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Business News Archive - July 18, 2008

By JAKE STUMP DAILY MAIL CAPITOL REPORTER To drill or not to drill is the new burning question on Capitol Hill. Recent public opinion polls show more Americans favoring energy exploration than ever before, even in environmentally sensitive spots like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

PENANG: Heavy rain at the Penang International Airport yesterday morning forced a Malaysia Airlines flight to be rerouted to the Langkawi Airport.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The pilots union for US Airways said Wednesday the airline is pressuring pilots to use less fuel than they feel is safe in order to save money.US Airways Captain James Ray, a spokesman for the US Airline Pilots Association, which represents the airline's 5,200 pilots, said eight senior pilots and the union have filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration.The union also paid for a full-page ad in Wednesday's USA Today addressed to "our valued passengers." The ad accuses the airline of "a program of intimidation to pressure your captain to reduce fuel loads."Ray said soaring jet fuel prices have sent all the airlines scrambling to find ways to cut the weight of airliners because the heavier the plane, the more fuel the plane burns.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - The pilots union for US Airways said the airline is pressuring pilots to use less fuel than they feel is safe in order to save money.

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Closure of its airports in Hyderabad and Bangalore, coupled with slowdown in the aviation sector, has made the Airports Authority of India (AAI) jittery over revenue collection in financial 2008-09.

By Lokman Mansor FARNBOROUGH: MAS Aerospace Engineering (MAE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS), plans to set up a joint venture in Malaysia with Italy's Alenia Aeronavali to provide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: This could figure as one of the most cost-effective ways of enlisting MPs' support to help save the UPA government in next week's trust vote. The Centre has hastily dusted and revived an old proposal to rename Lucknow airport as Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport.

AN abandoned site of former RAF buildings has been transformed into a new industrial business hub in South Yorkshire. Delta Court, on Sky Business Park, in Doncaster, is part of the second phase of development at the site next to Robin Hood Airport.

By Nitin Sethi NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry has rejected the proposal. The Planning Commission is dead set against it. Nutritionists have decried the very idea and several state governments are less than keen. The PMO has objected to it and the Supreme Court has ordered against it.

Audio clips available at www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/relations/indexaude.shtml. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sofina Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to egg protein not to consume the various fresh chicken breast products described below.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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