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Business News Archive - July 28, 2008

A union official said 52,000 employees would go on strike against Lufthansa but the German airline said it was counting on regular flight operations Harald Reutter, an official with Ver.di, as the union is known, said Frankfurt and Hamburg airports would be hardest hit Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Home News IN BRIEF *Passengers will be fingerprinted before boarding flights under new plans to "maintain security" at airports.

By Sam Smith, Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill. Jul. 27--ROCK FALLS -- Kahuna's bird looped in behind the flock of planes to complete a dazzling "double V" while a trail of wispy white smoke stained the sky. Mike Stewart isn't in heaven -- just a thousand feet closer to it.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/1cea5b/philippines_food_a) has announced the addition of the "Philippines Food and Drink Report 2008" report to their offering.

By Alan Guebert The American economy is downright Dickensian. If you're in investment banking, airlines, real estate or automobile anything, it's the worst of times. If you're in commodities - oil, copper, potash, gold, corn, soybeans - it's the best of times.

By Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 27--ST. JOSEPH, Wis. -- Step inside Syl Clements' dairy barn and 9,000 baby chickens scurry. A network of automated water tubes and troughs of organic feed hang from the ceiling.

By Candice Choi The Associated Press NEW YORK - As fruit and vegetable prices soar, you can save money by taking some extra time in the produce aisle to make sure bad apples aren't sneaking into your grocery cart. The average U.S.

By Jack Markowitz It was a different kind of pioneering. As coal mines in West Virginia opened for thousands of immigrant laborers in the late 1800s, a stream of peddlers brought the pots, pans and cottons of the outside world to the mining hollows.

By Jaswinder Kaur SABAH Electricity Sdn Bhd says the proposed 300-megawatt coal- fired plant in Silam, Lahad Datu, is crucial to meeting power needs in Sabah's east coast. Non-governmental organisations say it will have an adverse impact on ecosystems in the nearby Danum Valley and Darvel Bay.

KOTA KINABALU: Businesses are worried about electricity shortage which is expected to reach crisis level in three years, Sabah United Chinese Chamber of Commerce president Datuk Seri Sari Nuar Tan said.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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