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Middlesex Water Company Hosts Annual Meeting of Shareholders

May 21, 2009 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.middlesexwater.com () —"New markets, more wastewater opportunities, and investments in infrastructure and technology projects are the catalysts driving shareholder value beyond 2009," said Dennis W. Doll, President and CEO, at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held Wednesday,...

HL:Creditors OK plan to restructure Acadian Mining subsidiary ScoZinc@

May 21, 2009 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HALIFAX — Creditors have approved a court-supervised restructuring plan for ScoZinc Ltd., a Nova Scotia mine and mill operator that shut down early this year after suffering from a drop in zinc and lead prices.ScoZinc cut the Scotia Mine workforce near Gays River, N.S., to 70 from 135 in October...

Virus attacks US Marshals' computers, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 21, 2009 12:34 pm | by DEVLIN BARRETT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer virus struck the computer system at the U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday, forcing a partial shutdown of its network to keep the bug from spreading to other agencies.Officials said the problem emerged Thursday morning, and technical staff disconnected the system from...

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Gov. Crist signs Fla. economic development bills, APFN

May 21, 2009 12:34 pm | by BILL KACZOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Charlie Crist signed new laws Thursday intended to boost Florida's economy, including measures to reduce impact fees on new development and provide tax incentives for businesses to locate in low-income communities.Crist, also a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate,...

CVS Caremark spent $2M lobbying government in 1Q, APFN

May 21, 2009 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager CVS Caremark Corp. spent $2 million in the first quarter lobbying on issues related to universal health care, regulatory policy and labor laws, according to a recent disclosure form.The Woonsocket, R.I.-based company also lobbied on...

Ark. roads chief: $200M more needed each year, 1st Ld-Writethru, AR

May 21, 2009 12:34 pm | by ANDREW DeMILLO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Facing a drop in fuel consumption and tax revenue, Arkansas' highways need $200 million more annually just to maintain current conditions, the state's highways chief said Thursday.Speaking to the first meeting of a panel studying the state's highway financing, state Highway...

Granholm signs bill to delay Michigan foreclosures, MI

May 21, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Jennifer Granholm has signed legislation to give Michigan homeowners facing foreclosure a 90-day window to stay in their house and potentially work out a resolution with their lender.Granholm announced Thursday she had signed the bill. The law takes effect in 45 days so...

NY unemployment rate 7.7 percent in April, CORRECTION, NY

May 21, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent in April from 7.8 in March.But the state labor department reports that's still well above the 4.7 percent recorded in April 2008.April's rate in New York City was 8 percent — a slight drop from 8.1 percent...

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Gap's 1st-qtr profit drops almost 14 percent, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 12:23 pm | by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO - AP Retail Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. reported a first-quarter profit Thursday that narrowly beat Wall Street estimates as the clothing retailer benefited from cost-cutting and its Old Navy stores showed signs of improvement.Now, the company hopes to recharge its namesake brand with a new ad campaign debuting...

The CW's schedule for the fall TV season, US

May 21, 2009 12:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The CW's prime-time schedule for the fall:Monday8 p.m. — "Gossip Girl"9 p.m. — "One Tree Hill"Tuesday8 p.m. — "90210"9 p.m. — "Melrose Place"Wednesday8 p.m. — "America's Next Top Model"9 p.m. — "The Beautiful Life"Thursday8 p.m. — "The Vampire Diaries"9 p.m. — "Supernatural"Friday8 p.m. —...

Pacific Sunwear Announces First Quarter Earnings Results

May 21, 2009 12:14 pm | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 21, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSUN) (the "Company") today announced that net sales for the first quarter (13 weeks) of fiscal 2009 ended May 2, 2009, were $223.5 million versus net sales from continuing operations of $266.9 million for...

New Colo. law requires DNA tests in felony arrests, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CO

May 21, 2009 12:08 pm | by P. SOLOMON BANDA - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER (AP) — A woman whose daughter was raped and murdered in New Mexico says a new Colorado law requiring anyone arrested for a felony to submit a DNA sample will solve some crimes and prevent others."This is a happy day, this is a wonderful day," said Jayann Sepich, who has campaigned across the...

Gulp! Utah spends $220,000 on bottled water, APFN

May 21, 2009 12:08 pm | by BROCK VERGAKIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers slashed hundreds of millions of dollars from the state budget earlier this year, saying they had to cut worthy programs and employees to balance the budget.But as they did almost everything except check underneath office couches for spare change, lawmakers hung...

Hotel Stays Are Attainable with Summer Escapes at Conrad Hotels & Resorts and WaldorfAstoria Collection Hotels Throughout North

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009--Representing one of the most robust luxury promotions offering tremendous value to travelers this summer, participating Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels in North America are offering Summer Escapes, including a...

House panel advances global warming bill, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 12:07 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation imposing the first nationwide limits on the pollution blamed for global warming advanced in the House late Thursday, clearing a key committee despite strong Republican opposition.The Energy and Commerce Committee approved the sweeping climate bill 33-25 after...

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