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HL:Inflation rate tumbles to 0.4 per cent in April; lowest in 15 years@

May 20, 2009 3:10 am | by Julian Beltrame@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Canada's annual inflation rate fell to the lowest level in almost 15 years last month as the impact of last year's sharp spike in gasoline prices continue to push overall consumer prices toward negative territory.Statistics Canada said prices overall fell in April by 0.1 per cent on a...

Berry Terminal at Detroit airport gets new life, MI

May 20, 2009 3:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The Berry Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus is getting some new life.The Detroit Free Press reports that the Wayne County Airport Authority board on Tuesday approved a plan to renovate the Berry Terminal so airport authority staff could move from Smith...

Drawdown set for Vernon Lake, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 20, 2009 3:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEESVILLE, La. (AP) — The state plans to drawdown Vernon Lake beginning June 1.The drawdown was scheduled by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Inland Fish Division, the state Department of Transportation and Development and the Vernon Parish Police Jury.The lake will be lowered to...


US says only 30 Afghan civilians died in bombing, 12th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 20, 2009 3:09 am | by FISNIK ABRASHI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — Video evidence recorded by fighter jets and the account of the ground commander suggest no more than 30 civilians were killed in a two-day battle in western Afghanistan this month, the U.S. military said Wednesday, a stark contrast with Afghan claims that 140 civilians died.The footage...

Bail hike in $413 million NY Ponzi case, US

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A defense attorney says a businessman charged with running a $413 million Ponzi scheme expects to meet his revised bail terms.U.S. District Judge Denis Hurley ruled Tuesday that Nicholas Cosmo could be released if he comes up with $1.25 million. That's $500,000 more than...

AAON Announces Boost in Dividend Payout by 13%

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —AAON, INC. (NASDAQ: AAON) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has declared an increase in the Company's semi-annual cash dividend by $0.02 to $0.18 per share (or $0.36 annually), payable on July 2, 2009 to shareholders of record on June 11, 2009.Norman...

Garmin@ with my.Garmin.comT Business Editors/Technology Editors

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLATHE, Kan.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today enhancements to, a convenient online portal that helps users manage software and map updates and displays...

Automate Financial Disclosures for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Business Editors/Health/Medical Writers/Technology Editors

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEAVERTON, Ore.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Click Commerce Research and Healthcare, the solutions company for the business of research, announced today that the University of Maryland School of Medicine will use the company's eResearch Portal software to fully automate financial disclosures...


How Nonprofits Structure and Staff for Online Success Non-Profit Writers/Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Convio, Inc., - the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations - today announced the results of a study designed to learn more about how leading nonprofit organizations structure...

Mitsubishi Plastics to sell user-friendly sludge-processing tank+

May 20, 2009 3:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. will market in June an easy-to-use tank to turn organic sludge from industrial plants into liquid using microorganisms so the waste can be disposed of without emitting as much carbon dioxide as when incinerating it, company officials said...

Pa. governor resigns as port authority chairman, PA

May 20, 2009 3:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has resigned as chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, the two-state agency that operates bridges between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.Rendell appointed his former chief of staff, John Estey, to succeed him for a five-year term.Estey, an...

REFILING: 3RD LD: Court orders ex-U.S. serviceman to pay damages over robbery-murder+

May 20, 2009 2:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YOKOHAMA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DATE AT 1ST GRAF)A Japanese court ordered a former U.S. serviceman Wednesday to pay 65 million yen (about $680,000) in compensation to relatives of a woman he killed and robbed in January 2006 in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.However, the Yokohama District...

87% of Japanese curbing private consumption amid recession: survey+

May 20, 2009 2:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — A total of 86.5 percent of Japanese workers at private-sector companies have cut back on personal expenditure amid the faltering economy, according to a survey released by a think tank Wednesday."The tendency to be thrifty is strong among people in low-income brackets," said...

Stocks slide after Fed lowers 2009 outlook, 13th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 2:56 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks erased a big early advance Wednesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its economic outlook for 2009.The central bank said it expects conditions to improve in coming months as business sales and factory production begin to recover, but it also lowered its assessment of the...

Pansy Ho mulls response to US gambling regulators, 1st Ld-Writethru, AS

May 20, 2009 2:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MACAU (AP) — Pansy Ho, daughter of Macau's most famous casino kingpin, said Wednesday she was reviewing a U.S. regulatory report calling her an "unsuitable" business partner for gambling giant MGM Mirage.MGM Mirage said in a filing Tuesday in the U.S. that New Jersey gambling regulators recommended...


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