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 gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.