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Missouri accepts $487M bid to replace 554 bridges, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:22 am | by CHRIS BLANK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is to replace 554 bridges by the end of 2013 under a $487 million project awarded by the state transportation commission.The commission on Thursday gave the bridge project to a construction team led by Omaha, Neb.-based Kiewit Western Company, which has partnered...

Group appeals SCE & G nuclear plant application, 1st Ld-Writethru, SC

May 22, 2009 6:22 am | by JIM DAVENPORT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An environmental group Friday asked the state Supreme Court to block an application for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. to build two nuclear reactors in Fairfield County.In the lawsuit, Friends of the Earth challenges the constitutionality of a 2007 law that allows utilities...

Dip in Indiana jobless rate not expected to last, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:22 am | by DEANNA MARTIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 9.9 percent in April, but analysts don't expect the glimmer of good news to last long.Preliminary figures released Friday show the state's unemployment rate fell from the 10 percent seasonally adjusted rate reported for March....

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4TH LD: Japan revamps policy to tackle new flu+

May 22, 2009 6:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING INFO IN 1ST GRAF, ADDING INFO IN 5TH GRAF, FIXING TYPO IN 13TH GRAF)The Japanese government adopted a new policy on battling new strains of influenza Friday amid the domestic outbreak of an apparently milder form of the infection, while the number of confirmed...

Scrushy ends testimony in HealthSouth civil suit, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AL

May 22, 2009 6:17 am | by JAY REEVES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former HealthSouth Corp. CEO Richard Scrushy finished testifying in a shareholder lawsuit against him Friday, attempting to fight off claims that he made millions on unethical deals involving the company even as it was going broke.Once out of court, Scrushy changed from his...

Ill. company recalls 96,000 lbs of beef products, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 6:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COAL VALLEY, Ill. (AP) — A northwestern Illinois meatpacker is recalling nearly 96,000 pounds of its ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli.Officials say a recall was initiated after three people fell sick from E. coli in the Cleveland area, and that related illnesses...

HL:TSX Venture Exchange down 0.18 point to 1,089.67 at open@

May 22, 2009 6:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange stood at 1,089.67 down 0.18 point from Thursday's close. The volume at 10 a.m. ET was at 27.08 million shares.

14 seek WVU Board of Governors position, WV

May 22, 2009 6:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Fourteen contenders have emerged for a newly created seat on the West Virginia University Board of Governors.Each will have three minutes to explain why they want the job when the Faculty Senate meets June 8.Until now, WVU faculty have had only one representative. The...

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Ohio judge blocks Wells Fargo foreclosure sales, OH

May 22, 2009 6:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has frozen sales of foreclosed homes in Cleveland owned by Wells Fargo Bank.Thursday's temporary order from Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka directs San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. to make sure its properties meet city codes.A housing advocacy group claims...

WHO chief: Swine flu will keep spreading globally, 1st Ld-Writethru, UN

May 22, 2009 6:11 am | by FRANK JORDANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — Swine flu is a "sneaky virus" that is likely to keep spreading to new parts of the world and within countries already affected, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday.At least 42 countries have confirmed cases of the disease, which has sickened 11,168 people and caused...

Berkshire unit delays Washington dam removal, WA

May 22, 2009 6:11 am | by SHANNON DININNY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — PacifiCorp is delaying plans to remove Condit Dam on southwest Washington's White Salmon River until next year as it pursues the necessary permits.The utility is owned by a division of Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway.PacifiCorp operates as Pacific Power in Washington and...

NC gov says she's committed to green economy, APFN

May 22, 2009 6:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue says her energy reform plan will make North Carolina a leading state for the green economy by helping create jobs and spur investment.Perdue discussed her renewable energy initiatives Thursday while touring a solar panel farm in Cary operated by private...

Bruce Garlitz Joins HomeBanc as Mortgage Loan Officer

May 22, 2009 6:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.homebanc.com () —Tampa-based HomeBancorp, Inc. has named Bruce Garlitz as Mortgage Loan Officer for HomeBanc. He is based in the bank's Lakewood Ranch office, located at 6230 University Parkway, Suite 101, in Sarasota.Mr. Garlitz brings to HomeBanc more than 16 years of mortgage banking...

EOSINT M 270 System Purchased For Titanium In N America

May 22, 2009 6:09 am | News | Comments

EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems announces that Morris Technologies, (MTI) has purchased an EOSINT M 270 system to laser-sinter titanium.  

Mass. gov helps lead clean energy governors' group, MA

May 22, 2009 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is helping lead a bipartisan coalition of governors calling for a federal cap on greenhouse gases to reduce the threat of global warming.Patrick said the Governors' Energy and Climate Coalition is united by the need for a comprehensive energy strategy...

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