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''Painting 101" Package Features Videos, Tips, and Techniques for Do-It-Yourself Painting

May 27, 2009 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —Summer may be on the horizon, but paint school is in session at The new "Painting 101" package (,2829,DIY_2493 —87 407,00.html) teaches the techniques that only the pros know, with videos, articles, and...

SolarWinds closes initial public offering, APFN

May 27, 2009 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — SolarWinds Inc., a provider of enterprise-class network management software, closed its initial public offering of 12.1 million shares of common stock at $12.50 per share.The company had estimated an initial public offering price ranging between $9.50 per share and $11.50 per...

Vista Dorada Signs Agreement With Wind Turbine Manufacturer

May 27, 2009 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vista Dorada Corp. (OTCBB: VIDR) ("Vista Dorada" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that a Letter of Intent ("LOI") has been signed with GC Nordic of Wuhan, China in order to enter into a share purchase and exchange agreement.The terms of the agreement, subject to a period of due diligence by...


Sanford asks federal court to take stimulus suit, 2nd Ld-Writethru, SC

May 27, 2009 11:02 am | by JIM DAVENPORT - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state Supreme Court canceled a hearing in a lawsuit by two students seeking to require Gov. Mark Sanford to request federal money for schools Wednesday after the governor asked a federal court to take up the case.Sanford's action came hours after the Supreme Court allowed...

Vision of state Heritage Center fading, WA

May 27, 2009 10:56 am | by ADAM WILSON - The Olympian - Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After spending $10 million during four years of planning, the vision of state officials for a majestic state Heritage Center is fading and its future existence in doubt.When completed in 2012, the project was expected to be the biggest and boldest thing built on the Capitol...

Monroe County lumber mill adding 20 new jobs, AL

May 27, 2009 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lumber company in Monroe County is expanding and adding new jobs at a time when many sawmills are closing because of the depressed new housing market.Martin Cos. LLC said Tuesday it would spend $5 million to expand its Rocky Creek Lumber Co. mill in Mexia in Monroe County....

President, Mrs. Obama to hold Book Festival, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 27, 2009 10:56 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will preside over the ninth National Book Festival, a daylong celebration of the joys of reading and literacy, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, on the National Mall."The National Book Festival has become a true American...

Energy bill become law, without guv's signature, VT

May 27, 2009 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Unhappy with it but unwilling to veto it, Gov. Jim Douglas is allowing a renewable energy bill to become law.The Republican governor said Wednesday he won't sign the measure, which calls on state utility regulators to set above-market wholesale rates for electric companies to...


Southern Co. to operate carbon capture center, AL

May 27, 2009 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern Co. will operate the National Carbon Capture Center at a facility next to Alabama Power's Gaston plant at Wilsonville.The company announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Energy's center will develop and test advanced technologies to capture carbon dioxide...

New members join Satyam's board Wednesday, APFN

May 27, 2009 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Satyam Computer Services Ltd. said the appointment of four Venturbay Consultants Private Ltd. directors to its board is now effective Wednesday, rather than on June 1 as the outsourcing company previously announced.The board members are Vineet Nayyar, C.P. Gurnani, Sanjay Kalra and...

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Lean and Sustainability

May 27, 2009 10:44 am | by Jamie Flinchbaugh, Lean Expert | Videos | Comments

Operate more profitably … and energy is not the only area to improve. (Click Here to Listen)   Lean expert Jamie Flinchbaugh discusses the clear links between sustainability and lean ...  

US cracks down on alleged Hezbollah financiers, US

May 27, 2009 10:44 am | by JEANNINE AVERSA - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration moved Wednesday to impose financial sanctions on two men accused of providing financial support to the Hezbollah terror group.The Treasury Department's action covers Kassim Tajideen, who operates a network of businesses in Lebanon and Africa, and Abd al...

UI professor questions money spent in New Mexico, 1st Ld-Writethru, ID

May 27, 2009 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho is spending nearly $400,000 a year to support three employees in New Mexico without any oversight, an electrical engineering professor at the school says."I've asked the question of three different university administrators, 'Why do we have an operation...

Moving with BC-Home Sales-Northeastern Cities, BC-Home Sales-Southern Cities, BC-Home Sales-Midwestern Cities, US

May 27, 2009 10:39 am | by ALEX VEIGA - AP Real Estate Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investors and first-time buyers, often bidding against each other for foreclosed properties, continue to propel home sales in the West, according to two reports released Wednesday.In the 13-state region, sales of previously occupied homes posted an annual increase of 16 percent...

Professors Offer Executive Compensation Solution Business Editors/Education Editors

May 27, 2009 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 27, 2009-- Having regulated CEO pay in firms that have received bailout money, the Obama administration is now in serious discussions about overhauling compensation practices across the entire financial services industry. A working paper by Alex Edmans, Assistant...


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