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HL:Politicians must adapt to 'new normal' in economy: Scotiabank CEO@

May 28, 2009 7:44 am | by Gary Norris@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The economy is on the brink of recovery if politicians don't botch the transition to a "new normal," the chief executive of the Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS) said Thursday."I believe we are on the cusp of reaching...

DuPont CEO touts innovation, stresses cost control, APFN

May 28, 2009 7:44 am | by ERNEST SCHEYDER - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — DuPont Chief Executive Ellen Kullman — in one of her first public appearances since taking the company's reins in January — affirmed her commitment Thursday to cutting costs and boosting sales amid the...

Texas Senate moves to pass key insurance reforms, APFN

May 28, 2009 7:39 am | by JAY ROOT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hoping to avoid a special legislative session this summer, the Texas Senate passed legislation that would restore the state's depleted windstorm insurance fund.Gov. Rick Perry has warned he could call a...

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Texas Senate passes small business tax cut measure, APFN

May 28, 2009 7:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Small businesses would get a $172 million tax cut over the next two years under legislation that has passed the Texas Senate.Under current law, companies making less than $300,000 in annual revenue are...

Frontline 1Q down but beats estimates, APFN

May 28, 2009 7:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Frontline Ltd., which owns and operates one of the world's largest fleet of crude oil tankers, on Thursday said its first-quarter profit declined 65 percent but still beat expectations.Quarterly earnings fell...

Bing it on: Microsoft overhauls search, again

May 28, 2009 7:32 am | by JESSICA MINTZ - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a redesigned search site in the coming days and hopes it will lure more Web surfers than the two most recent incarnations, Live Search and MSN Search.The new site, Bing, adds...

HL:Pine Cliff Energy turns focus on Canadian markets; posts wider Q1 loss@

May 28, 2009 7:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Pine Cliff Energy Ltd. (TSXV:PNE) said Thursday it will turn its focus on the domestic market after reporting a wider loss during the first quarter.The junior oil and gas company said Thursday the new direction was...

Va. AG candidate seeks probe of 'robo-calls', 1st Ld-Writethru, VA

May 28, 2009 7:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican attorney general candidate John Brownlee's campaign says it will seek an investigation of automated phone calls attacking Brownlee.Brownlee's campaign says the calls were made to delegates...

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Mich. gov. candidates debate at Mackinac Island, 2nd Ld-Writethru, MI

May 28, 2009 7:32 am | by JOHN FLESHER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Attorney General Mike Cox said Thursday he would pledge not to raise taxes if elected governor, a position that put him at odds with three other Republican hopefuls in the early stages of the...

HL:Black co-defendant John Boultbee granted bail pending Supreme Court decision@

May 28, 2009 7:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Conrad Black co-defendant John Boultbee will be released from jail after a Chicago court agreed to his request to be freed pending the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court appeal.Judge Amy St. Eve has granted a motion...

State Chrysler dealers file legal objection, WI

May 28, 2009 7:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Some Chrysler dealers in Wisconsin have filed an objection in federal bankruptcy court in New York claiming they are entitled to damages if their franchise agreements are terminated.The motion by 13 state...

Bob Hope honored on new postage stamp, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 28, 2009 7:32 am | by RANDOLPH E. SCHMID - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Hope is making one more appearance with the troops.The comedian famed for his tireless travel to entertain American servicemen and women around the world is being honored with a 44-cent postage stamp...

DigitalGlobe IPO Shows Where Space 2.0 Can Go Business Editors

May 28, 2009 7:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GOLDEN, Colo.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- The 8th Continent Project congratulates founding sponsor DigitalGlobe, whose IPO debuted May 14 on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading under the ticker symbol DGI, the remote...

Moxee company recycles pesticide containers, 1st Ld-Writethru, WA

May 28, 2009 7:26 am | by ROSS A. COURTNEYAssociated Press | News | Comments

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — Out on the farmland, those plastic containers used to ship and hold pesticides can really pile up.Take Matt Sealock, who makes his living spraying pesticides and other chemicals for farmers. He...

HP chief cautious about return of pent-up demand

May 28, 2009 7:25 am | by JORDAN ROBERTSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — While other big technology vendors have said they have seen demand bottom out and show signs of recovery, Hewlett-Packard Co. has stayed cautious, warning it is too soon to tell when its business...

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