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Uncertainty Weighs on Children but Brings Families Closer According to Lever 2000@ Study Business Editors/Consumer Products Writers

May 26, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Families today are feeling increased stress and anxiety due to the economy, however, four-in-five (81%) parents who report feeling increased stress also say that the weakened economy has made their family closer. At the center of family...

Credential Holders on the Rise as Clients Expect More From Their Coach

May 26, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —ICF Credentialed coaches have reached a record 5,000 strong, marking an unprecedented commitment to coaching excellence and the coaching industry's highest standards.A total of 5,013 professional coaches representing 58 countries, from Argentina to Vietnam, now...

Neb. utility's CEO chairman of nuclear trade group, NE

May 26, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The chief executive of Omaha Public Power District has been elected to a leadership position within a nuclear power trade group.OPPD's Gary Gates will serve as chairman of the Nuclear Energy Institute group's board, and he will likely serve a three-year term.All the U.S....


Michigan Senate panel approves Cobo legislation, MI

May 26, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A plan aimed at keeping the North American International Auto Show in southeast Michigan is advancing in the state Legislature.The Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee approved bills Tuesday that would establish a regional authority to oversee Cobo Center in downtown Detroit....

Rimfire and Geoinformatics Announce Business Combination

May 26, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rimfire Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: RFM) ("Rimfire") and Geoinformatics Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE: GXL) ("Geoinformatics") are pleased to announce joint execution of a binding letter agreement to complete a business combination (the "Transaction"), unanimously approved by both companies'...

New Mexico gets $45.6 million in tobacco payments, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's latest share of funds from a 1998 settlement with tobacco companies amounts to $45.6 million dollars.Attorney General Gary King says the payments were sent to the state in April.His office says recent statistics show a decline of nearly 28 percent in cigarette...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange down 5.03 points to 1,091.40 at open@

May 26, 2009 6:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange stood at 1,091.40 down 5.03 points from Monday's close. The volume at 10 a.m. ET was at 35.60 million shares.

Wyo. biologists study turbines' effect on grouse, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:35 am | by MATT JOYCE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In the high-stakes game of preserving sage grouse, biologists say they're still figuring out how the birds will react to the influx of wind turbines rising up from the wide-open sagebrush plains where the birds evolved.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 months ago commenced...


Earnings Preview: Staples, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:34 am | by ASHLEY M. HEHER - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Staples Inc. reports results for the first quarter on Wednesday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion related to the period.OVERVIEW: During the first quarter Staples, the world's largest office supply retailer, made a $500 million public offering of its...

A-Power Energy names new CFO, COO, APFN

May 26, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., a China-based power equipment company, on Tuesday said it named Kin Kwong "Peter" Mak to the position of Chief Financial Officer.Mak, 48, joins A-Power from New Dragon Asia Corp., where he held the CFO position from 2004 and 2008. Currently,...

HL:Kinbauri Gold's board prepares to fend off takeover by Orvana Minerals@

May 26, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — A partial sale of the El Valle/Carles gold and copper project in Spain has been put on hold by Kinbauri Gold Corp. (TSXV:KNB) and the buyer, Glen Eagle Resources Inc. (TSXV:GER), pending resolution of a court challenge by one of Kinbauri's significant shareholders.Jaguar Financial Corp....

HL:Study suggests new payment models are not solving MD shortage for poor@

May 26, 2009 6:34 am | by Andre Picard@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Ontario's multimillion-dollar efforts to improve access to physicians have largely been successful, but there is troubling new evidence that the poorest and sickest citizens in the province have not benefited from the investments.Reeling from ever-growing waits in emergency rooms, doctors...

Now Or Never

May 26, 2009 6:33 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

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.

Court: Phone drug buys shouldn't bring extra time, US

May 26, 2009 6:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says that people who buy drugs over the telephone shouldn't get more prison time than people who buy face-to-face from dealers.The court Tuesday unanimously overturned a decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.The law makes it a felony...

US high court to decide on allowing Vioxx suits

May 26, 2009 6:13 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether shareholders can sue Merck & Co. over whether the drugmaker properly warned about the risks of its former blockbuster painkiller Vioxx before it was pulled from the market.The case could have implications for many securities...


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