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Tyson shares rise on upgrade, higher estimates, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shares of Tyson Foods Inc. advanced on Wednesday as analysts raised their ratings and estimates for the meat maker, saying signs are pointing to an improving chicken industry.The Springdale, Ark.-based maker of chicken, beef and pork saw its stock gain 46 cents, or 3.5 percent, to...

Acropolis treasures on display for €1, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:27 am | by NICHOLAS PAPHITIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A month before the lavish opening ceremony for the new Acropolis Museum, Greek officials are keeping quiet on the details — other than the nearly €3 million ($4.1 million) price tag.But in a bid to boost visitor numbers in hard economic times, Culture Minister Andonis Samaras...

Maine House OKs bill for more game-hunting parks, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has given initial approval to a bill that would allow two more game-hunting parks, which would be located in counties that don't have them now.The bill was approved Wednesday after a debate in which supporters said the expansion will promote economic...

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Senator: KBR received $83 million in bonuses, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 8:27 am | by KIMBERLY HEFLING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military contractor KBR Inc. was paid $83.4 million in bonuses for electrical work in Iraq — much of it after the military's contract management agency recognized the contractor was doing shoddy electrical work, a senator said Wednesday.Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said he learned...

GM Canada telling its dealers who loses franchises, 2nd Ld-Writethru, CN

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — General Motors Canada is telling almost 250 dealers they will lose their franchises next year as the automaker thins dealer ranks to make the remaining outlets more profitable.GM Canada said Wednesday that is telling some dealers that their sales and services agreements won't be...

ACE Limited raises quarterly dividend by 7 percent, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Property and casualty insurance company ACE Limited said Wednesday shareholders at the company's annual meeting in Switzerland have approved an increase in its quarterly dividend by 7 percent to 31 cents.The annual dividend works out to $1.24 and is payable in four installments — one per quarter....

NH Senate passes ban on texting while driving, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by NORMA LOVE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Senate sent a bill to the governor Wednesday that would ban text messaging and typing on laptop computers or other electronic devices while driving.Gov. John Lynch has not said whether he would sign it.The Senate passed the bill on a voice vote without debate a...

Assessing The Trade-In Value Of Our Small Businesses

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

It’s rare that I’ll offer my condolences to the politically tunnel-visioned, but I feel obligated to do so for Dianne Feinstein, a democratic senator from California. Senator Feinstein, who authored the original Cash for Clunkers bill, has seen her solution for controlling auto emissions transition into another plot to help those who simply refused to help themselves

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Melanie Lee, Executive Vice President UCB, President UCB NewMedicines will leave UCB at the end of August 2009

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

press release regulated information - UCB announced today that Dr. Melanie Lee, Executive Vice President UCB and President UCB NewMedicines will leave UCB at the end of August 2009 and pursue other interests. Upon her departure from UCB, Melanie Lee will join the Scientific Advisory Board of UCB."I...

Arian Silver Corporation: Notice of Annual General Meeting

May 20, 2009 8:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arian Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE: AGQ)(AIM: AGQ)(PLUS: AGQ)(FRANKFURT: I3A) announces that it has issued to shareholders its meeting material, including notice of the Annual General Meeting which is to be held on 23 June 2009 at 11:30 am (London time) in the Albert Suite 3 at the Park Plaza...

Court rejects Ferrari's bid to stop F1 budget caps, 3rd Ld-Writethru, CAR

May 20, 2009 8:21 am | by VERENA VON DERSCHAU - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS (AP) — A French court dismissed Ferrari's bid to stop Formula One from instituting a budget cap next season, and the Italian team reiterated its threat to pull out of the 2010 championship.Ferrari sought a court injunction against governing body FIA's plans to introduce a voluntary $60...

Egypt warns of post-hajj swine flu quarantine, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ML

May 20, 2009 8:21 am | by SARAH EL DEEB - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians who perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca risk being quarantined upon their return to ensure the country remains free of swine flu, the health minister warned.Hatem el-Gabali said the sheer volume of people participating in the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia makes it a...

ND regulators propose fine for mine soil erosion, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ND

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have proposed a $2,750 fine for soil erosion that happened near a coal hauling road at the Beulah Mine late last month.A spokeswoman for the mine's owner, Dakota Westmoreland Corp., said Wednesday the company did not plan to contest the penalty. The...

Highway groups: Put money into SC roads, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by SEANNA ADCOX - Associated Press Writethru - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Spending money on deteriorating roads and bridges is essential to improving South Carolina's economy and putting people back to work, advocates said Wednesday in releasing a report on the condition of the state's highways.Nearly half of South Carolina's major urban roads are...

7 arrested in NYC prostitution ring on Craigslist, US

May 20, 2009 8:20 am | by MARCUS FRANKLIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven New York residents have been indicted on charges of running a prostitution ring on Craigslist.The office of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says five people were arrested Wednesday on charges of corruption, conspiracy and money laundering. Authorities are searching for two other...

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