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Business News Archive - October 19, 2008

Aviation officials say they're investigating a collision between a taxiing airplane and a maintenance truck at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. A United Express jet, operated by SkyWest Airlines, was taxiing on a closed runway at 4:49 a.m.

South Korea Sunday said it will provide $100 billion in state guarantees on banks' foreign debts in an effort to combat a dollar shortage in the country. The move is also aimed at bolstering confidence in South Korea's financial markets, Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, reported Sunday.

White support for Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama is so complex that even some avowed racists are backing him, researchers say.

Airport staff at Britain's second busiest airport say they failed a security test because they rush to keep queues of passengers to a minimum. The staff at Gatwick failed to identify fake explosives carried by undercover inspectors from Brussels, The Sunday Times of London reported.

LONDON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Guggenheim Aviation Partners Ltd. (GAP), a leading participant in the commercial aircraft leasing market, today announced the opening of a representative office in Singapore and the appointment of Stephen Barnes as Director, Marketing (Asia).

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.