Business News Archive - December 18, 2006

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines Maintenance Services and Allegiant Air, a subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company have signed a four-year comprehensive maintenance agreement, valued at more than $30 million and covering a variety of services.

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthy Food Holdings, a portfolio company of private equity firm Catterton Partners, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Van's International Foods, Inc., the maker and marketer of Van's Waffles. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday season, The Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd., (CTG), is excited to announce a bigger than ever fleet and expanded service to offer relief to busy shoppers and executives.

DALLAS, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- 7-Eleven, Inc. has named UST Inc. and BakeFresh Company, LLC, winners of its 2006 Retailer Initiative Awards. UST is a holding company for its principal subsidiaries U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'