Business News Archive - November 12, 2008

Puget Sound Energy is closely monitoring the National Weather Service forecast of heavy rains and high winds, and is prepared to respond to power outages that may result from the storm front that is expected to reach the Puget Sound region Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

Chiyoda Corporation (TOKYO:6366)(ISIN:JP3528600004), Japan's leading engineering and construction firm, today reported consolidated financial results for the second quarter of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2009.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When we get serious about saving for retirement, we do some quick calculations and come up with The Number -- the amount we think we need to save to provide enough income to last throughout retirement.

Transamerica Life Insurance Company has introduced an upgraded version of its guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit rider, Retirement Income Choice, that can reportedly help address retirement challenges like long-term care costs and market volatility.

Key Highlights * Revenue increased 49% in the third quarter 2008 compared to the third quarter 2007; year to date increase 40% * EBITDA increased 121% in the third quarter 2008 when compared to the third quarter 2007; year to date increase 99% * EPS on a fully diluted basis increased to $0.75 compared to the third quarter 2007 to ($0.94), EPS, excluding non-recurring charges, increased to $1.19 * Advanced Materials' third quarter revenue and EBITDA improved by 17% and 120% compared to the third quarter of 2007 * Engineering Systems' third quarter revenue and EBITDA improved by 70% and 54% compared to the third quarter of 2007 * Timminco's third quarter revenue increased by 56% to $66.6 million and EBITDA increased to $7.4 million in the third quarter of 2007 * Graphit Kropfmuehl contributed $36.4 million to revenue and $4.1 million to EBITDA during Q3 2008 * Strong balance sheet; cash on hand of $154.2 million, net debt of $79.6

Holiday buffet feasts don't have to sabotage diet success.

MANITOWOC, Wis., Nov. 12, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Companies partnering with Orion Energy Systems Inc.

By Dan Reed More than half of US air travelers now prefer buying the cheapest available ticket, then paying fees for "extras" such as food and drink, preferred seating and checking bags. According to a new survey that captures for the first time U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'