Business News Archive - October 04, 2008

US Airways received a higher rate of complaints from passengers in August than did any of the nearly 20 airlines tracked by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the agency said Thursday.

Where to go, how to save, what to avoid DESTINATION OF THE WEEK THE CLUB-CLASS CABIN British Airways has quietly introduced a cut-price upgrade system for those flying in the cheap seats from Heathrow.

Tories announce plans to scrap Heathrow expansion and introduce high-speed train.

Gemma O'Reilly A new boutique private jet airline that aims to be the 'most desirable private club in the sky' has called in Citigate Dewe Rogerson. At the same time, Citigate has landed a brief to launch an exclusive private members club in London.

Pom Flying Club, based at Humberside Airport has trained the UK's youngest pilot. Sally Cluley (17) , from Leicester, trained at the airport and attracted national media interest for her achievements.

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 3 October [Report by Desie Heita: "Onshore Diamond Production Down"] The eventuality of a decrease in one of Namibia's major sources of income is increasingly becoming a reality with the onshore diamond production continuing to decline.

By DAN SHAW Courier & Press staff writer 464-7519 or shawd@courierpress.com Ohio Valley Aluminum is shutting down its plant in Boonville, Ind., for a while. The company, based in Louisville, Ky., told the 59 workers at the plant of the decision Monday.

By Joe Napsha Steelworkers at Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. in Bridgeville could go on strike because of an ongoing contract dispute with the company, a union representative said today.

By Jim Ritchie State Auditor General Jack Wagner on Thursday said he wants criminal investigators to determine whether the Port Authority of Allegheny County gave an illegal retirement package to former CEO Paul Skoutelas.

By JAMES DALEY What is the state second pension? The state second pension - which is abbreviated to S2P - is an earnings-related scheme paid on top of your basic state pension. It used to be known as the state earnings related pension scheme (Serps).

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]