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Actress Maria Bello joins Haiti advisory panel

September 21, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Actress Maria Bello says she has been invited to join a Haiti advisory panel that is to help develop the quake-damaged country's economy.The star of NBC's new crime drama "Prime Suspect" will join a board of 30-plus...

Bill Barrett prices notes offering

September 21, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Natural gas and oil producer Bill Barrett Corp. said Wednesday that it priced its $400 million of 7 5/8 percent senior notes due 2019.The notes were sold to the public at par and the offering's size was boosted from the...

United Airlines eyes big spending frequent fliers

September 21, 2011 5:50 am | by JOSHUA FREED - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

United Airlines took another step on Wednesday to combine its frequent flier program with Continental's. It's boosting rewards for the most expensive tickets and adding an expiration date, which will be new for Continental...

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Turkish PM lashes out at Cyprus, Israel over oil

September 21, 2011 5:50 am | by SELCAN HACAOGLU - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Turkey's prime minister has lashed out at Cyprus and Israel for what he described as their "madness for an oil search" in the Mediterranean, the state media reported Wednesday.Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that a...

Arkansas Best CEO retiring; insider to replace him

September 21, 2011 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Trucking company Arkansas Best Corp. said Wednesday that its president and CEO, Wesley B. Kemp, will retire on Dec. 31 and be replaced by Roy M. Slagle, a senior vice president of sales and marketing.Kemp, 65, has served...

Apache to buy North Sea fields from Exxon

September 21, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apache Corp. said Wednesday it will buy oil and natural gas fields from Exxon Mobil Corp. for $1.75 billion in cash.The Houston independent energy company said the fields are in the North Sea, where much of the oil and gas...

Texas Instruments deal clears regulatory hurdles

September 21, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas Instruments' proposed $6.5 billion purchase of National Semiconductor Corp. has cleared all required regulatory reviews, the companies said Wednesday.The companies now expect the deal to close on Friday, slightly...

Bristol-Myers signs cancer drug development deal

September 21, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Wednesday it agreed to a deal with Japan's Ono Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. for expanded rights to develop a potential cancer treatment.The companies also will develop and sell the...

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South Africa miners sue Anglo American in UK

September 21, 2011 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A London law firm said Wednesday it has launched legal action in Britain's High Court against mining company Anglo American on behalf of South African miners suffering from lung disease.The Leigh Day...

Saab Gets Bankruptcy Protection

September 21, 2011 3:50 am | by LOUISE NORDSTROM - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Swedish appeals court on Wednesday approved cash-strapped car maker Saab's application for bankruptcy protection, buying the brand more time to receive desperately needed funding from Chinese investors.The Court of Appeal...

Typhoon buffets Tokyo, heads toward tsunami zone

September 21, 2011 2:50 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A powerful typhoon buffeted Tokyo with strong winds and rain Wednesday, halting trains and stranding tens of thousands of commuters as it barreled toward the tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast with its crippled nuclear...

Boeing-led Team Delivers 1st Peace Eye AEW & C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force

September 21, 2011 2:40 am | by Boeing | News | Comments

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Japanese exports rise for 1st time in 6 months

September 21, 2011 12:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese exports rose for the first time in six months, inching up 2.8 percent in August from a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday, a sign of recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disasters....

Japan Whistleblower at Highest Court

September 21, 2011 12:50 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Masaharu Hamada is among a handful of whistleblowers in Japan, a nation that has long advocated corporate loyalty and subjected outspoken employees to bizarre punishments such as assigning them closet-sized offices.The 50-...

Boeing: New Planes Designed with China in Mind

September 20, 2011 10:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top Boeing executive says China's fast growing demand for aircraft is influencing how the company designs and markets planes.Boeing's senior vice president of sales and marketing for greater China and Korea, Ihssane...

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