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A.C. Moore & Crafts names David Stern CFO

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Retailer A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Inc. said Monday it named David Stern executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 8.Stern, 42, recently served as women's retailer Coldwater Creek Inc.'s divisional vice president of financial planning and analysis. He...

After sharp rise, Oregon's jobless rate flattens, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by TIM FOUGHT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After months of sharp increases, Oregon's unemployment rate has flattened, but state officials say that may be temporary.The state Employment Department said Monday that the jobless rate for April was 12 percent, about the same as the previous month.Until April, the...

Great Plains Energy completes equity, stock offer, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Electric company Great Plains Energy Inc. said late Monday it completed an offering of equity and stock, with proceeds used to pay off debt and to cover general corporate purposes.Total proceeds were $431.8 million, after expenses and underwriting discounts.The underwriters...

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WVa gets $2M for flood-damaged bridges, highways, WV

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving West Virginia $2 million in emergency aid to repair roads and bridges damaged by this month's floods.Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday the money will help pay for debris removal and allow the state to get repair...

Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller and Sandler O'Neill + Partners

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.tweisel.com () —Thomas Weisel Partners Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG), a global growth-focused investment bank, today announced its participation in two upcoming securities industry conferences.-- The Fox-Pitt Kelton Cochran Caronia Waller Global Securities IndustryConference in New York on...

Tekelec to Present at Barclays Conference

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), the network signaling, mobile messaging and performance management company, today announced that it will present at the Barclays Capital Worldwide Wireless and Wireline Conference on Wednesday, May 27 in New York. Tekelec's president and chief executive officer, Frank...

WVa insurer names new president, WV

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The state's largest private insurer has chosen a new president, whose tenure is slated to begin July 1.Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield's board of directors elected J. Fred Earley II at a meeting on Monday.The West Virginia University graduate has been with the...

Pacific Northwest unemployment rates, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent unemployment rates in the Pacific Northwest:WASHINGTON: The state said Tuesday that April's jobless rate was 9.1 percent, the same as the revised rate for March. It's the first time in more than a year that the monthly rate hasn't gone up.OREGON: The seasonally adjusted rate for April was 12...

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Allstate to sell car insurance in Mass., MA

May 18, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — Another major company plans to begin selling auto insurance in Massachusetts.Allstate Insurance Co., the nation's second-largest auto insurer, announced Monday it has filed paperwork with the Division of Insurance to return to Massachusetts after a long absence.Allstate joins Geico...

Army captain pleads guilty in Iraq theft ring, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 12:31 pm | by MATTHEW BARAKAT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Army captain pleaded guilty Monday to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of military equipment from an Army base in Iraq and selling it to a businessman there.Elbert W. George III, 36, of Suffolk, Va., faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in...

California court revives tobacco industry lawsuit, US

May 18, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has revived a class-action lawsuit against the tobacco industry alleging its advertisements misled consumers into believing some cigarettes were less harmful than others.The 4-3 decision Monday reverses two lower court rulings that barred the...

New Version Also Includes Free NetFlow Analysis for a Single Interface

May 18, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.intermapper.com () —(http://www.dartware.com)Dartware has released InterMapper Flows 1.1, a new version of their network traffic analyzer software that integrates with InterMapper network monitoring software. "Network administrators who use HP ProCurve, Extreme Networks, Foundry/Brocade,...

Lake Co. pot grower gets 10-year sentence, CA

May 18, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who grew more than 25,000 marijuana plants along a Lake County highway has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.A prosecutor says the sentence that Judge Marilyn Patel imposed on Charles "Eddy" Lepp on Monday is the minimum sentence required under federal drug...

/ CORRECTION - Caring Ambassadors Program

May 18, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.hepcchallenge.org () —In the news release, "78% of Americans Do Not Know They Are Infected With Hepatitis C," issued earlier today by Caring Ambassadors Program, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "78% of Americans Living With Hepatitis C Do Not Know They Are...

Southwest flight attendants ratify labor contract, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — By a wide margin, flight attendants at Southwest Airlines Co. have approved a new contract that gives them annual pay raises of 3 percent and bigger retirement contributions.The Transport Workers Union, which represents the flight attendants, said Monday the contract was ratified by...

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