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Baltimore Co. to install cameras at parks, MD

May 26, 2009 1:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore County Council has authorized $600,000 to install 24-hour video surveillance cameras at five regional parks and athletic fields that have frequently been the targets of vandals.Recreation and parks Director Robert Barrett says the county has invested too much to let...

Make-or-break week for GM as deadline nears

May 26, 2009 1:28 am | by EMILY FREDRIX - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The clock is ticking on a June 1 deadline for General Motors Corp. to restructure, and this make-or-break week is expected to bring more plant closures, employee concessions and other last-minute efforts.Without changes, the federal government has said, the Detroit-based automaker...

Pelosi calls for US-Chinese climate cooperation, AS

May 26, 2009 1:23 am | by JOE McDONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a frequent, fierce critic of China, called for U.S.-Chinese cooperation to fight climate change in a speech Tuesday that skirted human rights and other contentious issues.Pelosi's comments to an audience of Chinese and American officials and...

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CABL wants to ease 2009 college cuts, LA

May 26, 2009 1:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A nonpartisan policy group says legislators and the governor should trim state higher education spending for the coming fiscal year by only 7.5 percent, instead of the 15 percent cut now planned.The Council for a Better Louisiana also says the state should consider several...

Discover@ Small Business WatchSM: Small Business Economic Confidence Drops Sharply after 3-Month Climb Business Editors/Financial Editors

May 26, 2009 1:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RIVERWOODS, Ill.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- After reaching its highest level in 14 months, the economic confidence among small business owners fell in May as owners reported cash flow concerns and expect to cut back on business development spending, according to the latest Discover(R) Small...

Company's President Describes How Carbon Sciences Is Able to Convert Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Portable Fuels

May 26, 2009 1:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Carbon Sciences Inc. (http://www.carbonsciences.com/01/index.php) (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into gasoline and other fuels, today announced that Fox Business News featured the company during its May 21 broadcast in a segment...

China says it is not a center for fake drugs, AS

May 26, 2009 12:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China has been unfairly branded a center of fake drugs, an official with the country's drug watchdog said Tuesday, blaming instead some overseas companies that source their raw materials through illegal suppliers.China's pharmaceutical industry is lucrative but poorly regulated....

Dollar down to mid-94 yen after rising on N. Korean nuclear news+

May 26, 2009 12:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 26 (Kyodo) — The U.S. dollar briefly fell to the mid-94 yen zone on Tuesday in Tokyo as investors locked in profits following dollar buying the previous day on North Korea's announcement of its nuclear test.At 5 p.m., the dollar fetched 94.65-67 yen compared with Monday's 5 p.m. quotes...

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China shares fall on property tax, liquidity fears, AS

May 26, 2009 12:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — China stocks fell Tuesday, led by property shares, as investors fretted over rumors authorities might impose new taxes and tighter credit.The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped 26.44 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,588.57. The Shenzhen Composite Index for China's second...

Sarkozy opens France's first Gulf military base, 5th Ld-Writethru, ML

May 26, 2009 12:52 am | by BRIAN MURPHY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy opened his nation's first military base in the Gulf Tuesday, boosting the naval presence along strategic oil routes and in pirate-infested waters off the Somali coast.The new naval base outside the United Arab Emirates'...

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Norse Energy Corp ASA: NEC - Annual Information Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 26, 2009 12:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OSLO, Norway-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Regulatory News:Issuers of listed transferable securities are, according to the Securities Trading Act section 5-11, required to provide Oslo Stock Exchange with a document listing of all relevant information made available to the public over the...

Euro falls against dollar to $1.3920, EU

May 26, 2009 12:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN (AP) — The euro fell Tuesday as Germany confirmed that its economy contracted by a record 3.8 percent in the first quarter.The 16-nation euro bought $1.3920 in morning European trading, down from $1.3994 on Monday.Confirming data first released May 15, the Federal Statistical Office said the...

Mexico, US, Canada announce swine flu deaths, 1st Ld-Writethru, MED

May 26, 2009 12:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Mexico announced three more swine flu deaths and the United States and Canada one more death each as the world's largest vaccine maker signed a deal with the United States to produce a swine flu vaccine.The World Health Organization says at least 46 countries have...

Top Wyoming steer falls in cheating investigation, US

May 26, 2009 12:47 am | by MEAD GRUVER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A steer named Pete had a short but comfortable life on his way to a prize at the Wyoming State Fair. He lived out of the summer heat in a temperature-controlled barn, was bathed every day and ate specially formulated feed.But two weeks later, he was slaughtered and dissected...

in India Business Editors

May 26, 2009 12:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Regulatory News:One of the world's largest underground crude oil storage facilities is set for construction on the west coast of India. Sweco's (STO:SWECA) (STO:SWECB) consulting engineers have been chosen for advisory services and planning of...

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