Business News Archive - October 06, 2008

Briefing Citigroup said a judge in New York state had extended the bank's sole right to negotiate with Wachovia after Wells Fargo launched a competing bid for the North Carolina lender.

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Washington's financial bailout plan is now law. So the credit spigot will start flowing again, banks will resume lending and an economic recovery can begin, right? Wrong.

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle has approved a $373,685 project to construct a T-hangar and taxiway extension at the Platteville Municipal Airport. It releases $2,927 in state funds to extend a taxiway in the hangar area, update planning documents and upgrade runway edge lights.

KOTA KINABALU: The Transport Ministry has approved three new air routes to connect Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Miri with Singapore on budget airline AirAsia. The three direct flight routes are expected to start before the year-end.

By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press WASHINGTON - North Dakota farmers have spent $6 million to open a pair of Washington restaurants, one just blocks from the White House, to showcase food from family farms.

By Dr A. Soorian THERE is no dispute that cigarette smoking is a killer. And nicotine is at the root of the addiction.

By Alan Guebert Boy, that was quick. The fat, fine profits most grain and livestock commodity prices held in July quickly disappeared - some faster than a Wall Street investment bank - by the end of September.

By Craig Smith Meriwether Lewis arrived at Fort Fayette in Pittsburgh on July 15, 1803, expecting to pick up the keeled boat he commissioned to take his top-secret expedition up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.

By FA Krift They arrive early for council meetings, pick up zoning board meeting agendas and attend school board workshops. They confront the officials in public, call them on the phone, chide them in e-mails and upbraid them in blogs.

Residents of two Rostraver homes were evacuated Saturday by the Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Department, after one homeowner spotted cracks outside the property and the back of the house started to slide.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.