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House passes bill to expand Tenn. elections panel, TN

May 28, 2009 12:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Republicans have passed a proposal to expand the State Election Commission to give the GOP a majority on the panel.The vote on the measure sponsored by Republican House Majority Leader Jason Mumpower of Bristol was 50-45 along party lines.Democratic Rep. Henry Fincher...

Residents seethe as Pakistan army destroys homes, 2nd Ld-Writethru, AS

May 28, 2009 12:47 pm | by CHRIS BRUMMITT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SULTANWAS, Pakistan (AP) — When Pakistan's army drove the Taliban back from this small northwestern village, it also destroyed much of everything else here.F-16 fighter jets, military helicopters, tanks and artillery reduced houses, mosques and shops to rubble, strewn with children's shoes,...

Christie ducks questions on adviser's pension, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 28, 2009 12:47 pm | by ANGELA DELLI SANTI - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The leading Republican in New Jersey's race for governor sidestepped questions Thursday about a close adviser's part-time political job that keeps him in the government pension system.It's the very situation that Christopher Christie has labeled "pension abuse" and vowed to...

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DC mayor breaks ground on waterfront park, APFN

May 28, 2009 12:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Adrian Fenty has broken ground for a waterfront park to be located between Nationals Park and the historic Navy Yard on the Anacostia River.The Park at the Yards is part of Washington's largest development project. Fenty broke ground for the $42 million park Thursday, along...

Wet Seal 2Q outlook below expectations, APFN

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (AP) — Women's retailer The Wet Seal Inc. said Thursday that earnings in the second quarter would fall short of Wall Street expectations.The company, which has been hit by the recession and inventory problems, said it expected to earn 2 to 5 cents per share in the second...

National Archives gets Ariz. man's Lincoln letter, US

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by NATASHA T. METZLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives on Thursday added to its collection a short letter written by President Abraham Lincoln to help an ousted U.S. Mint director, who was a friend of a fellow Republican.The letter was donated to the National Archives by Lawrence Cutler, a private collector from...

Ark. governor orders agencies to make energy plans, 1st Ld-Writethru, AR

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by ANDREW DeMILLO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday ordered all state agencies under his control to submit plans to reduce energy costs and said they can tap into a $15 million fund to pay for those improvements.Beebe announced he had signed the executive order calling for strategic energy plans...

Council on Revenues loss projection nearly doubles, 2nd Ld-Writethru, HI

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by HERBERT SAMPLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Expressing frustration at the severity of the recession, a panel of top economists on Thursday significantly reduced the amount of money it expects the state to collect in the current fiscal year.The state Council on Revenues concluded that by June 30, the end of the current fiscal...

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Germany donates $70,000 to Frida Kahlo Museum, APFN

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Germany is donating $70,000 to restore paintings, photographs and sculptures produced and collected by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera.German Ambassador to Mexico Ronald Wegener says the donation to the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City will "deepen...

Several management changes at Winfield Publishing, CORRECTION, KS

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Winfield Publishing Co. Inc. is making several management changes effective July 1.David Allen Seaton will replace his father, Dave Seaton, as company president and as publisher of The Arkansas City Traveler. He worked as Winfield Publishing's assistant general manager the...

SBA announces new loan guarantee, IN

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The federal government will offer guaranteed lines of credit to automobile, boat, recreational vehicle and other dealerships under a pilot program through the Small Business Administration.SBA Administrator Karen Mills says Dealer Floor Plan financing will be available July 1...

Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc. Semi-Annual Report Now Available Business Editors

May 28, 2009 12:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- The semi-annual report for Dreyfus Strategic Municipals, Inc. (NYSE: LEO)for the six-month period ended March 31, 2009 has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form N-CSR. A hard copy of the report is mailed to shareholders of record...

Chrysler heads back to bankruptcy court Friday

May 28, 2009 12:41 pm | by BREE FOWLER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — It could be decision day Friday for a judge trying to determine whether it's in the best interests of Chrysler and its stakeholders to sell most of the company to Italy's Fiat Group SpA.Robert Nardelli, Chrysler LLC's departing chairman and chief executive, testified in court...

SelectCore Announces First Quarter Financial Results

May 28, 2009 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SelectCore Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: SCG), Canada's premier provider of prepaid telecom and transaction solutions is pleased to report its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.Revenues of $18.2 million for the first quarter 2009 represented an increase of 18.5% as compared to $15.4...

Wet Seal profit, sales fall in 1Q, APFN

May 28, 2009 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (AP) — The Wet Seal Inc. said Thursday that profit, revenue and same-store sales all fell in the first quarter as the retailer to young women was hit by the recession and inventory-mix problems.The company said it earned $5 million, or 5 cents per share, in the quarter ended...

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