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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.