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AMC Entertainment reports annual loss, MO

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — AMC Entertainment Inc., the nation's second-largest theater operator, says it lost money in the recently completed fiscal year on slower ticket sales and impairment charges.The Kansas City-based company late Thursday said in a securities filing it lost $81.2 million for the...

Asahi Shimbun's net balance sinks into red in FY 2008+

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — Newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun Co. said Friday its group net balance in fiscal 2008 fell into the red with a 13.91 billion yen loss due to a range of factors, including a fall in advertising revenue and losses on sales of its shareholdings amid the global recession.In its...

Bruce Springsteen to close Giants Stadium, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen will be closing Giants Stadium.The rocker told fans at the nearby Izod Center on Thursday that he and his "wrecking crew," the E Street Band, will be the final musical act before the stadium is demolished after the 2009 football season.Three shows are...

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Extended Series

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | Murata Power Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions  has extended its UEI15, UEI30 and UEI (50/60) Series of DC/DC converters to give designers greater choice in wide input range board-mounted DC regulated power. 

HL:Indigo declares first dividend as revenue climbs four per cent, profit slides@

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by David Friend@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX:IDG) has declared its first dividend, and delivered quarterly results that show Canadians still thirst for a good book during tough economic times.The company said it would pay a cash dividend of 10 cents per share on its common shares, payable to...

Heavy fighting explodes in capital of Somalia, 4th Ld-Writethru, AF

May 22, 2009 6:34 am | by MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hundreds of government soldiers attacked Islamic insurgents across the Somali capital amid heavy artillery shelling Friday, battling along streets strewn with bodies as they tried to regain lost ground.The U.N.-backed government, which held just a few blocks of Mogadishu...

Nevada unemployment rises slightly in April, 1st Ld-Writethru, NV

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by BRENDAN RILEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The state's unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 10.6 percent, its highest level in a quarter of a century, but an analyst remained hopeful because the number of jobless Nevadans dropped by about 100.Monthly figures released Friday by the Department of Employment,...

Canadian warship helps US vessel evade pirates

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Canadian Navy said Friday that one of its warships helped a U.S.-flagged container vessel evade pirates off the coast of Somalia.Spokesman Michael McWhinnie did not give further details of the Friday morning incident involving the warship HCMS Winnipeg.He said the...

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Sale of La. Pilgrim's Pride plant complete, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sale of the closed Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant in Farmerville to California-based Foster Farms has been completed.Foster Farms agreed to buy the plant for $80 million. the state will contribute $50 million — half of the purchase price, plus another $10...

Cephalon underwriters buy $65 million in notes, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRAZER, Pa. (AP) — Cephalon Inc. said on Friday that the underwriters of its $435 million offering of notes bought an additional $65 million worth of notes.The biopharmaceutical company said the additional notes are convertible prior to maturity into cash and shares at $69 per common share. That...

Fla. jobless rate eases in April to 9.6 percent, 3rd Ld-Writethru, FL

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by BILL KACZOR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It may be only a glimmer of hope, but Florida received at least a little bit of good economic news for a change Friday when state officials announced the state's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April.Florida's jobless rate last month was 9.6 percent, two-tenths of a...

Japan to begin research on use of GPS for crime prevention+

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — The Justice Ministry said Friday it will begin research on how other countries employ satellite-based global positioning systems to locate people who have been released from prison and to see if such systems are effective in preventing reoffending.Ministry officials said...

Vick meets probation officer at Va. courthouse, 8th Ld-Writethru, FBN

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by LARRY O'DELL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Michael Vick met with probation officials Friday for the second time in the two days he's been home from prison, and prepared to begin a $10-an-hour construction job after the holiday weekend.Wearing jeans, a light blue shirt and navy blue blazer, the former Atlanta Falcons star...

California gets stimulus money for water projects, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:33 am | by NOAKI SCHWARTZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding California nearly $440 million in stimulus money to fund water projects around the state.The state Water Resources Control Board would get $280 million and the California Department of Public Health $159 million, largely to...

Where’s The Grill? I’m Ready For The Weekend

May 22, 2009 6:27 am | by Johnny Quickparts | Blogs | Comments

You see, I am a bit of a GrillMaster, so the summer weather means one word to me….cookouts!   Barbecuing meat on my grill gives me a sense of satisfaction that can only be matched by few other activities. The smell of searing pork, beef, chicken or even burgers and hot dogs puts me in a trance. Even now just thinking of the aroma gets me daydreaming about my backyard and a juicy steak on the grill.

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