Business News Archive - July 17, 2008

21st Consecutive Year of Increased Dividend Wells Fargo & Company Heather Schow, 415-222-1940 (Media) Jim Rowe, 415-396-8216 (Investors) Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) today announced a quarterly common stock dividend of 34 cents per share, up 10 percent from the previous dividend of 31 cents per share - the 21st consecutive year Wells Fargo has increased its dividend.

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled a bill Tuesday aimed at ending the Federal Aviation Administration's sometimes cozy relationship with the airline industry and reversing purported complacency on safety oversight.

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 16--This summer is not, by anyone's estimate, an ideal time to launch a major airport expansion. Rocked by spiraling fuel costs, airlines are raising fares, canceling flights and even charging for luggage.

By Marina Emmanuel MALAYSIA'S first flight training centre for turboprop planes has drawn strong demand from regional airlines and it could become a lucrative business for Malaysia Airlines (MAS). The centre, based in Subang airport, is already almost fully booked until the end of the year.

By James S IT STARTED WITH ENERGY, especially crude oil prices and then later, other hard and even soft commodities followed suit. In the last year or so, food has been the latest addition on the growing list of items hit by soaring prices.

By GAVIN LESNICK, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7449 or lesnickg@courierpress.com New alcoholic beverage regulations and enforcement laws that went into effect July 1 in Indiana mean changes ranging from allowing alcohol sales on New Year's Day to limiting the number of permits allowed in each community to mandating training for beverage servers.

As previously reported on 27 May 2008, Intrepid Mines Limited (TSX: IAU)(TSX: IXN)(ASX: IAU) ("Intrepid") engaged AMEC to review the Casposo Project ("Casposo") Feasibility Study of March 2007 (ref: www.sedar.com).

By Tim Huber It's been more than a century since J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and other U.S. steel barons built mining empires that dominated life across wide swaths of Central Appalachia's coalfields, securing essential fuel for their mills. Bits of that history are starting to repeat themselves.

By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer Eighteen-year-old Adam Lanham had been working at International Coal Group's Sentinel Mine in Barbour County for 33 days. The Mill Creek native was barely a year out of Tygart Valley High School.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Safety violations by prominent eastern U.S. coal mine operators Massey Energy Co. and International Coal Group contributed to the deaths of two miners in accidents last May, West Virginia officials said Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]