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Business News Archive - December 17, 2008

HAIFA, Israel, December 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) announced that it was recently awarded several airborne upgrade contracts at a total value of approximately $80 million.

Military support non-profit Soldiers' Angels will be the designated beneficiary of the annual Franco Harris/Lydell Mitchell Grid Iron Golf Tournament, held during Super Bowl week 2009. PASADENA, Calif., Dec.

ZALTBOMMEL and MEPPEL, The Netherlands, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executive Boards and Boards of Friesland Foods and Campina are pleased that the European Commission has approved the merger of the two dairy companies and dairy cooperatives.

An animal welfare problem of major proportions has been uncovered in a new report by WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. PLYMOUTH, Mass., Dec.

LOUISVILLE, KY, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Phoenix Coal Inc.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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