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'Heroes,' 'Chuck' part of NBC's time-share season, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by DAVID BAUDER - AP Television Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is giving the equivalent of broadcast timeshares to "Heroes," ''Chuck" and some of its six new series to keep airing original fare in a schedule where the chief constant is Jay Leno.The network is building prime time and its hopes to escape fourth place around Leno and the...

ND company to handle Chinese city's health data, 2nd Ld-Writethru, ND

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by DALE WETZEL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Chinese city has hired a North Dakota company to collect and analyze health data as part of a push to improve its residents' medical care, a company executive says.Noridian Administrative Services, of Fargo, will be building a data center and a call center in China to handle...

Tethys Petroleum Limited: First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tethys Petroleum Limited ("Tethys" or the "Company" (TSX: TPL)) today announced its first quarter 2009 financial results. These are the first results reported by the Company in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). The Company's previous financial results have been...

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Penn Virginia prices offering at $19 per share, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — Penn Virginia Corp. on Tuesday said it priced its public common stock offering of 3.5 million shares at $19 apiece, a discount to its Monday closing price of $20.22.That puts proceeds from the offering at about $66.5 million.The oil and natural gas company said its underwriters...

UFood Grill Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.ufoodgrill.com () —UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) has appointed two new members to their Board of Directors. Joining the team are Keith Mueller and Richard Golden, both formerly of Accenture.Mr. Mueller currently serves as Advisor to BookKeeping Express, the only national...

Spaniard sued for music file-sharing networks

May 19, 2009 7:21 am | by CIARAN GILES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADRID (AP) — Recording companies went to court Tuesday claiming euro13 million ($17.5 million) from a Spaniard they accuse of profiting from computer programs he designed to allow free music downloads over the Internet.The Promusicae association of Spanish recording firms and branches of...

Altria echos that smokeless items key for business, US

May 19, 2009 7:15 am | by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's largest tobacco maker, Altria Group, is reiterating the importance of smokeless tobacco products to its business.The Richmond-based maker of Marlboro, Parliament and Virginia Slims held its shareholder meeting in Richmond on Tuesday.Chief Executive Michael E....

Pack Light With iGo(R) This Memorial Holiday Weekend

May 19, 2009 7:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.iGo.com () —According to the AAA, 38.8 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial holiday (http://www.igo.com/) despite the weakened economy, high gas prices and increased vacation costs. As 84% of those travelers hit the road and 11% fly the friendly skies, the majority of...

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Yusuf embraces his Cat Stevens legacy on new CD, US

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by CHARLES J. GANS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Yusuf enjoys the reaction he gets while driving his 1960s-vintage Volkswagen van though London — a vehicle he recently had custom-painted with artwork from his days as the artist known as Cat Stevens, including images depicting classic hits like "Peace Train" and...

Hawaii gov cuts 2 percent more from state spending, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is ordering her office and other executive branch agencies to cut their spending an additional 2 percent over the next six weeks.That represents a reduction of about $36 million through June 30, the end of the current fiscal year.In a press release Monday,...

Investment lawsuit costs schools $765,000 so far, WI

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five Wisconsin school districts have already spent more than $765,000 on attorney fees as they try to retrieve money from bad investments.The school districts collectively invested $200 million in risky collateralized debt obligations. They had hoped the investments would help fund...

La. House unknowingly votes for stimulus override, 2nd Ld-Writethru, LA

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by MELINDA DESLATTE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana House unanimously agreed to override Gov. Bobby Jindal's rejection of $98 million in federal stimulus dollars to expand unemployment benefits. But it's unlikely most representatives even knew what they were voting for.Rep. Avon Honey, D-Baton Rouge, quietly...

Hawaii gets environmentally friendly fed stimulus, APFN

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's four counties are due to receive more than $51 million in federal money to replace cesspools, install water mains and otherwise upgrade the state's aging water and sewer infrastructure.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday the money was set aside in the federal...

HL:Canadian dollar is trading at 86.38 cents US, up 1.57 cents at 11 a.m. ET@

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — The Canadian dollar traded at 86.38 cents US, up 1.57 cents on Tuesday. The U.S. dollar was trading at C$1.1577 down 2.14 cents.Pound sterling was at C$1.7949 up 0.59 of cent and US$1.5504, up 3.31 cents.The euro was at C$1.5753, down 1.53 cents.Quotations provided by the BMO Capital...

Dem fundraiser convicted in NY corruption trial, US

May 19, 2009 7:14 am | by TOM HAYS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime Democratic fundraiser has been convicted of violating campaign finance laws.A Manhattan jury convicted Norman Hsu (SHOO) on Tuesday. The case became an embarrassment to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other prominent Democrats.Prosecutors said the...

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