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Kansas seeking $20M in federal funding for rail, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — State transportation officials plan to seek $20 million in federal funding that could help develop passenger rail service from Newton to the Oklahoma border.The money would be used for upgrades on a freight train route. Kansas is asking for $10 million request from the...

Schwarzenegger says he's heard voters' anger, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by KEVIN FREKING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday he's heard "loud and clear" a voter message to take care of deficits through budget cuts alone, without passing additional costs along to them.Voters on Tuesday resoundingly rejected Schwarzenegger's package of budget-balancing...

Falcons' owner: Vick has paid debt to society, FBN

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The owner of the Atlanta Falcons says Michael Vick has paid his debt to society and merits a second chance.Falcons owner Arthur Blank — who once gave Vick a $130 million contract — said Wednesday that the quarterback is taking positive steps by wanting to work with...

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HL:PetroWorth and Ardent strike joint venture deal for Prince Edward Island energy exploration@

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — PetroWorth Resources Inc. (CNSX:PTW), a Calgary junior energy company, says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Ardent Resources Canada Ltd. for oil and gas exploration and development on Prince Edward Island.PetroWorth shares were halted on the Canadian National Stock...

Dow lightens up, sells $935 million in assets, 2nd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by DEBORAH JIAN LEE - AP Energy Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. said Wednesday it would sell another $935 million in assets to pay down debt, boosting the total worth of its divested assets this year to $2.6 billion.That is ahead of its original plan, the company said in a statement.The nation's largest chemical company...

Mich. local governments question stimulus spending, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by TIM MARTIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group representing Michigan's local governments said Wednesday the state should use federal stimulus money to avoid revenue sharing cuts.The Michigan Municipal League sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, who has taken a key role in several recovery act announcements,...

Clark County dissolves redevelopment program, NV

May 20, 2009 7:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County commissioners have dissolved the county's redevelopment program and reallocated millions of dollars to other uses.Officials say the Tuesday action freed $37 million for schools, University Medical Center, the fire department and other county services.The state will...

Acropolis treasures on display for euro1, EU

May 20, 2009 7:48 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 euro3 million ($4.1 million) price tag.But in a bid to boost visitor numbers in hard economic times, Culture Minister Andonis...

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Rosetta Stone CEO Joins Prestigious Lineup of Speakers at Capital Connection '09 Business Editors

May 20, 2009 7:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MCLEAN, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 20, 2009-- Tom Adams, CEO of Arlington, VA-based Rosetta Stone, will deliver the keynote address for Capital Connection '09 TM, Wednesday, May 27. Rosetta Stone, a global success story, launched a successful initial public offering in April and is listed on the...

Altria spent nearly $3.6M lobbying gov't in 1Q, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Altria Client Services Inc., on behalf of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, spent nearly $3.6 million in the first quarter to lobby for a bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate the industry and other issues, according to a recent...

Tenn. Senate delays 'cap and trade' measure vote, APFN

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has delayed voting on a resolution declaring that Tennessee won't participate in a federal system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Brentwood, the resolution's main sponsor, has said the cap-and-trade system being debated...

Dundee REIT May 2009 Monthly Distribution

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUNDEE REIT (TSX: D.UN) today announced a cash distribution of $0.183 per REIT Unit, Series A for the month of May. The May distribution will be payable on June 15, 2009 to unitholders of record as at May 29, 2009.Dundee REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust and...

American wanted for questioning in Mexico death, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas man was caught trying to smuggle animal tranquilizers apparently for use in assisted suicides into the U.S. from Mexico, and officials there want to question him about the death of an American woman found in a hotel.Jeff George Ostfeld was detained...

Melkior Extends Carscallen Gold Zones

May 20, 2009 7:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Melkior Resources Inc. ("Melkior") (TSX VENTURE: MKR) has received and analyzed all the data from its 2009 winter ground geophysics program on its 100% owned Carscallen Gold property located west of Timmins Ontario. The Carscallen property covers 1342 hectares and adjoins claims held by West...

Federal agency sued over ports' clean trucks plan, CA

May 20, 2009 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental organization has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Federal Maritime Commission to get information about the agency's opposition to the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports' new clean trucks program.The National Resources Defense Council filed the lawsuit...

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