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Analyst impressed with new Las Vegas Sands casino, APFN

May 28, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A JPMorgan analyst said Thursday that he is impressed with the size and crowd volume at Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s new casino in Bethlehem, Pa.Analyst Joseph Greff met with the casino's property and corporate...

Lawsuit: Ala. coal firm funded Colombian terror, AL

May 28, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a Birmingham-based coal company accusing it of funding a paramilitary group in Colombia that allegedly killed 67 people in a reign of terror.The suit, filed Thursday...

Suburb delivers plans to lure GM HQ from Detroit, MI

May 28, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit mayor has delivered proposals to lure General Motors Corp.'s headquarters from downtown Detroit to the automaker's Warren Tech Center that includes 30-year tax abatements.Warren Mayor Jim...

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HL:NEB predicts consumers to benefit from lower energy prices@

May 28, 2009 8:26 am | by Lauren Krugel@Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Canadian motorists can expect the price of gasoline to hover in its current range throughout the summer, the National Energy Board predicts in its latest energy outlook released Thursday.Pump prices are to a large...

Senior State Dept. official to visit Singapore, Japan+

May 28, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Kyodo) — Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg will travel to Singapore and Japan from this week to next, the State Department said Thursday.During his stay in Singapore from Friday to Sunday, he will...

URS shares fall as analyst downgrades company, APFN

May 28, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shares URS Corp. fell Thursday as an analyst downgraded the engineering services company, saying he sees only a nominal increase beyond his price target.Goldman Sachs' Joe Ritchie downgraded the San...

Wis. budget panel finalizes plan to close deficit, 3rd Ld-Writethru, WI

May 28, 2009 8:26 am | by SCOTT BAUER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle and other Democrats are adamant that their state budget proposal won't hurt middle class taxpayers. But don't tell that to cell phone users, smokers and property owners.Taxes and fees on...

HL:Drugmaker Biovail plans to sell more unproductive assets, CEO says@

May 28, 2009 8:25 am | by David Friend@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Biovail Corp. (TSX:BVF) chief executive Bill Wells says the company plans to sell of some of its unproductive assets this year while scouring the market for new development opportunities.He told shareholders at the...

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Devon Energy to merge divisions, cut up to 75 jobs, APFN

May 28, 2009 8:25 am | by DEBORAH JIAN LEE - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Independent oil and gas producer Devon Energy Corp. on Thursday said it plans to combine its international and gulf divisions into one offshore division, a measure that could result the elimination of up...

Genesco falls to 1st-quarter loss on charges, APFN

May 28, 2009 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Genesco Inc., which sells shoes and hats at mall stores, said Thursday it flipped to a loss in its fiscal first quarter on charges including costs of converting debt to stock.But the company posted a...

Assigns 'AA+' to Financial Security Assurance Insured Issues; Watch Negative Business Editors

May 28, 2009 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Fitch Ratings assigned an 'AA+' on Rating Watch Negative to the following Financial Security Assurance, Inc. insured issues on May 27, 2009.Spencer-Van Etten Central School...

Showcased on "The Economic Report" Television Show Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers

May 28, 2009 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIAMI-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Sirtex, a leading developer of targeted and innovative cancer therapies, will be featured on an upcoming episode of "The Economic Report" as part of the show's Medical Innovations for...

OPEC oil cartel keeps output steady

May 28, 2009 8:20 am | by GEORGE JAHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers on Thursday avoided the temptation to cut crude production and trample on the seedlings of economic recovery. Instead, they bet on prices floating higher as the recession eases and demand for...

Pennsylvania lost $130M in British firm's collapse, 3rd Ld-Writethru, PA

May 28, 2009 8:20 am | by MARK SCOLFORO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's cash-strapped government has taken another hit with the Treasury Department's revelation that the state lost $133 million last year when a London-based financial services firm went belly...

For May 28, 2009, CBS

May 28, 2009 8:20 am | by Claire LekaAssociated Press | News | Comments

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