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Sprint says Palm Pre to go on sale June 6

May 19, 2009 5:10 am | by RACHEL METZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to start selling Palm Inc.'s much anticipated new smart phone, the Pre, on June 6 for $200. The device could give Palm a needed boost in sales and help Sprint stop the defection of subscribers to other wireless carriers.The price — which requires a new...

and Cavium Networks Expand Technology Collaboration with Optimized Software for ECONA Processor Family Business Editors/High-Tech Editors

May 19, 2009 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREMONT, Calif. & MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2009-- TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, and Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products, today announced the...

Principal Financial prices $750 million note offer

May 19, 2009 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Financial services provider Principal Financial Group Inc. says it priced $750 million in senior notes.Money from the senior notes will be used to refinance $441 million of existing notes due on Aug. 15. The remaining money will be used for general corporate purposes,...

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Network Security Category in Network Products Guide Award Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 19, 2009 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Rapid7, the leading provider of unified vulnerability management solutions, today announced that Rapid7 NeXpose has been selected as the winner of the Network Products Guide 2009 Best Products and Services -Readers Trust Award in the Network Security...

BW)(MN-MULTIBAND-CORPORATION)(MBND.NASDAQ) Multiband Corporation to Hold Investor Call on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. EDT (3:00 CDT; 2:00 MDT; 1:00 PDT) Business Editors

May 19, 2009 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- Multiband Corporation (NASDAQ:MBND) announced today that it will hold an investor's conference call covering the 1st quarter 2009 operating results on Thursday May 21, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.Participants may call toll free:...

TJX 1Q profit climbs 8 percent as sales improve

May 19, 2009 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — TJX Cos. said Tuesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 8 percent as budget-conscious shoppers taking advantage of bargains at its discount retail outlets helped boost sales.The operator of stores such as T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods also expects to meet or beat Wall...

Direct 'ASK' Survey Shows Active Savers Better Prepared to Weather the Storm Banking Writers/Financial Editors

May 19, 2009 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

METTAWA, Ill.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- A survey released today by online banking business HSBC Direct sheds light on 'Active Savers' - a segment of the U.S. population whose deep seated desire to save for the long-term is proving an effective approach in the economic downturn and whose...

Taylor to Lead FinReg21.com Webinar on Government's Role in Financial Crisis Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 19, 2009 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- FinReg21.com, a newly launched online resource of commentary and news on financial regulatory reform, today said it will host a live webinar on May 20th featuring Professor John B. Taylor. In the online forum, Professor Taylor will discuss the government's...

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1st Iraq census in decades skips religion details, 1st Ld-Writethru, ML

May 19, 2009 4:59 am | by SAMEER N. YACOUB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq will hold its first nationwide census in more than two decades in October, but Iraqis will not have to report which religious sect they belong to, a senior government official said Tuesday.The census form will ask about ethnicity and religion but not about a person's specific...

Captured Calif. mom released from Mich. prison, 6th Ld-Writethru, MI

May 19, 2009 4:59 am | by ED WHITE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Susan LeFevre's first prison stretch was so scary that she decided to escape 33 years ago.Now, more than a year after her capture, the woman who changed her life to become a California suburban mom is free again — and her second stint behind bars in Michigan didn't...

'Law & Order' renewed for record-tying 20th season, APFN

May 19, 2009 4:59 am | by LYNN ELBER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC is renewing "Law & Order" for a record-tying 20th season.People familiar with NBC's plans say the network is set to announce its fall schedule Tuesday and the durable crime drama will be on it. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss...

Saks posts smaller 1st-quarter loss than expected, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 4:59 am | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury retailer Saks Inc. reported a loss for the first quarter Tuesday as it struggles with the pullback in spending by its wealthy customers. Still, the results beat analysts' expectations as the chain benefited from cost cuts — sending shares up nearly 18 percent.The operator of...

Surprise drop in housing data checks market's rise

May 19, 2009 4:59 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A record low in housing construction has led investors to doubt the economy again.Stocks ended narrowly mixed in light trading Tuesday as the surprise drop in construction and a cautious outlook from retailer Home Depot Inc. pared gains in energy and utility stocks.Construction of...

Dick's Sporting Goods narrows full-year guidance, APFN

May 19, 2009 4:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. on Tuesday raised the low end of its full-year earnings guidance, but said it expects the rest of the year to continue to be tough.Excluding merger and integration costs, Dick's said it now expects to post a profit of 88 cents to $1 per share for the...

Dixie Co. brothers accused of abusing mother, 1st Ld, FL

May 19, 2009 4:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLD TOWN, Fla. (AP) — Two Dixie County men have been arrested after reportedly leaving their mother lying in filth for days.According to the Dixie County Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Jerry P. Holland and 48-year-old Donald K. Holland are facing charges of aggravated abuse and neglect of the...

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