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Medford developer arrested on fraud charges, OR

May 19, 2009 9:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — A Central Point couple pleaded not guilty this week to accusations linking them to an alleged Ponzi scheme involving almost $1 million.James and Michelle Nistler are each charged with theft, racketeering and securities fraud.Medford police started investigating 78-year-old...

Museum of Oklahoma pop culture proposed for Tulsa, OK

May 19, 2009 9:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The top official at the Oklahoma Historical Society and Tulsa leaders have announced plans to build a $33 million museum of state popular culture in the city's Brady District.Bob Blackburn, the historical society's executive director, said Tuesday that "we can't pull back" from...

LEAD: Japan faces economic severity as slack business hurts consumers: Aso+

May 19, 2009 9:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: RECASTING WITH COMMENTS BY ASO, KAWAMURA)Prime Minister Taro Aso on Wednesday expressed concern that the Japanese economy is in a "severe" situation as a record contraction in the first three months of 2009 showed that deterioration in the nation's business sector is...


Security protection could be lacking on computers, OK

May 19, 2009 9:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite rules requiring state-owned laptop computers to have a certain level of security protection, some of the devices being used might not meet those standards, a state official says.Joe Fleckinger, the deputy director of information technology with the Oklahoma Office of...

HL:B.C. man on 250-kilometre trek to raise money for bird habitats@

May 19, 2009 9:31 pm | by J.P. Squire@Associated Press | News | Comments

KELOWNA, B.C. — It's a plan that some might say is for the birds.Dannie Carsen is walking 250 kilometres to raise funds that will go toward protecting bird habitat in B.C.'s Okanagan.Carsen's hike began May 14 in Osoyoos and he hopes to wrap up Friday near Armstrong."There is a real scarcity of...

Mazda to resume full output in Japan next month, AS

May 19, 2009 9:25 pm | by YURI KAGEYAMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Mazda Motor Corp. said Wednesday that production at its Japan plants will return to full capacity next month as demand in Europe recovers on government stimulus measures.Like other Japanese automakers, Mazda had suspended production at its plants on some days in recent months as auto...

LI health officials report 13 new swine flu cases, 1st Ld-Writethru, NY

May 19, 2009 9:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials on Long Island are reporting 13 new confirmed cases of swine flu in Nassau County, including a 4-year-old child who has been hospitalized.Nassau County Department of Health officials say the Freeport child was hospitalized after becoming ill on May 11 with...

Schwarzenegger couldn't sell budget propositions, 4th Ld-Writethru, CA

May 19, 2009 9:20 pm | by JULIET WILLIAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pitched the measures on Tuesday's special election ballot as a short-term patch for the state's budget deficit and a long-term fix for a broken budgeting system.But in the end, even the celebrity pitchman couldn't persuade weary voters to support the...


China's foreign financial assets top $2.9 trillion, AS

May 19, 2009 9:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SHANGHAI (AP) — China's foreign financial assets rose by 23 percent last year, to $2.92 trillion, as Beijing eased controls on foreign exchange dealings.China's nearly $2 trillion in foreign exchange reserves accounted for 68 percent of its overseas assets by the end of last year, the State...

LEAD: Court orders ex-U.S. serviceman to pay damages over robbery-murder+

May 19, 2009 9:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YOKOHAMA, May 20 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING INFO, 2ND LEAD TO FOLLOW)A Japanese court ordered a former U.S. serviceman to pay 65 million yen (about $680,000) in compensation to relatives of a woman he killed and robbed in January 2006.However, the Yokohama District Court dismissed the relatives' demand...

Promontory Compliance Solutions, Spezialist in Sachen Geldwaschenbekampfung, beleuchtet Risikomanagementstrategien auf bedeutender Fachtagung.

May 19, 2009 9:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 20. Mai 2009-- Promontory Compliance Solutions, ein Unternehmen, das bedeutenden Finanzdienstleistern besseres Compliance-Risikomanagement durch Technologie ermoglicht, will den derzeitigen Stand von Initiativen zur Geldwaschenbekampfung auf seiner erstmaligen Tagung...

Myanmar lets diplomats visit Suu Kyi, opens trial, 8th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 19, 2009 9:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi thanked diplomats for their support after Myanmar's military government agreed to allow them and several journalists to attend her trial.They said she seemed "spirited" and in good health and one described her courtroom appearance on...

Patient-Friendly, PillCam(R) Capsule Endoscopy Now an Essential Diagnostic and Monitoring Tool for Detecting Diseases of the GI Tract

May 19, 2009 9:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Given Imaging LTD. (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced that one million PillCam@ video capsules have helped physicians evaluate patients for GI disorders since the company introduced the fundamentally new approach to examining the gastrointestinal tract in 2001. The...

INSZoom Empowers Applicants to Use Seamlessly

May 19, 2009 9:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —INSZoom, Inc., the leading immigration case management software and Solutions Company, has announced the availability of updated forms to help travelers seamlessly apply through the new government portal, newly launched is a comprehensive...

Virtual Offices Prove Just the Job for UK Small Businesses

May 19, 2009 9:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Small companies and entrepreneurs in the UK are turning to virtual offices ( as a means of significantly reducing overheads to survive and prosper during the current economic climate, says Davinci Virtual, the United States-based...


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