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Business News Archive - December 12, 2007

By Pratik Joshi, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Dec. 11--WALLA WALLA -- Freda Tepfer of Walla Walla considers the new Grape Line bus service her link to Pasco and beyond.

By Bill Michelmore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Dec. 12--NIAGARA FALLS -- Tuesday was a day of superlatives at Niagara Falls International Airport, as the world's second-largest cargo plane sat on upstate New York's longest runway and got loaded up with equipment for the world's tallest building.

FedEx Ground, the small-package delivery unit of FedEx, has chosen a 127-acre site in Perrysburg Township, Ohio, as the location for a new hub to replace its existing Toledo operations.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Windstone Capital Partners, Inc., a southwest regional Investment Bank, today announced completion of a $20 Million Series A Equity Financing for its client, Energy and Power Solutions, Inc. ("EPS"), a clean tech Costa Mesa, California based company.

MURRAY HILL, N.J., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that the Alcatel-Lucent 7342 ISAM FTTU (Fiber to the User) solution has been granted both "Rural Development Acceptance" and "Buy American" status by the U.S.

Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC (LDH Energy) announced today that its subsidiary, LDH Energy Mont Belvieu L.P., has signed an agreement with Colonial Pipeline and commenced a major expansion and reconfiguration of storage capacity at its Mont Belvieu storage facility near Houston, Texas.

Valcent Products Inc. (OTCBB: VCTPF) - The Vertigro Joint Venture has released initial test results from its high density bio mass (algae) field test bed plant located at its research and development facility in El Paso, Texas.

Northwest Airlines (NYSE:NWA) today unveiled new uniform designs for its flight attendants and airport customer service employees during a high-energy runway fashion show at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • 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.'
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