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Ceradyne to shut manufacturing plant in France, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Ceramics products manufacturer Ceradyne Inc. said Tuesday it plans to shut a manufacturing plant in France this year in response to the recession and will take a charge of between $11 million and $13 million.The Costa Mesa, Calif., company said its ESK Ceramics France...

Ohio egg market, OH

May 19, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Trade sentiment mostly steady at present levels. Cartoned egg sales light to moderate and better where featured. Loose egg trade mostly light. Supplies adequate to cover needs.Prices to retailers: sales to volume buyers, Grade A and U.S. Grade A white eggs in cartons,...

Cameco to Resume UF6 Production at Port Hope

May 19, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALL AMOUNTS ARE STATED IN CDN $ (UNLESS NOTED)Cameco Corporation (TSX: CCO) (NYSE: CCJ) announced today that it is preparing to resume uranium hexafluoride (UF6) production at its Port Hope conversion facility. Cameco has signed a new contract with its historic supplier of hydrofluoric acid (HF)...

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INDEX: Treaty, Government, Trade Agreements, Job Layoffs, Forestry And Timber, Housing And Urban Planning, Employee, Company Information, Labour, Business, Politics@

May 19, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. — Premier Danny Williams promised Tuesday to provide severance and other benefits to 800 laid-off workers at the AbitibiBowater Inc. (TSX:ABH) paper mill in central Newfoundland.Williams said the province is determined to ensure that workers affected by closure of the mill...

Bio-Rad Laboratories to offer $250M in senior debt, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HERCULES, Calif. (AP) — Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. said Tuesday it will start a private offering of $250 million in senior subordinated notes.The company said it many use the money for acquisitions. It also intends to it for other general corporate purposes and working capital. The offering is...

Nevada lawmakers vote on plan to balance budget, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:24 am | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Trying to plug a $1.1 billion hole in a nearly $7 billion budget, Nevada lawmakers began voting on key elements of a revenue plan certain to be vetoed by Gov. Jim Gibbons.The state Assembly voted 33-9 on Monday to double business license fees, from $100 to $200 a year, and...

Microorganisms Plugged Into Energy Grid

May 19, 2009 6:21 am | News | Comments

The answer to the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century may be found by thinking small, microscopic in fact. Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae, are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels that can serve as alternatives to oil, according to research presented at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  

Indian stocks rise 0.12 pct after election rally, AS

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's benchmark Sensex index extended its postelection rally Tuesday, closing up 0.12 percent in a day of volatile trade on hopes that the incoming government would quickly usher in pro-growth reforms.The Sensex index rose 17.82 points, or 0.12 percent, to close at 14,302.03,...

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Acorn Energy (ACFN) President and Chief Executive Officer to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

ADVISORY, May 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Feed Information:The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.Radio Feed:An audio...

Right with A2iA DocumentReaderT Business Editors

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK & PARIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--A2iA (Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis), a leading provider of tools for document analysis and handwritten data extraction, announced that Britannia Hotels, the largest privately owned hotel chain in the United Kingdom, has streamlined...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange up 9.34 points to 1,072.43 at open@

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange stood at 1,072.43 up 9.34 points from Friday's close. The volume at 10 a.m. ET was at 37.54 million shares.

Corrections Corp. of America sets public offering, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prison operator Corrections Corporation of America said Tuesday it will sell $300 million in senior notes to buy outstanding debt.The timing and terms of the sale of the senior notes due 2017 are subject to market conditions and other factors, the Nashville, Tenn., company...

Obama touts plan for cleaner, more efficient cars

May 19, 2009 6:17 am | by STEVEN R. HURST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking consumers to put their money — up to $1,300 per new vehicle by 2016 — behind his plan for higher efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on their greenhouse gas emissions.In return, Obama said Tuesday in unveiling the plan,...

MDT to cut global work force by 1,500+, MN

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. says it will reduce its global work force by 1,500 to 1,800, with about 600 of the jobs coming from the Twin Cities.Company spokesman Chuck Grothaus says that at the same time the company plans to add about 700 jobs during the fiscal year. Most...

9 injured in one-vehicle rollover in Montrose Co., CO

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether alcohol contributed to a one-vehicle crash that sent nine people to a Montrose hospital.The Colorado State Patrol says 20-year-old Jennifer Hahn was northbound in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup Saturday night when she drifted off the left side...

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