Business News Archive - July 14, 2008

By Russ Parsons They seem to be everywhere these days. Every time I turn around, there's another gleaming, stainless-steel gas grill. At my hardware store, of course, but they're even at my grocery store. It seems like you can't call yourself a cook unless you've got a grill.


By Jack Markowitz The "Pickens Plan" is the sort of thing that happens when gasoline tops $4. America teetering on recession needs ideas like this. Boone Pickens, the Texas billionaire, proposes -- and not for the first time -- fueling millions more vehicles with natural gas, not gasoline.

By Julie Johnsson CHICAGO -- Amid the airline industry's stomach-churning plunge, Gary Kelly, chief executive of Southwest Airlines Co., is plotting a course for the next upswing in air travel.

RSM EquiCo Capital Markets Todd Cooley, Director of Communications 714-327-8865 tcooley@rsmequico.com A prominent investment bank with strong ties to the aerospace and airline industry is calling on Congress to increase regulation of the U.S.

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Cautious passengers who have bought tickets way in advance for a domestic carrier must keep their fingers crossed that the airline does not fold before their date of travel.

MUMBAI: Flight operations at the Mumbai airport were suspended for more than half-an-hour as an Indian flight made an emergency landing on Friday afternoon.

NEW DELHI: In the first signs of change at SpiceJet, its executive chairman-cum-CEO Siddhanta Sharma has put in his papers and would leave the company this month-end.

By Matt Weiser, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 13--As many as 8,500 University of California employees may hit the picket lines beginning Monday to protest a deadlock over wage increases.

FROM making septic tanks to producing petrol tanks and natural gas vehicle (NGV) cylinders as well as manhole covers using fibreglass. These are what PJBumi Bhd have in mind.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'