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New materials to help avoid charity fraud, TN

May 21, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State and federal officials have released new education materials to help consumers recognize and avoid charitable solicitation fraud.As part of "Operation False Charity," the Federal Trade Commission and 48 states — including Tennessee — have issued a new consumer alert...

SC lawmakers limit payday lending on final day, 6th Ld-Writethru, SC

May 21, 2009 12:05 am | by SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina legislators wrapped up their regular session Thursday by approving restrictions on the payday lending industry that will limit the number of loans to one at a time and track customers who incur them.Legislators called it the most significant legislation passed...

Comptroller recommends review of Project Edison, TN

May 21, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee comptroller's office has recommended a review of Project Edison following complaints by state lawmakers and employees.The $135 million project is replacing and centralizing the state's payroll administration, financial management, information technology and...

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$36 million in DOJ stimulus money to Ga., GA

May 21, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia law enforcement will receive a boost from more than $36 million in federal stimulus funds for public safety programs.Georgia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will divide the money between state and local programs. Officials say some of the cash will go to victim and...

ARM Connected Community Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 21, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Symsource Limited today announced it is a new member in the ARM(R) Connected Community, the industry's largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services.As part of the ARM Connected Community, Symsource will gain access to a full range of...

Demonstrate Best-in-Class Converged Video Delivery Solutions at ANGA Cable 2009 Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 21, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- At ANGA Cable 2009 stand H.21, Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) will feature its latest generation of digital video and HFC broadband access solutions for live or on-demand video delivery to any device-including TVs, PCs and mobile phones. Harmonic's...

BW)(CA-JAZZ-SEMICONDUCTOR)(TSEM.NASDAQ)(TSEM.TASE) Xceive Ramps Volume Production Using Jazz Semiconductor's 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS Process for Silicon Tuner in Flat Panel TVs B...

May 21, 2009 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2009-- XceiveCorporation,the market leader in hybrid silicon tuners with proven success in PC, television and the digital home, and Jazz Semiconductor(R), a Tower Group Company (NASDAQ:TSEM) (TASE:TSEM), and the leader in...

Key 10-year JGB yield rises slightly in directionless trading+

May 20, 2009 11:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — The yield on the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond closed slightly higher Thursday amid directionless trading.In interdealer trading, the yield on the No. 300, 1.5 percent issue gained 0.005 percentage point from Wednesday's close to 1.425 percent.The price of the...

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LEAD: Woman killed, another injured in attack in Akita city+

May 20, 2009 11:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AKITA, Japan, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING VICTIMS' NAMES, DETAILS)One woman was killed and another woman seriously injured after being slashed by an unidentified attacker Thursday at a lumber company's office in Akita city, police said.The attacker, believed to be a woman, fled the scene, they...

Cable & Wireless full-year profit drops 13 pct, 2nd Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 11:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — British telecommunications company Cable & Wireless PLC on Thursday reported a 13 percent drop in full-year profit, due mainly to an increase in restructuring costs.For the year ending March 31, the Britain's second-largest telecoms company had a net profit of 143 million pounds ($226...

2ND LD: Japan's tally of new-flu infections reaches 283+

May 20, 2009 11:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING)The tally of new-influenza infections in Japan continues to rise, reaching 283 on Thursday with new cases confirmed in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures mostly among high school students as well as a 7-year-old girl.A day after two 16-year-old girls in Tokyo and its...

Pacific Music Forum : le secteur musical international se tourne vers l'Asie pour trouver des consommateurs passionnes, des innovateurs numeriques et le prochain contrat musical de...

May 20, 2009 11:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONG KONG-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 21 mai 2009--Music Matters, qui propose aux secteurs mondiaux de la creation et des technologies son forum musical pour l'Asie-Pacifique, un evenement unique dans la region, beneficie a Hong Kong, en juin, d'un niveau de collaboration exceptionnel de la part de leaders...

Atlantis astronauts warily eye landing-day weather

May 20, 2009 11:25 pm | by MARCIA DUNN - AP Aerospace Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With storms threatening to delay their return to Earth, the Atlantis astronauts took a break from landing preparations Thursday to update a Senate panel on their triumphant Hubble Space Telescope repairs.The astronauts checked their ship's flight systems and monitored...

Japan stocks fall after Fed cuts economic forecast, AS

May 20, 2009 11:20 pm | by TOMOKO A. HOSAKA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Japan stocks turned lower Thursday, as a downbeat outlook from the Federal Reserve punctured optimism that had driven gains earlier this week.The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average fell 80.49 points, or 0.9 percent, to 9,264.15. The broader Topix index gained 0.6 percent to...

LEAD: Japan's tally of new-flu infections reaches 281+

May 20, 2009 11:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)The tally of new-influenza infections in Japan continues to rise, reaching 281 on Thursday with new cases confirmed in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures mostly among high school students as well as a 7-year-old girl.A day after two 16-year-old girls in Tokyo...

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