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Md. board bans businessman from state contracts, MD

May 20, 2009 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Board of Public Works has indefinitely barred a Maryland businessman from work on state contracts.Alan Fabian pleaded guilty last year in federal court to a multimillion-dollar fraud involving the sale and lease of nonexistent computer hardware and software. The Board...

Novartis buys part of generics maker for $1.2B, 1st Ld-Writethru, EU

May 20, 2009 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Novartis AG said Wednesday that it will buy the generic injectable cancer drugs business of Austria's EBEWE Pharma for euro925 million ($1.2 billion) in cash.Novartis said EBEWE's products will be incorporated into its own generics units Sandoz,...

AMG reports on results of Annual General Meeting

May 20, 2009 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. ("AMG", EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: "AMG") reports on the results of the Annual General Meeting held on 13 May 2009 in Amsterdam.During the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held in Amsterdam on 13 May 2009, all voting items on the agenda have been approved by the...


HL:The Canadian Press Entertainment-Life News Budget, Wednesday, May 20@

May 20, 2009 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans from The Canadian Press as of 18:05 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant.Entertainment questions may be directed to Andrea Baillie at 416-507-2162. Health and Lifestyles questions go to Anne Tobin at 416-507-2141. Copy moves by 18:30 unless otherwise...

HL:The Canadian Press World News Budget - Wednesday, May 20, 2009.@

May 20, 2009 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are the budgeted stories as of 19:30 ET. The editor handling World news in Toronto can be reached at 416-507-2165.@WASHINGTON@ — American protectionism is expanding rapidly despite President Barack Obama's commitment to free trade, Industry Minister Tony Clement said Wednesday. The so-called...

Review: is as simple as it sounds

May 20, 2009 9:04 am | by RYAN NAKASHIMA - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every week or so I undertake a rigorous mental challenge: matching my socks.The toughest ones are the black ones, because they're not all alike. Some fade bluish, others don't. Some have dimples, others ribbing. Elastics stretch and break differently, and I am regularly...

African Copper plc: Disclosure of Shareholding

May 20, 2009 9:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

African Copper plc (AIM: ACU)(BOTSWANA:AFRICAN COPPER) was notified on 26 May 2009 of a change in the notifiable interest held by Barclays plc in the ordinary shares of the Company.As from 26 May 2009 Barclays plc no longer has a notifiable interest in ordinary shares in the Company.

Intel lawyer: 'uphill battle' to fight EU charges

May 20, 2009 9:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel Corp.'s top lawyer says that fighting the European Union's record $1.45 billion antitrust fine will be an "uphill battle."Bruce Sewell, general counsel for the world's No. 1 computer microprocessor maker, said at the company's annual shareholder meeting Wednesday...


Judge denies motion to postpone Chrysler sale, 3rd Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 20, 2009 9:03 am | by BREE FOWLER - AP Auto Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday denied a motion from a pair of Indiana state pension funds and a state construction fund to delay the proposed sale of most of Chrysler's assets, saying the funds' plan to challenge the legality of the sale in another court wasn't enough of a reason...

'Regulatory czar' nomination clears Senate panel, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 9:03 am | by JENNIFER C. KERR - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein won committee approval from a Senate panel on Wednesday — moving the renowned legal scholar closer to becoming the nation's "regulatory czar."Sunstein would lead the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an obscure but powerful office...

Lawyer: Former NC first lady won't quit her job, 5th Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 9:03 am | by MIKE BAKER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina first lady Mary Easley will not resign from her job at North Carolina State University, her attorney said Thursday, defying advice of university superiors that she step aside from the $170,000-a-year position.Raleigh lawyer Marvin Schiller said at a news...

House passes state payroll bill, OK

May 20, 2009 9:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has passed legislation to help with the transition to a biweekly payroll system for state workers.The bill passed the House 88-13 Wednesday and now goes to the Senate for final consideration.The measure creates a structure to ensure a smooth transition from a...

Proven Platform Offers New Features, Refinements and Improvements for Windows-Based Hosting

May 20, 2009 9:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Ensim Corporation, the leading provider of change management, user provisioning and access control software, today announced the immediate availability of Ensim Unify Service Provider 4.7.0. The new version was developed in response to customer requests and incorporates a...

Revolutionary Polyethylene Adhesive

May 20, 2009 8:58 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) MB514 polypropylene adhesive etches away at the bonding challenges presented by non-polar and low energy polyolefin surfaces

Agency CFO says Ind. jobless fund fix not enough, 2nd Ld-Writethru, IN

May 20, 2009 8:57 am | by KEN KUSMER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The new law aimed at fixing Indiana's bankrupt unemployment insurance fund doesn't get the whole job done and employers likely will face higher federal taxes next year along with higher state taxes, a state oversight board heard Wednesday.Chief Financial Officer Scott Sanders of...


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