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HL:Canadian dollar is trading at 89.81 cents US, up 0.48 of a cent at 11 a.m. ET@

May 28, 2009 7:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar traded at 89.81 cents US, up 0.48 of a cent on Thursday. The U.S. dollar was trading at C$1.1135 down 0.60 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.7776 down 1.47 cents and US$1.5964, down 0.46 of a...

Michigan expects $13M for rural transportation, 1st Ld-Writethru, MI

May 28, 2009 7:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials anticipate they soon will get about $13 million from the federal stimulus program to boost rural passenger transportation projects in the state.The state said Thursday it is...

US borrowers with good credit fuel foreclosures

May 28, 2009 7:11 am | by J.W. ELPHINSTONE - AP Real Estate Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The mortgage crisis is spreading and hitting new heights: Borrowers with good credit now make up the largest share of foreclosures as job losses and pay cuts exact their toll.A record 12 percent of homeowners...

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GameTime Chosen as Head Start Body Start Preferred Provider

May 28, 2009 7:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.gametime.com () —GameTime, the world's leading play equipment manufacturer in play design, educational curricula programs, service, and product choice, was named as a preferred provider for the Head Start Body...

Owens Corning Recognizes BNSF Railway for Service Excellence

May 28, 2009 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Owens Corning recently named BNSF Railway Company as a recipient of their 2008 Global Logistics Carrier of the Year award for an intermodal railroad.The Owens Corning Global Logistics team recognized BNSF for superior on-...

Sheriff's office should hire employment specialist, 1st Ld-Writethru, MT

May 28, 2009 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Yellowstone County sheriff's office should hire an employment specialist to ensure it complies with state employment laws, according to a review of the agency's employment practices.The review, by...

Suffering: The Hartford's Research Shows Summer Fun Often Leads To Disabling Accidents For Many Americans Business Editors/Insurance Writers

May 28, 2009 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SIMSBURY, Conn.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- As the official start of the summer approaches, many Americans are looking forward to taking vacations and having fun in the sun. But for thousands of workers this summer,...

La. House OKs hand-held cell ban for motorists, APFN

May 28, 2009 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Using a hand-held cell phone while driving should be illegal in Louisiana, punishable with a $100 fine for a first offense, under a measure approved by the Louisiana House.The 57-41 vote on Wednesday...

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Ag futures mostly higher, livestock prices mixed, US

May 28, 2009 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Agriculture futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery gained 3.75 cents to $6.295 a bushel, while July corn added 3.25 cents to $4.2925 a bushel and July...

Devils Lake voters again to decide school issue, ND

May 28, 2009 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A plan to replace a portable elementary classroom building in Devils Lake is going back to voters.School Board President Ed Brown says the blueprint for the $4 million project remains the same, but...

Delhaize Group Shareholders Approve 2008 Dividend

May 28, 2009 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 28, 2009 - Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today that during its Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting its shareholders have...

with White Oak School District to Provide Curriculum and Services to the New Oklahoma Virtual Academy Business Editors/Education Editors

May 28, 2009 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HERNDON, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) is announcing a new partnership with White Oak School District in Oklahoma. K12 (R) will be the curriculum and school services provider to the new Oklahoma...

Discover Financial shares up on 'Buy' rating, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 28, 2009 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — FBR Capital Markets late Wednesday initiated coverage of Discover Financial Services with an "Outperform," or "Buy," rating, saying the credit card company has sufficient capital to withstand higher credit...

Toyota Urges WVa Employees To Volunteer

May 28, 2009 7:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — With demand for building engines and transmissions waning, Toyota is encouraging workers at its Buffalo plant to volunteer in their community while on the clock.Since March, 42 employees have dedicated...

European markets close down despite US rally

May 28, 2009 7:04 am | by PAN PYLAS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets closed lower Thursday amid concerns about higher long-term interest rates despite a rebound on Wall Street following encouraging U.S. economic data — and hopes that General Motors Corp....

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