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Just in Thyme for Spring, Muffetta's Natural Hits the Shelves

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —With Spring cleaning upon us, there couldn't be a better time for Muffetta Krueger ( , Founder and Owner of Muffetta's Natural, LLC ( , to introduce her newly-formulated line of natural...

Innovations Enable Highly Integrated Semiconductor Solutions That Lower Cost, Improve Performance

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —RFaxis ( , a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, today announced that it has filed seven patents for its wireless semiconductor solutions internationally and...

Search Marketing Sets Record Quarterly Revenue Business Editors/Technology Writers

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BEND, Ore.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009-- G5 Search Marketing, Inc. - a leader in local search, advertising and measurement solutions - today announced record-breaking quarterly revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2009."In light of the current economic climate, we feel extremely fortunate...


Dollar tumbles to multimonth lows as recovery seen, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by TALI ARBEL - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar tumbled against the other major currencies Wednesday, touching a fresh low against the pound for the year and a 4-month low against the euro as signs of a resolution to the financial crisis drove investors to riskier investments.Equities in Europe rose, as did oil prices,...

HL:Wanted Technologies' profit grows 12-fold as revenue rises 23 per cent@

May 19, 2009 7:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QUEBEC CITY — Wanted Technologies Inc. (TSXV:WAN), which delivers market research and sales productivity tools, says third-quarter profit advanced 12-fold as revenue rose 23 per cent.The company said Tuesday it earned $90,086 or 0.4 of a cent during the three months ended March 31. That compared...

Tenet shares see brisk advance after upgrade

May 19, 2009 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Shares of hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Inc. climbed quickly Tuesday morning, after a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the stock to "Buy" from "Neutral."Analyst Shelley Gnall said in a research note hospital stocks and bonds have rallied at an impressive clip since March, driven by...

ConAgra expanding production, hiring, WI

May 19, 2009 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — In a climate of layoffs and furloughs, ConAgra Foods is planning a $28 million expansion in Menomonie that will create 30 jobs.ConAgra's addition to its Snack Pack pudding production line, including a new pudding machine with the latest technology, should be finished by...

Addition Would Reposition Metiscan as an Application Software Provider

May 19, 2009 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Metiscan, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MTIZ), a leading provider of products and services that streamline the management of diagnostic imaging facilities, today announced that the Company is considering adding Apple iPhone Development to its portfolio of products and services.An integral part of Management's...


Fitch Ratings affirms United Tech as 'Stable', APFN

May 19, 2009 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Fitch Ratings on Tuesday affirmed United Technologies Corp.'s outlook as "Stable," but said concerns include weak demand in the industrial conglomerate's aerospace markets and the possibility of higher debt to finance acquisitions and share repurchases.The ratings agency also rated...

DHT Maritime 1Q profit falls, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — DHT Maritime Inc., which operates large tankers used in carrying crude oil and dry commodities, said Tuesday its first-quarter profit fell 10 percent, as non-cash charges related to an accounting change offset higher shipping revenue.DHT earned $6.9 million, or 17 cents per share,...

Coverage of autism expanded under New Jersey bill, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:02 am | by ELI SEGALL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill that would expand health-insurance coverage for autism and other developmental disorders.The Assembly Appropriations and Senate health committees on Monday endorsed the measure to require health-insurance firms and plans licensed by the...

WHO seeks swine flu vaccine help for poor nations, 11th Ld-Writethru, MED

May 19, 2009 7:02 am | by FRANK JORDANS - Associated Press Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization urged drugmakers to reserve some of their pandemic swine flu vaccine for poor countries, but received few concrete offers as experts disclosed that an effective flu shot is still months away.The global body wants companies to donate at least 10 percent of...

Agriculture futures rise, livestock prices mixed

May 19, 2009 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Agriculture futures mostly pushed higher on the Chicago Board of Trade Wednesday.Wheat for July delivery jumped 14.5 cents to $6.03 a bushel, while July corn added 8.5 cents to $4.3425 a bushel and soybeans for July delivery leapt 24 cents to $11.86 a bushel. July oats were unchanged...

Beazer to refund millions to NC borrowers

May 19, 2009 6:56 am | by MARTHA WAGGONER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Beazer Mortgage Corp., which ceased operations more than a year ago, will refund $2.5 million to more than a thousand borrowers in North Carolina as part of a settlement over claims the Atlanta-based company violated state lending laws, state banking and company officials said...

Aqua America upgraded to 'Buy' on strong 1Q profit, APFN

May 19, 2009 6:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Aqua America Inc.'s strong first-quarter results and recent share price drop prompted an analyst to upgrade the water and sewage utility Tuesday.Janney Montgomery Scott's Debra Coy upgraded the stock to "Buy" from "Neutral," saying in a client note that encouraging first-quarter...


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