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Business News Archive - June 19, 2008

By JOHN DUNBAR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is recommending approval of the $5 billion merger between the nation's two satellite radio broadcasters in exchange for concessions that include turning over 24 channels to noncommercial and minority programming.

By Trebor Banstetter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 18--Travelers can expect fares and fees to continue to rise, while airline employees will endure more layoffs as the major carriers shrink even more than expected later this year as they grapple with record fuel prices.

By Karen Maeshiro PALMDALE -- Beginning Sept. 3, United Airlines will add two more daily flights between Palmdale and San Francisco in a bid to lure more people to use the Palmdale airport.

Executives of Sun Country Airlines and Union members today met with a group of Minnesota legislators and staffers to provide them an update on Sun Country's status and initiate discussions about financial relief due to record fuel prices in the form of fee abatements, loans or other non-cash support initiatives.

Global Digital Signage Solutions Leader to Collaborate with U.K- Based Aviation Software Developer to Jointly Install Digital OOH Media Networks in Airports Worldwide Abelson Group, Inc. Keith R.

By Subhro Niyogi KOLKATA: India's largest construction company, firms from Canada and Turkey as well as an Italian-Thai joint venture have bid for the Rs 1,942 crore modernization project of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. All three international firms have Indian partners.

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Tuesday questioned the aviation ministry's sudden decision to keep the scientifically chalked out flight duty timings of pilots in abeyance.

By Dave Peyton, Daily Mail Columnist * Nobody tries to get ordinary people to fly these days A television pundit spoke the obvious late last week about airline travel: He said we are rapidly returning to those days when only rich folks will be able to fly.

Searchers Wednesday had no success in finding a small airplane carrying a pilot and two Japanese tourists that disappeared the day before. The Cessna 172 took off from Kona Airport Tuesday morning for a tour of Kilauea and the Big Island but failed to return, KITV in Honolulu reported.

By Brian Brus Consumers have come to appreciate Oklahoma-grown tomatoes a little more thanks to a recent salmonella scare across the country, farmers market producers said.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'