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Nevada lawmakers vote on plan to balance budget, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:24 am | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Trying to plug a $1.1 billion hole in a nearly $7 billion budget, Nevada lawmakers began voting on key elements of a revenue plan certain to be vetoed by Gov. Jim Gibbons.The state Assembly voted 33-9 on Monday to double business license fees, from $100 to $200 a year, and...

Microorganisms Plugged Into Energy Grid

May 19, 2009 6:21 am | News | Comments

The answer to the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century may be found by thinking small, microscopic in fact. Microscopic organisms from bacteria and cyanobacteria, to fungi and microalgae, are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels that can serve as alternatives to oil, according to research presented at the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  

Indian stocks rise 0.12 pct after election rally, AS

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by ERIKA KINETZ - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's benchmark Sensex index extended its postelection rally Tuesday, closing up 0.12 percent in a day of volatile trade on hopes that the incoming government would quickly usher in pro-growth reforms.The Sensex index rose 17.82 points, or 0.12 percent, to close at 14,302.03,...

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Acorn Energy (ACFN) President and Chief Executive Officer to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

ADVISORY, May 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —Feed Information:The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.Radio Feed:An audio...

Right with A2iA DocumentReaderT Business Editors

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK & PARIS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009--A2iA (Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis), a leading provider of tools for document analysis and handwritten data extraction, announced that Britannia Hotels, the largest privately owned hotel chain in the United Kingdom, has streamlined...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange up 9.34 points to 1,072.43 at open@

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange stood at 1,072.43 up 9.34 points from Friday's close. The volume at 10 a.m. ET was at 37.54 million shares.

Corrections Corp. of America sets public offering, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prison operator Corrections Corporation of America said Tuesday it will sell $300 million in senior notes to buy outstanding debt.The timing and terms of the sale of the senior notes due 2017 are subject to market conditions and other factors, the Nashville, Tenn., company...

Obama touts plan for cleaner, more efficient cars

May 19, 2009 6:17 am | by STEVEN R. HURST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking consumers to put their money — up to $1,300 per new vehicle by 2016 — behind his plan for higher efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on their greenhouse gas emissions.In return, Obama said Tuesday in unveiling the plan,...

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MDT to cut global work force by 1,500+, MN

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. says it will reduce its global work force by 1,500 to 1,800, with about 600 of the jobs coming from the Twin Cities.Company spokesman Chuck Grothaus says that at the same time the company plans to add about 700 jobs during the fiscal year. Most...

9 injured in one-vehicle rollover in Montrose Co., CO

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether alcohol contributed to a one-vehicle crash that sent nine people to a Montrose hospital.The Colorado State Patrol says 20-year-old Jennifer Hahn was northbound in a 2004 Chevrolet pickup Saturday night when she drifted off the left side...

Ipswitch Network Management Divison Partner Program Thrives

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.whatsupgold.com () —Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management division, a developer of affordable and easy to use network management software (http://www.whatsupgold.com/?k_idPR_partner_program_0509) -- WhatsUp Gold, announces double digit revenue growth in Q1 2009 over same quarter last...

Calif. voters weigh Schwarzenegger's budget gambit, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by JUDY LIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California voters are being asked to diffuse the state's budget problems in Tuesday's special election with no guarantee that it will prevent future deficits.If voters approve the six special election ballot propositions, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the state will avoid $6...

Canadian Scientists Describe the Proposed Canadian Neutron Centre

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Canadian science community that uses the neutron beams produced by the NRU reactor in Chalk River has released its plan to replace it with a national laboratory."That the National Research Council asked us to produce our plan for the proposed Canadian Neutron Centre (CNC) shows that this is...

3D Viewing For Mobile Phones

May 19, 2009 6:16 am | News | Comments

Three-dimensional viewing has not yet made it in a big way onto our television and cinema screens. According to European researchers, the story of 3-D TV is set to be quite different with mobile devices, as the right standards and technology fall into place.  

Former NH classic auto dealer sentenced to prison, NH

May 19, 2009 6:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire classic auto dealer who admitted misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars from consignment sales has been sentenced to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay back $800,000.Stephen Lussier, part owner of Classic Cars of New England in Merrimack, pleaded...

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