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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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