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UNC Kenan-Flagler Creates International Board of Advisors

May 26, 2009 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ATTENTION: Education, Business editorsCHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 26 (AScribe Newswire) -- The University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School has created a new International Board of Advisors (BOA) of alumni who will advise the dean as the school expands its ongoing engagement with the...

Sotomayor made a law firm apologize, US

May 26, 2009 12:48 pm | by SHARON THEIMER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a senior at Yale Law School, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor forced a Washington law firm to apologize for what she considered discriminatory questions that a partner asked about her Puerto Rican heritage during a recruiting dinner.The questions included: "Do law firms do...

Ohio-based Goodyear ending 820 jobs in France, US

May 26, 2009 12:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to end consumer tire production at a plant in Amiens, France, as part of its strategy to reduce high-cost manufacturing.The decision announced Tuesday means Goodyear is cutting 820 of 1,200 jobs at the plant by the third quarter of 2010. The...

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Kan. Statehouse's $285M renovation continues, 1st Ld-Writethru, KS

May 26, 2009 12:47 pm | by JOHN HANNA - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Financial problems forced Kansas to close prisons and reduce aid to its public schools, but the budget-cutting won't stop a $285 million renovation of the Statehouse.Legislators approved an additional $38 million in bonds to keep the project going as part of the budget Gov. Mark...

Anchorage house prices show slight dip, AK

May 26, 2009 12:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The average home price in March in Anchorage was .38 percent lower than the same month last year, but a marked improvement from February.The new data is from First American CoreLogic, which said the Anchorage market had a .8 percent decrease in February compared to February...

States cut funding for anti-smoking programs, VT

May 26, 2009 12:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — After 30 years smoking Marlboros, 53-year-old Dave Hanna was ready to quit.Thanks to the Vermont Quit Network, he didn't have to do it alone: Hanna got one-on-one counseling, nicotine therapy patches and support materials from a state-funded tobacco-cessation coordinator at...

BW)(PA-ALLEGHENY-TECHNOLOGIE)(ATI.NYSE) Allegheny Technologies Announces Cash Tender Offer for Any and All of Its 8.375% Notes Due 2011 Business Editors

May 26, 2009 12:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding 8.375% Notes due 2011 (CUSIP No. 01741RAB8), of which $300 million in aggregate principal amount were...

Allegheny Technologies Announces Proposed Concurrent Senior Notes and Convertible Notes Offerings Business Editors

May 26, 2009 12:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) announced today its intention to offer concurrently $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2019 and $350 million aggregate principal amount of convertible notes due 2014. The offerings...

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U-Store-It Declares Second Quarter 2009 Dividend

May 26, 2009 12:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.u-store-it.com () —U-Store-It Trust (NYSE: YSI), a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities, announced that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly dividend of $0.025 per common share for the period ending June 30, 2009. The...

Tire fire forces evacuation of East Texas town, 7th Ld-Writethru, US

May 26, 2009 12:41 pm | by ANABELLE GARAY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

DALLAS (AP) — Toxic smoke from a blaze in an acre-size heap of old tires forced the evacuation of a small East Texas town and closed its schools Tuesday.Firefighters did not have enough water and foam to extinguish the fire, so they dug a ditch to get dirt to smolder the flames. Morning rain aided...

HL:Government projections show retiring workers will leave B.C. very short@

May 26, 2009 12:41 pm | by Terri Theodore @Associated Press | News | Comments

VANCOUVER — The B.C. government could lose as much as 60 per cent of its greying workforce in some ministries to retirement in the next decade, according to government documents.It means government plans to chop $1.9 billion over the next three years, in part by cutting executive and ministry...

Albi Homes Launches Estate Product in Cranston

May 26, 2009 12:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With ten new show homes added to their repertoire since last fall, Albi Homes (http://www.albihomes.com/preferred) - a Calgary new home builder, is proud to announce the grand opening of two new spectacular Estate show homes in Cranston Estates (http://www.albihomes.com/explore-where-cranston.asp)...

HL:McGuinty hints at possible aid for GM pensioners despite earlier opposition@

May 26, 2009 12:36 pm | by Romina Maurino@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has opened the door to the possibility of bailing out GM pensioners despite earlier pledges that taxpayer dollars wouldn't cover the retirees.While discussions on the aid package for the struggling automaker are still underway and no announcement is...

Safety review ordered after Boston trolley crash, 1st Ld-Writethru, MA

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by GLEN JOHNSON - AP Political Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — State officials announced Tuesday that they have ordered a peer review of transit safety practices after a trolley crash caused by a driver who police say was sending a text message at the time.Transportation Secretary James Aloisi said he had asked American Public Transportation...

Receives Complete Response Letter for BOTOX@ (Botulinum Toxin Type A) for Treatment of Upper Limb Spasticity in Adults Business Editors/Medical Editors

May 26, 2009 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 26, 2009-- Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) today announced it has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Company's Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for BOTOX(R) (Botulinum Toxin Type A) to...

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