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Business News Archive - July 19, 2008

By DANNY POLLOCK A federal jury decided Thursday that the designer of MGA Entertainment's Bratz dolls conceived the idea for the dolls while working for Mattel - a ruling that could mean millions of dollars for the Barbie maker.

Significantly Strengthens Teva's Market Leadership Position in the U.S.

By Tom Fontaine, Beaver County Times, Pa. Jul. 18--US Airways, Pittsburgh International Airport's busiest carrier, and several other airlines plan to start placing advertising on boarding passes printed online through a partnership with a private company.

By Bonnie Pfister Overall passenger traffic at Pittsburgh International Airport continued its US Airways-led decline, officials said today, although the combined traffic from the airport's 12 other airlines rose.

By Liz Fedor, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 19--Delta Air Lines, which had planned to terminate its flying contract with Pinnacle Airlines, has decided to give the regional carrier a reprieve.

RYANAIR has announced two new scheduled routes to Spain from Leeds Bradford International Airport. The budget airline will operate flights three times a week to Alicante and four times a week to Girona Barcelona, starting this winter.

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 18--American Airlines has told union officials that about 1,300 mechanics positions, plus about 200 support personnel, could be eliminated this fall as part of the carrier's plan to trim its route network and workforce.

Business travellers have welcomed the opening of a new executive lounge at Plymouth City Airport. The ribbon was cut this week on the new facility during a ceremony hosted by the airport and Air Southwest, in partnership with the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

A plan for a new Pounds 30 billion high-speed rail line linking Yorkshire to Heathrow has been unveiled by councils opposed to the airport's proposed expansion.

Nearly nine out of 10 complaints reported to East Midlands Airport are from the same 13 people, a report has revealed. The airport's Community and Environment Investment Report reveals that the number of complaints dropped from 7,978 in 2006 to 7,128 in 2007.

Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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