one.Observances were held, as they are every year, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan, the Liberty Memorial Bridge between Bismarck and Mandan, and the All...

HL:Sirois, Belzberg chosen by BDC to oversee new Canadian venture fund@

May 25, 2009 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Charles Sirois and Brent Belzberg, two of Canada's leading venture capitalists, have been selected to oversee a new fund that will have more than $300 million to invest in promising private companies.Tandem Expansion Fund, a federal government initiative through the Business Development...

Study: Few retail clinics in poor neighborhoods, APFN

May 25, 2009 12:05 pm | by CARLA K. JOHNSON - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Walk-in retail clinics in grocery and drugstore chains can help the uninsured find health care, proponents say. But a new study suggests most retail clinics aren't in the poorest neighborhoods.Like most businesses, they go where the money is — to more affluent neighborhoods, which...

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