Business News Archive - September 19, 2007

By Jim Getz, The Dallas Morning News Sep. 19--To workers who battle bumper-to-bumper traffic daily, it might not feel as if the Dallas area's average commute was a minute shorter in 2006 in than in 2000 -- but that's what a U.S. Census Bureau survey has found.

ELIZABETH, Ill., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Jo-Carroll Energy announced today its plan to build an 80 megawatt, biomass-fueled, renewable energy center on approximately 60 acres immediately south of the Danisco plant on Illinois State Route 84 between Savanna and Thomson.

MIAMI, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The latest fall forecast for South Florida is in, courtesy of American Airlines: cool fares, coupled with convenient flights to exciting destinations, will make for a red hot travel season.

Speaking today at the Bank of America Conference in San Francisco, H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) Chairman, President and CEO William R.

Trafigura AG, a branch of Trafigura, the world's third largest commodities trading company, announced a gift of $10,000 to Montana Tech, the University of Montana's School of Mines and Engineering located in Butte.

Delta Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: DOIG) is pleased to announce that it has committed itself to Ranken Energy Corporation to participate in a three well drilling program at Garvin County, Oklahoma (the "2007-1 Drilling Program"). Delta has agreed to take a 20% working interest in this program.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.