Business News Archive - October 03, 2008

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has extended its cooperation with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to include its sister airline, SilkAir, in its code-share arrangement. "(With the new code-share), SilkAir customers will enjoy ...

By Mike Seate Our local airfield is called Pittsburgh International, but in reality its border-jump flights are limited to Canada and Mexico. That means reaching Europe, for example, requires booking a connecting flight to cities such as New York, Philadelphia or Chicago.

MALAYSIA Airlines has clarified that it operates 50 weekly flights on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route, which works out to an average of seven flights per day. (c) 2008 New Straits Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

By James Thompson Massive spending on promotions fails to halt slide as consumers vote with their wallets and switch to cheaper rivals The high street bellwether Marks & Spencer revealed the depth of its food division's indigestion yesterday, as it posted dire underlying UK sales figures.

Alcoa Inc. said Wednesday the company marked its 120th anniversary by starting a Web site, www.alcoa.com/history, celebrating the company's progress since Oct. 1, 1888, the day it was incorporated as The Pittsburgh Reduction Co. in Pittsburgh.

By Goh Thean Eu JPK Holdings Bhd, a plastic precision moulder, expects to return to the black this financial year, helped by its Vietnam operations as well as a new product line.

Koppers Holdings Inc. of Pittsburgh said Wednesday it completed previously announced $160 million sale of its metallurgical coke plant in Monessen to Arcelor Mittal Holdings Inc. Koppers expects to get $90 million in cash from the sale.

By Kristie Linden The first Plum residents could get Verizon FiOS high-speed cable in their homes as soon as January. Borough Manager Mike Thomas said negotiations are moving forward, and he expects an agreement soon.

The Green Country Alternative Energy Expo is scheduled Thursday- Saturday at the Muskogee County Fairgrounds. Speakers will include Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Tom Price, Chesapeake Energy's senior vice-president for investor and government relations, said Sen.

By Paul Snyder As Wisconsin harnesses more energy from wind, American Transmission Co. LLC admits it still doesn't know how to spread out that power.

Word of the Day
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The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").