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House members seek $136.3 billion in road projects, US

May 21, 2009 6:07 am | by JIM ABRAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abiding by a new policy of openness in seeking projects for their home districts, House members have requested $136.3 billion in earmarks in a highway and transit funding bill the House will take up this summer.The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said that, as of late...

$200M construction plan approved for colleges, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 21, 2009 6:01 am | by MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $200 million financing plan for construction projects at state community and technical college campuses received approval Thursday from the State Bond Commission, despite concerns the borrowing will edge the state closer to its debt ceiling.The move nearer the state's...

General says new command arriving at NC post soon, 1st Ld-Writethru, NC

May 21, 2009 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A new Army command unit that is moving to North Carolina will be arriving a few months sooner than expected and make the move while managing two wars on declining federal funding, the commanding general said.Gen. Charles Campbell said Army Forces Command personnel will...

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Oregon joins other states to fight charity fraud, OR

May 21, 2009 5:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has joined the Federal Trade Commission and other states in Operation False Charity, a nationwide crackdown on fraudulent fundraisers who claim to help firefighters, police and veterans.Oregon Attorney General John Kroger also said Oregon reached a settlement with Secure...

Duke Energy acquires wind farm in eastern US, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Power generator Duke Energy Corp. on Thursday said it is acquiring a 70-megawatt wind power project in Pennsylvania, the company's first in the eastern U.S.The company will buy the North Allegheny Windpower Project from wind turbine manufacturer and project developer Gamesa...

Feds give $50M in aid to towns hit by auto layoffs, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The federal government will give car-manufacturing communities $50 million in grants to train laid-off workers for jobs in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors, the White House's auto recovery leader said Thursday.The funds also will provide job counseling and...

China, U.S. among Japan's concerns over hurdles for fair trade+

May 21, 2009 5:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: TO BE LED)China's planned compulsory certification of information technology security products and the controversial "Buy American" provision of the United States are among the inconsistencies with global trade rules that must be solved, according to the outline of an...

Gibbons meeting turns into shouting match in Ely, NV

May 21, 2009 5:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ELY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Jim Gibbons found himself in a shouting match during a town hall meeting in Ely when a handful of angry state workers challenged him on his planned 6 percent salary cuts.The Republican governor told residents that the salary cuts are needed to help solve a $3 billion budget...

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Ark. Supreme Court hears school funding case, 3rd Ld-Writethru, AR

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | by ANDREW DeMILLO - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An attorney for 14 school districts told the Arkansas Supreme Court Thursday that the state is using growth in local property taxes to reduce its share of funding for education and owes taxpayers $24 million.An assistant attorney general told justices that the lawsuit is an...

Ga. unemployment rate at 9.3 percent, GA

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia reported a 9.3 percent unemployment rate in April, almost unchanged from the previous two months.State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Thursday the numbers suggest Georgia's labor market "may be beginning to stabilize."But he cautioned that it's too soon to say for...

Stein Mart 1st-quarter profit more than doubles, APFN

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Department store operator Stein Mart Inc. said Thursday that its profit more than doubled in the first quarter as it significantly reduced expenses.Earnings soared to $16.1 million, or 38 cents per share, for the three months ended May 2 compared with $7 million, or 17...

New Orleans moves to sell bonds to fund rebuilding

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | by ALAN SAYRE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With money running tight, but buoyed by ratings upgrades, a city board took the first step Wednesday in selling up to $80 million in bonds to fund street repairs and other infrastructure projects backing up since Hurricane Katrina.On an 8-0 vote, the city's Board of Liquidation...

Brazil stocks recover following sharp losses, LT

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian stocks are making a partial comeback after falling sharply during the previous session.Sao Paulo's Ibovespa index was up 1.3 percent to 50,749 during the first 30 minutes of trading. Brazil's currency, the real, strengthened to 2.03 reals per dollar.Friday's advances came...

4TH LD: Japan's tally of new-flu infections reaches 292+

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING INFO IN 1ST-3RD, 13TH GRAFS)The tally of new-influenza infections in Japan continues to rise, reaching 292 on Thursday with Kyoto becoming the sixth Japanese prefecture with a patient, while Tokyo reported its second infection case.In Kyoto Prefecture, a...

Patti Blagojevich to join show husband couldn't, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 21, 2009 5:50 am | by MIKE ROBINSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wasn't allowed to appear in a network TV reality show in Costa Rica, so his wife will appear instead.A federal judge barred Blagojevich, who faces federal corruption charges, from being on the NBC show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here"...

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