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European markets close down despite US rally, 7th Ld-Writethru

May 27, 2009 10:20 pm | by PAN PYLAS - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets closed lower Thursday amid concerns about higher long-term interest rates despite a rebound on Wall Street following encouraging U.S. economic data — and hopes that General Motors Corp. will emerge from bankruptcy stronger than anticipated.The FTSE 100 index of...

Suicide attack, market blasts hit Peshawar, 15th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 27, 2009 10:10 pm | by RIAZ KHAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants detonated two bombs in a busy market and attacked two police checkpoints in northern Pakistan, killing at least 14 people, wounding scores more and testing the resolve of the government as it takes on the Taliban in the Swat Valley.The attacks Thursday in...

LEAD: Japan welcomes U.S. nomination of John Roos as next envoy to Japan+

May 27, 2009 10:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 28 (Kyodo) — (EDS: ADDING COMMENTS IN 4-5TH GRAFS)The government on Thursday welcomed the nomination of California-based lawyer John Roos as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan."We highly appreciate this appointment as it is evidence that the U.S. administration is placing emphasis on the...

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Molecular Screening Solutions to Increase Safety of Blood Donations in Brazil Business Editors/Health Editors

May 27, 2009 10:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VENLO, Netherlands-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to supply molecular sample and assay technologies for a new national, PCR-based blood screening program for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) in...

Satcon Powers Hawaii's Largest Solar Farm Business Editors/Energy Editors

May 27, 2009 10:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Satcon (NASDAQ CM: SATC), a leading provider of utility scale distributed power solutions for the renewable energy market, announced today that their industry leading PowerGate(R) Plus Spectrum micro grid solution has been selected to power La Ola Hawaii's...

Rotterdam Business Editors/Software Writers/Insurance Writers

May 27, 2009 10:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- Zurich-and Shanghai-based eBaoTech, a fast growing insurance software solution provider, announced today the opening of its Rotterdam office in the Netherlands."Driven by our commitment to providing great customer service and as part of our...

FRO - First Quarter 2009 Results

May 27, 2009 10:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HighlightsFrontline reports net income of $76.6 million and earnings pershare of $0.98 for the first quarter of 2009.Frontline announces a cash dividend of $0.25 per share for thefirst quarter of 2009.The second VLCC newbuilding from Waigaoqiao, Front Queen, wasdelivered on May 18, 2009.Frontline...

Metal Storm Demonstrates Weapons to US Military

May 27, 2009 10:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.metalstorm.com () —Weapons developer Metal Storm Limited (ASX: MST) (PINKSHEETS: MTSXY) today announced it has completed a series of live firing demonstrations to the United States military and key defence industry figures.Metal Storm CEO Dr. Lee Finniear said the live firings were...

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US delegation mixed on China climate change pact

May 27, 2009 9:59 pm | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she remains hopeful of reaching an agreement with China on a common approach to climate change ahead of a conference in December in Copenhagen, despite considerable pessimism among other members of her congressional delegation.The group...

Obama taps Chicagoan for ambassador to Britain, IL

May 27, 2009 9:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has picked a retired Chicago investment banker as ambassador to Britain.The White House on Wednesday announced a slate of top diplomats in capitals from Tokyo to Paris. The group fills many of the highest profile jobs in the foreign service and will be...

Quarter Highlighted by Proposed Combination of Businesses With U.S. Biotechnology Firm Agennix in New German Company

May 27, 2009 9:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.gpc-biotech.com () —GPC Biotech AG (FRANKFURT: GPC) (XETRA: GPC) today reported financial results for the first quarter and three months ended March 31, 2009.First quarter 2009 compared to first quarter 2008The Company had no revenues in the first quarter of 2009, compared to EUR 1.5...

Metrolink considers hiring its own train crews, 1st Ld-Writethru, CA

May 27, 2009 9:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California commuter rail agency is considering hiring its own train crews after learning that its current contractor may cut ties in the wake of last year's deadly Metrolink train crash, officials said Wednesday.Metrolink board member Richard Katz told the Los Angeles...

Barack and a Hard Place: Obama Appoints Sotomayor

May 27, 2009 9:38 pm | by Alan ColmesAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Dennis Miller Opines on Reality TV, "American Idol''

May 27, 2009 9:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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Technology Increasing Sexual Behavior from Kids?

May 27, 2009 9:33 pm | by Bill O'ReillyAssociated Press | News | Comments

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