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Settlement reached in 'Passion' lawsuit, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 12:50 pm | by ANTHONY McCARTNEY - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a screenwriter's lawsuit against Mel Gibson over "The Passion of the Christ."A notice of settlement filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court stated that an agreement had been reached and was being put into writing. The filing asked a judge to...

Rates $533MM Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities CSMC 2009-4R Business Editors

May 18, 2009 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 18, 2009-- Fitch Ratings has assigned ratings and Rating Outlooks to Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities CSMC 2009-4R as follows:--$152,744,000 exchangeable class 1-A-1 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;--$125,789,000 class 1-A-2 'AAA'; Outlook Stable;--$8,985,000...

Changing NC tort standard for injured passes House, 2nd Ld-Writethru, NC

May 18, 2009 12:50 pm | by GARY D. ROBERTSON - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In North Carolina courts, an injured person hurt in a car accident or slipping on a wet floor can't recover damages in court if a jury determines the plaintiff was even slightly to blame for the trouble.An effort to change that rule of civil litigation so the plaintiff gets an...

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Beckman Coulter plans $750M stock, note offerings, 1st Ld-Writethru

May 18, 2009 12:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Biomedical diagnostics instrument maker Beckman Coulter Inc. on Monday announced the pricing of a public stock offering and two senior note offerings expected to generate up to $750 million.Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes and to help finance the...

Michigan gets about $3.8B in federal stimulus cash, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:50 pm | by TIM MARTIN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan appears to be getting a fair share of money from the federal stimulus package.State officials announced Monday that Michigan, its local governments and other agencies received about $3.8 billion during the program's first 90 days. The state also upgraded its Recovery...

San Angelo national sheep auction report, TX

May 18, 2009 12:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — San Angelo national sheep auction report for Week Ending Friday, May 29, 2009:Weekly Trends: Compared to last week slaughter lambs mostly steady to 5.00 lower, instances 10.00-15.00 lower on light lambs; slaughter ewes steady to 4.00 lower; feeder lambs 5.00-10.00 lower. At...

Optimize Engine Performance

May 18, 2009 12:47 pm | Kavlico Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Kavlico (Moorpark, CA) has released two pressure sensors for the heavy-duty truck and bus market sector which assist in optimizing engine performance. 

US Forest Service chief announces land grants, 1st Ld-Writethru, VT

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by WILSON RING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — A vast tract of Northern Vermont forest land that is home to bear, bobcats and moose and is crisscrossed by snowmobile trails is going to be protected from development while remaining open to the public.The Eden Forest project is being helped with a grant from the U.S. Forest...

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VHA Inc. Recognizes 38 Hospitals for Clinical Excellence

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

VHA Inc., a national health care alliance, has honored 38 hospitals with the 2009 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence.The VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence recognizes hospitals that improved clinical quality, patient safety or the patient experience, and the winners had to meet...

Panel meets to approve list of high-tech swimsuits, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by GRAHAM DUNBAR - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A panel of swimming experts met Monday to decide which high-tech swimsuits will be approved for racing on a list scheduled for release Tuesday.FINA, the sport's governing body, appointed a special commission to sift through laboratory test results for hundreds of...

2 plead not guilty in Macon on fraud charges, 1st Ld, GA

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A man and a woman accused of defrauding more than four dozen investors out of $2.11 million have pleaded not guilty in federal court in Macon.The two, 56-year-old Gary Sheldon Hutcheson and 52-year-old Saundra McKinney Pyles, both of Macon, were indicted April 22 on five counts of...

Army plans to break up $160B modernization effort, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by STEPHEN MANNING - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army plans to break up its $160 billion modernization plan and will give the high-tech fighting tools to all its combat brigades instead of just a handful as originally planned, a spokesman for the service said Monday.The decision to field the robots, precision missiles and...

Panel updates Delaware's revenue forecast, APFN

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by RANDALL CHASE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers charged with fashioning the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 have a daunting task ahead of them.The panel that sets Delaware's official revenue forecast voted Monday to decrease the revenue estimate for the current year by more than $18 million,...

Corrective Actions and Control Already Implemented; Restatement Currently Being Completed

May 18, 2009 12:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.sitestar.com () —Sitestar Corporation (OTCBB: SYTE), a provider of residential, business and wholesale Internet access, web hosting and value-added products and services, announced today that its Board of Directors, on the recommendation of its independent registered public accounting...

Judge allows deposition of Dell Inc. executive, 1st Ld-Writethru, LA

May 18, 2009 12:38 pm | by BECKY BOHRER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state court judge Monday ordered the deposition of Dell Inc. Chief Executive Michael Dell in a lawsuit over New Orleans' problem-plagued crime camera program.At issue: what, if anything, he knew of Dell's sale of camera equipment to the city and whether the issue of...

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