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HL:OMT sells Intertain Media for $172,000@

May 27, 2009 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WINNIPEG — OMT Inc. (TSXV:OMT), a Winnipeg-based provider of technology to broadcasters, says it has entered into a letter of intent to sell its Intertain Media Inc. division for $172,500.

Nord stepping down at CPSC, US

May 27, 2009 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Product Safety Commission gets a new chief, at least temporarily, next week.Acting Chair Nancy Nord plans to step down and fellow commissioner Thomas Moore will take over as acting head on June...

Review: New headsets let you shoot the breeze

May 27, 2009 11:52 am | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Bluetooth wireless headsets have become a lot better in the last few years at picking out the user's voice from noisy surroundings.But a key problem has persisted: If you're in a breezy place, it's been hard...

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Obama administration's task force

May 27, 2009 11:52 am | by THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAssociated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's auto task force was appointed three months ago to coordinate the government's restructuring efforts of General Motors and Chrysler LLC. That included lengthy negotiations with the automakers, unions...

Wash.'s only nuke power plant out during upgrade, APFN

May 27, 2009 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Energy Northwest is about halfway through a refueling outage at its nuclear plant in south-central Washington.The utility shuts down the Columbia Generating Station every two years for refueling. The...

Global Uranium Fund Inc. Announces Warrants Offering

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Global Uranium Fund Inc. (TSX: GUR) is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary prospectus relating to an offering of warrants to equity shareholders of the Company. Each shareholder will receive one warrant for...

Case delayed for South African man denied visa, 1st Ld-Writethru, MA

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by RUSSELL CONTRERAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a lawsuit involving a South African scholar who was denied a visa and barred from attending speaking engagements in the United States.The American Civil Liberties Union had sued the...

Mixed-race patients struggle to find marrow donors

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by JULIANA BARBASSA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — If Nick Glasgow were white, he would have a nearly 90 percent chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor who could cure his leukemia.But because the 28-year-old bodybuilder is one-quarter Japanese...

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HL:New auto fuel economy goal was reachable a decade ago, data shows@

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by Steve Mertl@Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — Jeff Alson was standing in the White House rose garden last week to watch President Barack Obama announce stringent new fuel economy standards for U.S. cars and light trucks.With the CEOs of major carmakers...

Elect Board Members Business Editors

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- MAXXAM Inc. (NYSE AMEX: MXM) shareholders today re-elected the Company's nominees to its Board of Directors. MAXXAM shareholders annually elect a majority of the Board of Directors....

Bankruptcy filing by GM would shake up Dow index, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by STEPHEN BERNARD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by General Motors Corp. would not only send one of America's most storied automakers into further upheaval, it would also force a shake-up in the Dow Jones industrial average.Once a...

Sunshine Products Announces Completion of Registration Statement Review and Availability of Trading in Common Shares Business Editors/Retail Writers

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PROVO, Utah-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of encapsulated herbs and vitamins, announced today that the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC...

SanDisk shares soar after Samsung deal on chips, APFN

May 27, 2009 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of SanDisk Corp. soared Wednesday after the flash memory card maker renewed a chip patent cross-licensing agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. and secured a guaranteed portion of future memory chip...

Would-be NYC candidate: Bloomberg too rich to beat, 1st Ld-Writethru, NY

May 27, 2009 11:45 am | by SARA KUGLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A Democratic congressman who backed away from the race to challenge Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that the billionaire's wealth makes it impossible to have a fair fight.Bloomberg, an independent...

Rates Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Bank Bonds 'AA-'; Outlook Stable Business Editors

May 27, 2009 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA-' rating to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's (OTA or the authority) second senior revenue bank bonds series 2006B-F corresponding to the variable rate...

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