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BW)(TX-BMC-SOFTWARE/CARFAX)(BMC.NYSE) CUSTOMER SUCCESS: CARFAX Reduces Manual Tasks by 70 Percent with BMC Software, Boosting ROI and Expediting Customer Service Business Editors...

May 21, 2009 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- All businesses rely on data but, for some, data is also their product. At CARFAX, managing a huge volume of constantly changing data requires a reliable, high-performance IT infrastructure. Customers expect the company's online vehicle history reports to...

HL:Canadian dollar opens at 87.63 cents US, down 0.06 of a cent@

May 21, 2009 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar opened at 87.63 cents US this morning, down 0.06 of a cent from Wednesday's close. The U.S. dollar stood at C$1.1411, up 0.07 of a cent.Pound sterling worth C$1.7853 down 1.13 cents, and US$1.5645 down 1.09 cents.The Euro was worth C$1.5721, up 0.18 of a...

Karcher Reveals Britain-A Nation of Dirty Car Owners

May 21, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Editors Note: There is a Photo and a Video associated with this Press Release."Manners maketh the man", the saying goes, but "motors maketh the man" could be a lot nearer the target. Why? Because your car says as much about you as a well-tailored suit or the latest gadget. And yet, as a Karcher...

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Massey recalls miners to work on flood recovery, APFN

May 21, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Massey Energy Co. says it has called back 23 laid off workers to help with flood relief in southern West Virginia.Vice President of Surface Operations Mike Snelling says the miners were among approximately 60 laid off recently from Massey's Superior Surface...

Clayton Co. police find skeletal remains, GA

May 21, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Clayton County police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains near Interstate 675 and Highway 138.The bones were found Wednesday afternoon not far from the Clayton-Henry County line.Investigators are awaiting tests results to determine if the bones are...

Developers question Maine energy bill, ME

May 21, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Energy developers proposing more than $5 billion worth of projects in Maine say legislation under consideration threatens their projects.Executives at three firms told the Portland Press Herald that wording in an energy bill might prompt them to shift millions of dollars in...

MF Global's 4Q loss widens on impairment charge, APFN

May 21, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — MF Global Ltd., a futures and options broker, said Thursday its fiscal fourth-quarter loss widened due to a goodwill impairment charge and declining revenue.MF Global's net loss after paying preferred dividends grew to $119.4 million, or 98 cents per share, during the quarter ended...

3RD LD: Japan's tally of new-flu infections reaches 290+

May 21, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO, May 21 (Kyodo) — (EDS: UPDATING FIGURE IN 1ST GRAF, ADDING INFO IN 5TH-8TH GRAFS)The tally of new-influenza infections in Japan continues to rise, reaching 290 on Thursday with new cases confirmed in Osaka and Hyogo prefectures mostly among high school students as well as a 7-year-old girl.A...

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Capital One cutting 180 jobs in Baton Rouge, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 21, 2009 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Capital One Financial Corp. said Wednesday that it will eliminate 180 jobs at a Baton Rouge telephone sales and loan processing service center.The McLean, Va.-based banking and credit card provider is consolidating the functions of telephone sales to small businesses,...

State Patrol predicts big increase in fatalities, GA

May 21, 2009 3:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATLANTA (AP) — The State Patrol is predicting a 29 percent increase in fatal traffic accidents in Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday weekend from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday.Troopers estimate 18 people will die and another 875 will be injured in 2,725 crashes.Last year 14 died and 723...

AARP pushes for lower electric bills, VT

May 21, 2009 3:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Advocates are proposing lowering power bills for low-income Vermonters.AARP Vermont is asking the Public Service Board to start a program that would cut monthly bills by 25 percent for Vermonters making less than $16,245 a year.The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus says Vermont is...

AstraZeneca gets order protecting its asthma drug, APFN

May 21, 2009 3:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — AstraZeneca PLC says a federal court has blocked rival Apotex Inc. from launching a generic version of the British company's child asthma drug Pulmicort Respules, which generated almost $900 million in sales last year.Late Wednesday, AstraZeneca said the U.S. District Court in New...

Utah law enforcement gets stimulus $, UT

May 21, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly $10 million in federal stimulus funds will go to support Utah law enforcement.The money is for maintaining or increasing public safety in the state. Law enforcement agencies can use the funds to create new jobs, retain current positions or make upgrades within the...

Visionaries Form 4mm Games Business Editors/Entertainment Editors

May 21, 2009 3:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- 4mm Games, LLC ("4mm") today officially announced its formation. The company was founded by Rockstar Games co-founders Jamie King and Gary Foreman and former Image Metrics exec Nicholas Perrett, joined by Paul Coyne, a respected twenty year veteran of the...

JPMorgan HVAC Conference Business Editors/Building/Construction Writers

May 21, 2009 3:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COCONUT GROVE, Fla.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 21, 2009-- Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) announced today that Albert H. Nahmad, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Barry S. Logan, Senior Vice President, are scheduled to present at the JPMorgan HVAC Conference being held at the JPMorgan Conference...

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