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GeoMet to Present at Energy Capital Investment Symposium

May 22, 2009 5:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —GeoMet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMET) announced today that it will be presenting at the Energy Capital Investment Symposium on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 2:10 p.m. Central Time.The presentation, made by Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Darby Sere and Executive Vice...

Maine fined for false data, ME

May 22, 2009 5:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says Maine's Education Department has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle allegations that it submitted false information to receive federal funds under the Migrant Education Program.The Justice Department announced the settlement Thursday.The...

Stocks lose grip on early gains, Dow off 15, 16th Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:47 am | by SARA LEPRO - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's confidence took some heavy blows this week.Despite a strong rally on Monday, stocks drifted lower for much of the week on a darkening economic outlook. In a now-familiar pattern, early gains were erased in the last hour of trading Friday as the market lost its will to...


NASDAQ Changes Trading Halt Status of BankUnited Financial Corp.

May 22, 2009 5:47 am | by GLOBE NEWSWIREAssociated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 22, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The NASDAQ Stock Market(r) (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that the trading halt status in BankUnited Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:BKUNA) was changed to "additional information requested" from the company. Trading in the company's stock had been halted on...

Bank of the West cuts 12 Fargo jobs, ND

May 22, 2009 5:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A spokesman for Bank of the West says the company has cut 12 jobs in Fargo.Spokesman Bob Wolff says the cuts are part of a companywide reduction of less than 4 percent of its work force. He says Bank of the West has about 10,500 workers.Bank of the West is based in San Francisco....

Oneida land trust settlement appears doomed, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NY

May 22, 2009 5:42 am | by WILLIAM KATES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The decision by Oneida County lawmakers to oppose settling a decades-old land dispute with the Oneida Indian Nation for $55 million is a "lost opportunity," the official who helped negotiate the deal said Friday.The county's 15 Republican lawmakers issued a statement Thursday...

LEAD: Myanmar court accepts charge against Suu Kyi+

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

YANGON, May 22 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING DETAILS)The special court trying pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday accepted the charge against her, increasing the likelihood of her being convicted, according to her lawyer.Following five days of hearing the testimony of prosecution witnesses, the...

Gazprom Neft looks to boost stake in Sibir Energy, EU

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian oil company Gazprom Neft wants to increase to 30 percent its ownership in Sibir Energy, the London-listed oil venture in which it already owns a minority stake, the bank in charge of the deal said Friday.The acquisition could potentially pave the way for Gazprom Neft, Russia's...


Theft Resolution Services Provided by Identity Theft 911 to Heritage Banking Group Customers Business Editors

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009--Identity Theft 911 (, America's leading identity theft resolution and education services provider, announced its partnership with Heritage Banking Group, Carthage, Miss.As part of the partnership, account holders and their...

Premarket roundup: Gap,, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Among the premarket stories for Friday, May 22, from AP Financial News:NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. says the sales decline at its Old Navy stores slowed in the first quarter but analysts are divided on whether the retailer's broader same-store sales slump is coming to an end.NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of...

HL:High River Gold says Russia's OAO Severstal to make bid for company@

May 22, 2009 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — High River Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX:HRG) shares lost some of their recent gains Friday after the debt-challenged mining company announced Russian company OAO Severstal has indicated it will offer 18 cents a share to buy out minority shareholders.The company's battered stock, which has risen...

US journalist freed in Iran heads home, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 22, 2009 5:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VIENNA (AP) — An American journalist who spent four months in an Iranian prison was on her way back to the United States Friday.Robert Hugins, public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Austria, said Roxana Saberi left Vienna on a flight bound for Washington, D.C.The 32-year-old journalist had...

University of Waterloo Wins CFdesign Award

May 22, 2009 5:40 am | News | Comments

Blue Ridge Numerics announces the University of Waterloo Formula Motorsports team has earned the 2009 Formula SAE (FSAE) CFdesign Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Award, presented during the FSAE 2009 competition held May 13-16th at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.  

Allegany Co. libraries cutting hours, hiking fees, MD

May 22, 2009 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Allegany County libraries are cutting back hours and increasing user fees.The Board of Trustees is also transferring $25,000 from a reserve fund that helps with capital projects.Allegany County Library System Director John Taube says county and state funding has remained...

Global Finishing, Inc.: Announcement

May 22, 2009 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Global Finishing, Inc. (FRANKFURT: G8BA) is pleased to report the acquisition of a producing gold mine and an associated milling facility. These producing assets are located in the historically rich gold bearing region of Portevelo-Zaruma in the El Oro Province of Ecuador.First mined by the Incas,...


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