Business News Archive - June 26, 2008

Last month was the busiest ever for a coach service between Temple Meads station and Bristol International Airport. More than 47,000 people used the Flyer bus in May - a rise of 27 per cent on the same period last year. In total, eight per cent of all airport passengers used the service.

Us carrier United Airlines has said 950 of its pilots will lose their jobs because of falling profits caused by high fuel costs and slow sales. The cuts are on top of plans to axe 1,600 jobs from the firm's workforce.

By John Le Couteur j.lecouteur Three giant wind turbines could soon be towering above the South Gloucestershire countryside. If plans for Alveston Wind Park win approval the towers would stand 100 metres (328 ft) tall.

By Michael Ribbeck Householders were warned to brace themselves for yet more misery yesterday with the bosses of the big energy firms claiming that the cost of household bills is likely to soar over the coming months.

By GEORGE JAHN VIENNA, Austria - Expectations of diminishing U.S. oil supplies and concerns about high fuel costs lessening demand in America kept prices within a narrow band today, with crude up only slightly over previous closing levels.

Cindy McCain, wife of the likely GOP U.S. presidential nominee, is facing some pressure over a possible sale of Anheuser-Busch, politicians' comments suggest.

By Jim Ritchie; Bonnie Pfister Flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport will be reduced by 8 percent to 9 percent after Labor Day as airlines struggle to counter soaring fuel costs, airport officials said today.

CHICAGO _ Managers at an FAA radar facility handling flights into and out of Chicago's airports are under investigation over allegations they covered up air-traffic control errors, authorities said Wednesday. The U.S.

Five Greenpeace campaigners, including one from West Yorkshire, yesterday admitted to climbing on top of an aircraft at Heathrow Airport as part of a climate change protest.

By Misti Crane and Monique Curet, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 25--If you have Kroger ground beef sold between May 21 and June 8 with sell-by dates in the same time frame, don't eat it.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).