Business News Archive - July 31, 2008

In Brussels, a huge row is taking place over new regulations governing the use of pesticides.

By The Associated Press GENEVA (AP) - After coming tantalizingly close to a historic trade deal, World Trade Organization talks collapsed Tuesday in a dismaying blow to seven years of efforts to open up the global economy.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Marketing food and drinks to children these days occurs with more than just a few television ads.

W ith the Westcountry's climate being mild and moist, diseases on both grassland and arable crops are always going to be a problem, but the winter wheat variety Sherborne has proved to be a real winner in 2007 and 2008.

Last week we saw the long-awaited announcement by Government on the nitrates directive. Lobbying over the past few years has been more intense on this legislation than many others. So much so that the Minister still highlights the 600-plus responses received.

RTI International Metals Inc. reported second quarter profits fell 11.2 percent, as a $5.8 million sales increase couldn't overcome a sharp rise in expenses.

VANCOUVER, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silverado Gold Mines Ltd. (the "Company") (SLGLF OTCBB, SLGL Frankfurt http://www.silverado.com/), is pleased to announce that it has received completed antimony and gold mineral resource estimates for its Nolan Creek property from Thomas K.

Home News IN BRIEF *Environmental campaigners have set up a camp against climate change close to Kingsnorth power station in Kent before a week-long protest against plans by E.ON to build Britain's first new coal- fired plant for more than 30 years.

Westinghouse Electric Co. and its Chinese client have broken ground on the first of four nuclear power plants the company will build in the energy-hungry nation.

To bring the benefits of nuclear power - reliable, clean energy with no greenhouse gas emissions - to remote locations, Hyperion Power Generation, Inc. is developing a small, transportable power module. John R.

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.'