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Hawaii gov cuts 2 percent more from state spending, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is ordering her office and other executive branch agencies to cut their spending an additional 2 percent over the next six weeks.That represents a reduction of about $36 million through June 30, the end of the current fiscal year.In a press release Monday,...

Investment lawsuit costs schools $765,000 so far, WI

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five Wisconsin school districts have already spent more than $765,000 on attorney fees as they try to retrieve money from bad investments.The school districts collectively invested $200 million in risky collateralized debt obligations. They had hoped the investments would help fund...

La. House unknowingly votes for stimulus override, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LA

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House unanimously agreed to override Gov. Bobby Jindal's rejection of $98 million in federal stimulus dollars to expand unemployment benefits. But it's unlikely most representatives even knew what they were voting for.Rep. Avon Honey, D-Baton Rouge, quietly...

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Hawaii gets environmentally friendly fed stimulus, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's four counties are due to receive more than $51 million in federal money to replace cesspools, install water mains and otherwise upgrade the state's aging water and sewer infrastructure.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday the money was set aside in the federal...

HL:Canadian dollar is trading at 86.38 cents US, up 1.57 cents at 11 a.m. ET@

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar traded at 86.38 cents US, up 1.57 cents on Tuesday. The U.S. dollar was trading at C$1.1577 down 2.14 cents.Pound sterling was at C$1.7949 up 0.59 of cent and US$1.5504, up 3.31 cents.The euro was at C$1.5753, down 1.53 cents.Quotations provided by the BMO Capital...

Dem fundraiser convicted in NY corruption trial, US

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by TOM HAYS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Democratic fundraiser has been convicted of violating campaign finance laws.A Manhattan jury convicted Norman Hsu (SHOO) on Tuesday. The case became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats.Prosecutors said the...

Shares of Invesco fall after $400M stock offering, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Invesco Ltd. fell Tuesday after an analyst wrote that the asset manager's public offering of $400 million in common stock could indicate its cash flow is tight.Invesco stock fell 97 cents, or 6.2 percent, to $14.62 in morning trading.On Monday, Invesco said it started a...

National Underwriter Company Announces Preliminary CFO Dialogues Participant List Business Editors

May 19, 2009 7:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- The National Underwriter Company (NUCO), the leading publisher of print, e-media and software products for the insurance and financial services industries, today announced the initial list of insurance industry leaders participating in the CFO Dialogues...

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NorthWestern power rates in Montana lowest in year, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy's electricity rates for Montana homeowners have dropped to the lowest level in nearly a year: 9 cents per kilowatt hour, or $72 a month for an average customer.NorthWestern spokeswoman Claudia Rapkoch says the lower rates are due to the slowing economy and...

Just in Thyme for Spring, Muffetta's Natural Hits the Shelves

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.muffettasnatural.com/ () —With Spring cleaning upon us, there couldn't be a better time for Muffetta Krueger (http://www.muffettasnatural.com/id1.html) , Founder and Owner of Muffetta's Natural, LLC (http://www.muffettasnatural.com/) , to introduce her newly-formulated line of natural...

Innovations Enable Highly Integrated Semiconductor Solutions That Lower Cost, Improve Performance

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.rfaxis.com/ () —RFaxis (http://www.rfaxis.com/) , a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, today announced that it has filed seven patents for its wireless semiconductor solutions internationally and...

Search Marketing Sets Record Quarterly Revenue Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEND, Ore.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- G5 Search Marketing, Inc. - a leader in local search, advertising and measurement solutions - today announced record-breaking quarterly revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2009."In light of the current economic climate, we feel extremely fortunate...

Dollar tumbles to multimonth lows as recovery seen, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar tumbled against the other major currencies Wednesday, touching a fresh low against the pound for the year and a 4-month low against the euro as signs of a resolution to the financial crisis drove investors to riskier investments.Equities in Europe rose, as did oil prices,...

HL:Wanted Technologies' profit grows 12-fold as revenue rises 23 per cent@

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QUEBEC CITY — Wanted Technologies Inc. (TSXV:WAN), which delivers market research and sales productivity tools, says third-quarter profit advanced 12-fold as revenue rose 23 per cent.The company said Tuesday it earned $90,086 or 0.4 of a cent during the three months ended March 31. That compared...

Tenet shares see brisk advance after upgrade

May 19, 2009 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Shares of hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Inc. climbed quickly Tuesday morning, after a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the stock to "Buy" from "Neutral."Analyst Shelley Gnall said in a research note hospital stocks and bonds have rallied at an impressive clip since March, driven by...

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