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Business News Archive - September 04, 2007

By Anonymous Analysis and Recommendations Over the past few years, an important debate has been sustained about the necessity/wisdom of protecting commercial airliners against the perceived threat of man- portable air defence systems (MANPADS) in the hands of terrorist groups.

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MMC Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMCE) announced today that the Company has reached a key milestone by filing a permit application with the San Diego Air Pollution Control District (SDAPCD) to upgrade the MMC Escondido power plant.

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Prairie State Energy Campus today announced it has entered into an agreement with Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC) to purchase a 125 megawatt equity share of the project.

By DEBRA LANDIS CORRESPONDENT GIRARD - Nearly 200 employees of the Crown II mine in Macoupin County were laid off Thursday following the sale of the Freeman United Coal Mining Co., headquartered in Springfield. The new owners say they plan to close Crown II, which is near Girard.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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