Business News Archive - July 11, 2008

By Law Kumar Mishra DHANBAD: Jharia Development and Rehabilitation Authority on Tuesday decided to set up eight new townships between Dhanbad in Jharkhand and Raniganj in West Bengal to house more than one lakh families to be displaced by underground fires raging for several decades in coalfield areas.

By JONATHAN DOBRER CAN we all stipulate that efficient and affordable mass rapid transit would be a wonderful thing for Southern California? Can we agree that it would be a pleasure to get out of our cars, the traffic jams and escape from high-priced gasoline? Can we also agree that none of this is likely to happen in our lifetime? Yes, I'd love a subway to the sea.

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OPPONENTS of plans to open a surface coal mine near Leeds remain firmly against the plans despite changes to the scheme.

By Mark Niquette, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 10--As Barack Obama returns to Ohio Friday to discuss energy security, the presidential campaigns are arguing about a major piece of the energy picture in the Buckeye State: coal.

By DANIEL LOVERING, AP business writer PITTSBURGH - Alcoa Inc.'s second-quarter earnings fell nearly 24 percent as higher prices failed to offset the costs of raw materials, energy and disruptions at several facilities, the aluminum producer said Tuesday.

By DAN SHAW, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7519 or shawd@courierpress.com Alcoa employees are not responsible for a slowing of production at the company's Warrick plant, says the Newburgh chapter of the United Steelworkers union.

By Paul Mariadass I REFER to James Gonzales' letter on his grievances as a pensioner ("40 per cent hardly enough to cope with rising costs" - NST, June 30). There have been several letters from pensioners regarding this matter.

By DAN SHAW, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7519 or shawd@courierpress.com Alcoa Warrick Operation is alleging a group of workers was deliberately slowing production and has placed them on a temporary leave.

By Patrick Mccreless, The Cullman Times, Ala. Jul. 11--By Patrick McCreless PATRICKM@CULLMANTIMES.COM Cullman County Sheriff's deputies are questioning two suspects and searching for a third allegedly involved in the recent theft of $100,000 worth of copper from a local gravel quarry.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.