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HL:GM Canada confirms about 245 dealers getting termination notices@

May 19, 2009 6:56 pm | by Gary Norris@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — General Motors of Canada has told about two in every five of its dealers that their relationships with the automaker will end by October 2010.Many are expected to close this year, in a retail pullback affecting as many as 10,000 jobs.GM sent emails Wednesday to about 245 of its 709...

OneScreen Prepares for Growth With the Addition of Spencer Scott to Management Team

May 19, 2009 6:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —OneScreen Inc. (PINKSHEETS: OSCN) ( ( ) welcomes Spencer Scott as its Chief Revenue Officer to increase market penetration and revenue. OneScreen has developed proprietary software to manage complex workflows in the media...

Jury: Officer justified in killing Glasgow shooter, 5th Ld-Writethru, MT

May 19, 2009 6:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GLASGOW, Mont. (AP) — A coroner's inquest determined Tuesday that a federal agent was justified in shooting and killing a man who opened fire at a Glasgow hospital.Authorities say 42-year-old Roger Sellers killed a woman and wounded two others in a sniper-style shooting earlier Jan. 17 outside the...


CU regents vote to increase tuition, 1st Ld-Writethru, CO

May 19, 2009 6:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado regents voted 8-1 Tuesday to raise tuition at the school's Boulder campus by 3.9 percent for in-state students and 5 percent for nonresidents.Republican Regent Tom Lucero of Loveland cast the lone dissenting vote, saying it's the wrong time to increase...

Chairman of U.N. intergovernmental talks outlines U.N. reform paper+

May 19, 2009 6:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 19 (Kyodo) — The chairman of the U.N. General Assembly's intergovernmental negotiations on reform of the Security Council released a discussion paper Tuesday, including a reference to Italy's proposal to create a new category for nonpermanent members.Afghanistan Ambassador Zahir Tanin...

Tokyo stocks edge up on GDP data, resource shares rise on oil price+

May 19, 2009 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)Tokyo stocks rose Wednesday morning after a record contraction in Japanese gross domestic product fell within expectations while rising crude oil prices lifted resource-related shares.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended morning trading up 40.17 points,...

Kentucky Editorial Roundup, KY

May 19, 2009 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Excerpts from recent editorials from across Kentucky:The Kentucky Enquirer, Fort Mitchell; May 20Consumers can applaud the recently passed credit card reform bill, but as with any credit contract, they should read the fine print.The reforms will restrict many abusive, or at least irresponsible...

House votes to overhaul probate court system, CT

May 19, 2009 6:14 pm | by SUSAN HAIGH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to overhaul the state's 300-year-old probate court system by slashing the number of courts, imposing regular schedules and requiring future judges to be attorneys.Supporters of the bill said they had no choice but to revamp the local...


Former head of pension agency takes the Fifth, 3nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 6:09 pm | by DEB RIECHMANN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the government's pension agency invoked the Fifth Amendment on Wednesday when senators probed allegations that he had improper contacts with Wall Street firms while running the operation, which insures the pensions of one in seven Americans.Charles E.F....

Lanzamiento de Ron Brugal Extra Viejo

May 19, 2009 6:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MIRAMAR, Fla.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20 de mayo de 2009-- Por primera vez, el excepcionalmente suave Ron Brugal Extra Viejo esta disponible en EE.UU. El lanzamiento consta de una coleccion mundial de ron de la familia Brugal, justo para el Dia del Padre e ideal para regalar a aquellos padres de gustos...

Voters across Indiana turn down school projects, IN

May 19, 2009 6:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Voters in three counties rejected millions of dollars in school projects in special elections in central and northern Indiana.In the Mooresville school district south of Indianapolis on Tuesday, voters rejected a proposed $50 million middle school 2,689 to 1,674 and a $45...

King Kong to return to Universal Studios in 2010, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — King Kong will be back, furry arms swinging, at Universal Studios Hollywood.The studio says in a release Tuesday that a new 3-D attraction featuring the great ape will open in summer 2010 as part of its famed tour.The tour's towering robotic King Kong was destroyed last June when...

2ND LD: Japan economy suffers worst slump in January-March qtr+

May 19, 2009 5:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS, 3RD LEAD TO FOLLOW)Japan's economy suffered a record contraction in the first three months of 2009, struck by weakness in both external and domestic demand amid the economic crisis, the government said Wednesday.The Japanese economy, as measured by...

Mayor calls governor a liar, NV

May 19, 2009 5:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Reno Mayor Bob Cashell said Tuesday that Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons was lying when he said he'd support a gas tax increase if approved by the voters.Cashell is angry that Gibbons has said he'll veto the legislation authorizing the Washoe County Commission to increase the motor...

In Idaho, stress map outlines recession, ID

May 19, 2009 5:48 pm | by JESSIE L. BONNER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Crissy Gipe is a young mother trying to hold her family together through the recession in Council, a former timber town that has become a skeleton of itself.With the bills piling up, the utility shut-off notices arriving, her husband laid off since November and her own work...


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