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BW)(CA-TANG-CAPITAL-PARTNERS)(PPCO.NASDAQ) Tang Capital Partners, LP and Perceptive Life Sciences Master Fund Ltd. File Shareholder Presentation Regarding Penwest Pharmaceuticals C...

May 22, 2009 5:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO & NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Tang Capital Partners, LP and Perceptive Life Sciences Master Fund Ltd. today announced they recently filed their Shareholder Presentation, discussing their case for change at Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. (NASDAQ: PPCO), with the Securities and...

State's largest biodiesel plant working again, 1st Ld-Writethru, OR

May 22, 2009 5:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's largest biodiesel plant is rehiring workers after closing down a month ago.SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel in Salem was built to produce 5.8 million gallons per year.But owners could not run the plant at capacity because of a lack of buyers, and had to store 250,000 gallons...

Monsanto lays off 55 Miss. workers, MS

May 22, 2009 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SCOTT, Miss. (AP) — Monsanto Co. has laid off 55 workers at its Mississippi facilities and restructured some its operations.The world's biggest seed maker has facilities in Scott, Indianola and Hollandale.Monsanto spokeswoman Janice Person says the Hollandale facility will still be used for...

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HL:Seaview Energy pays $26.5 million to acquire oil and gas properties in northwest Alberta@

May 22, 2009 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — Seaview Energy Inc. (TSXV:CVU.B), a Calgary-based junior oilpatch company, says it has struck a deal to acquire high quality, long life, oil and gas assets in the Peace River Arch area of northwest Alberta.The pricetag of the deal, announced Friday, is $26.5 million.The effective date of...

Former BlackRock exec joins Evercore as CEO, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Boutique investment banking firm Evercore Partners Inc. said Friday that Ralph Schlosstein has joined the firm as president and chief executive, effective immediately.Schlosstein previously was president and co-founder of financial services firm BlackRock.Evercore said Schlosstein...

Bedford Energy and Saber Industries L.P. Dismiss Lawsuits

May 22, 2009 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bedford Energy (PINKSHEETS: BFDE) announces that the company and Saber Industries L.P. have dismissed with prejudice all claims and counterclaims of any kind against each party.The claims resulted from the January 2007 blowout of the Grace 2 well located in the East Chandler Field in Lincoln...

to Save with New Premier Agreements for Airway Clearance Devices Business Editors/Health Writers

May 22, 2009 5:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced new agreements for airway clearance devices have been awarded to Electromed Inc. of New Prague, Minn.; Hill-Rom Company Inc. of Batesville, Ind.; RespirTech of Saint Paul, Minn.; and Thayer Medical...

Case Study: Manufacturing RC Car Parts With 3D Printing

May 22, 2009 5:06 am | News | Comments

Whether for fun or competition, the operation of the R/C cars depends on a multitude of small parts that need to work reliably and smoothly under tough conditions.  

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Retailers' results lead market after wobbly start, 11th Ld-Writethru, US

May 22, 2009 5:02 am | by TIM PARADIS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A surprise profit at Sears is quelling jitters about the U.S. economy that upset the stock market this week.Retail shares lifted the broader market moderately higher in light trading Friday ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend. Major indicators rose about 0.6...

Ahead of the Bell: Slowdown seen at Salesforce.com, APFN

May 22, 2009 5:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Salesforce.com Inc. slipped in premarket trading Friday after the company's first-quarter results and its sales forecast pointed to a slowdown in revenue growth.Shares of the San Francisco-based company, which makes sales management software, dropped $3.55, or 9 percent,...

Great Place To Work Institute Recognize Ketchum London

May 22, 2009 5:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Great Place to Work Institute U.K. (http://www.greatplacetowork.com/best/list-uk.htm) today named leading global public relations agency Ketchum (http://www.ketchum.com/) to its annual "U.K.'s 50 Best Workplaces" list. The rankings, which were released today to readers of the Financial Times and...

Ahead of the Bell: Offshore drillers upgraded, APFN

May 22, 2009 4:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — After a long dry spell of global oil production under-investment, drilling and service activity has risen, signaling a path of recovery for offshore drilling companies, said an analyst as he upgraded a number of oil services stocks.Deutsche Bank analyst Mike Urban said that among...

Rx for 'Extra': health reports, celebrity scoops, 2nd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 22, 2009 4:56 am | by LYNN ELBER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Extra" producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey is as likely to hand a visitor a book about health discoveries as she is to share the TV show's latest ratings data.As unlikely as it seems, the veteran producer has combined the two passions by adding medical stories to the traditional...

Nebraska jobless rate drops to 4.4 percent, APFN

May 22, 2009 4:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials say Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in April.That's two-tenths of a point less than the preliminary March figure reported by state officials on April 17.And at 4.4 percent, the Nebraska unemployment rate is less than half the federal figure...

Cover-All Technologies Inc. to Present at Noble Financial's Fifth Annual Equity Conference Business Editors/Insurance Writers

May 22, 2009 4:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FAIRFIELD, N.J.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 22, 2009-- Cover-All Technologies Inc. (OTC BB: COVR), a leading provider of comprehensive business solutions and services for the property and casualty insurance industry, today announced that Cover-All will present at Noble Financial's Fifth Annual Equity...

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