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Cardiome-Merck development deal becomes effective

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER (AP) — Cardiome Pharma Corp. said Tuesday its agreement with Merck & Co. to develop a drug to treat atrial fibrillation has gone into effect without objections from federal regulators.Cardiome said a waiting period for the agreement under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act has expired. The...

Allows Instant, Remote Review of Central Blood Pressure Test Results in Clinical Trials

May 19, 2009 5:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —AtCor Medical Inc. (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor@ system, which measures central blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced the introduction of the WISDOM system, a secure data transfer and storage network that...

Maestro Appoints Mr. Allan J. Marter to Board of Directors

May 19, 2009 5:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maestro Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: MAP) ("Maestro") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Allan J. Marter to the board of directors. Mr. Marter brings with him over 30 years of experience in mining and public company management and finance.Mr. Marter is currently a director of...


HL:TSX back in rally mode as oil hits US$60; N.Y. tepid on construction data@

May 19, 2009 5:48 am | by Malcolm Morrison@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market came back from last week's steep loss to surge more than 300 points Tuesday on growing conviction that the spring rally still has momentum.The main index was helped upward by oil prices topping US$60 a barrel for the first time since November.New York equity...

Preservation group: Civil War battlefield at risk, APFN

May 19, 2009 5:47 am | by STEVE SZKOTAK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Preservation Virginia has joined a growing opposition that says a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter near the Wilderness Battlefield threatens the Civil War site where nearly 29,000 troops were killed or injured 145 years ago.The private nonprofit preservation group sided Monday...

Disappointing housing data sends stocks lower, 5th Ld, US

May 19, 2009 5:47 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpected drop in home construction is sending stocks slightly lower in early trading.Data showing that home building fell to a record low in April have dashed some hopes that the housing market has hit bottom. Many analysts see a recovery in housing from its three-year slide as...

Cold Jet to Be Exclusive Supplier of Dry Ice Blast Cleaning Systems for One of America's Largest Environmental Supply Companies

May 19, 2009 5:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Cold Jet ( , the world leader in dry ice blast cleaning ( hp) and production technology, today announced an exclusive partnership with Aramsco, one of the...

US ambassador vows to limit Afghan civilian deaths, 5th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 19, 2009 5:47 am | by FISNIK ABRASHI - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

KABUL (AP) — America's new ambassador sat cross-legged inside a mosque in western Afghanistan and told a memorial service for the victims of a recent clash between American troops and Taliban that the U.S. would work to avoid civilian casualties.The Afghan government, which contends such killings...


HL:Automakers, Obama announce mileage, pollution plan@

May 19, 2009 5:46 am | by Ken ThomasAssociated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON — U.S President Barack Obama's proposed new fuel and emission standards for cars and trucks will save billions of barrels of oil but are expected to cost consumers an extra US$1,300 per vehicle by the time the plan is complete in 2016.Obama on Tuesday planned to announce the first-ever...

South Carolina Commodities, SC

May 19, 2009 5:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina commodity prices at the state farmer's market as reported Friday by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. All prices bulk wholesale. Volume symbols: tfq supplies insufficient to quote prices, +one lot, ffew, llight, mmoderate, aample, vlvery...

HL:Sharp decline in Ont. housing starts expected in 2009 with small gain in 2010@

May 19, 2009 5:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Ontario housing starts will show a sharp decrease this year, according to the latest forecast from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.In 2008, there were 75,076 starts in the province, but that number is expected to fall to 51,325 this year and improve to 52,300 in 2010.CMHC says factors...

Coronary Stent Yields Superior Results to Taxus@ Liberte@ Stent in Pivotal Clinical Trial Health/Medical Writers

May 19, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- At six months, the NEVO(TM) Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent, incorporating RES Technology(TM), was superior to the Taxus(R) Liberte(R) Stent in reducing tissue growth within the stent that can potentially lead to repeat procedures, in new...


HL:Timminco to vigorously oppose shareholder class-action lawsuit@

May 19, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Timminco Ltd. (TSX:TIM) confirmed Tuesday that it will defend itself against a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging the company and its chief executive misled investors.The action, filed last week in Ontario Superior Court, seeks $520 million on behalf of investors who bought Timminco...

Premarket roundup: Morgan Stanley, TD Ameritrade, APFN

May 19, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the premarket stories for Monday, May 18, from AP Financial News:NEW YORK (AP) — An analyst increased his earnings estimate and price target for Morgan Stanley after discussing the bank's improved operations with management recently.CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp....

Solarfun posts 1Q loss; results beat Street, APFN

May 19, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solarfun Power Holdings Co. posted a first-quarter loss Tuesday, as customers drew down their inventories and held off on more purchases, though results easily beat Wall Street's expectations.For the period ended March 31, the Chinese company posted a net loss attributable to shareholders of 7.1...


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