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Alabama enacts catfish, seafood origin disclosure, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AL

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by PHILLIP RAWLS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Restaurants in Alabama will have to start disclosing the country of origin of their catfish and seafood.Gov. Bob Riley said Thursday he has signed two fish labeling bills passed by the Legislature last week."Most people in Alabama would like to know if this came from a...

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May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Highland Capital Management, L.P. ("Highland") is pleased to announce the availability of an informative webcast consisting of a fund specific overview covering the Highland Long/Short Equity Fund and an equity market update.The pre-recorded webcast is...

General Motors, McClatchy are big movers, US

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEGeneral Motors Corp., down 49 cents at $1.43The leader of the Canadian Auto Workers union said it was "very likely" the auto maker will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

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Foot Locker fiscal 1st-quarter earnings soar, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Athletic shoe and apparel retailer Foot Locker Inc. on Thursday posted a sharply higher fiscal first-quarter profit due to the absence of charges that weighed down results a year earlier.For the quarter ended May 2, net income rose to $31 million, or 20 cents per share, compared...

Forever The Sickest Kids Team up with Selena Gomez Business Editors/Entertainment Editors

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Universal Motown Records' rock band, Forever The Sickest Kids will re-release their hit single "Whoa Oh (Me vs. Everyone)" as a newly recorded collaboration with Hollywood Records' artist and Disney Channel star Selena Gomez ("Wizards of Waverly Place")....

Improved Fire Fighting Standards and Better Safety at U.S. Airports National Desks/Airline Writers

May 21, 2009 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold A. Schaitberger today released this statement on passage of H.R. 915 by the U.S. House of Representatives. With passage of the FAA Reauthorization, the Federal Aviation Administration...

AP top news in Iowa at 4:59 p.m. CDT, IA

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suspect in Iowa stabbing waives extraditionDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of stabbing a Des Moines teenager to death has agreed to return to Iowa from Colorado to face charges.Luis Alvarado was arrested in Colorado on Wednesday. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of...

HL:Tax man no longer offers Mulroney-style discounts@

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by Jim Brown@Associated Press | News | Comments

OTTAWA — Federal tax authorities say they've abandoned a late-filing policy that allowed Brian Mulroney to cut his income tax in half on $225,000 received from businessman Karlheinz Schreiber.Christiane Sauve, an official of the Canada Revenue Agency, told a public inquiry Thursday that the CRA's...

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NY officials, WTC developer agree on next meeting, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by KAREN MATTHEWS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A meeting aimed at resolving an impasse over who will pay for new office towers at the World Trade Center site resulted only with an agreement by top elected officials from New York and New Jersey to meet next month with the developer.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told...

Mo. accepts $487M bid to replace 554 bridges, 1st Ld-Writethru, MO

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by CHRIS BLANK - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is to replace 554 bridges by the end of 2013 under a $487 million project awarded by the state transportation commission Thursday.The commission gave the bridge project to a construction team led by Omaha, Neb.-based Kiewit Western Company, which has partnered...

Virginia panel OKs uranium mining study, 1st Ld-Writethru, VA

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia coal and energy panel on Thursday approved the framework of a scientific study on proposed uranium mining in the state, saying they want to make safety their top priority.A subcommittee of the Virginia Commission on Coal and Energy amended a list of recommendations...

House OKs safety plan for overseas aircraft work, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by JOAN LOWY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. inspectors would conduct more checks of overseas aircraft repair stations under a House bill approved Thursday that seeks to address safety concerns as major airlines send maintenance work overseas.The European Commission has threatened to pull out of an aviation safety deal...

Dollar sinks to 2-month low in upper 93 yen range in N.Y.+

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 21 (Kyodo) — The U.S. dollar briefly dipped to a two-month low in the upper 93 yen range in New York on Thursday on dismal job data.The dollar slid to 93.96 yen, the lowest here since mid-March, before trading at 94.35-45 yen at 5 p.m. against 94.76-78 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m....

Missouri holds first job fair for older workers, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:39 pm | by DAVID TWIDDY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dawn Allan spent part of Thursday doing what she has been doing for the past year and a half: dropping off resumes, filling out applications and hoping the next conversation leads to a full-time job.Allan is far from alone, with thousands of her fellow Missourians also...

HL:Native communities deserve same policing services as non-natives: inquest jury@

May 21, 2009 5:38 pm | by Maria Babbage@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — To prevent another tragedy that killed two aboriginal men in a jailhouse fire three years ago, Ottawa and Ontario must bring policing services in First Nations to the same level as those in non-aboriginal communities, a jury at an coroner's inquest said Thursday.The deaths were...

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