Business News Archive - July 06, 2008

By The Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Oil companies once viewed drilling in the deep waters off Florida as cost prohibitive. Politicians feared even the slightest sign of support would be career suicide. No more.

By GLENN PRICE Business leaders in South Devon have applauded the announcement that Exeter International Airport will expand to create 2,000 further jobs.

NEW DELHI: As oil continues its relentless upward march, US aircraft major Boeing sees difficult days ahead for airlines.

MORE than 200 mainland Chinese tourists arrived in Taiwan yesterday on the first regular commercial flight in nearly six decades, a historic move aimed at further easing tensions between the old foes.

MUMBAI: Within a fortnight of a person dying at Jari-Mari slums after a wall caved in allegedly due to a jet blast from an aircraft taking off from Mumbai airport, a similar incident occurred on Wednesday night.

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Indian aviation could soon witness the next round of consolidation as Kingfisher Airline's 's move to acquire a stake in low-cost carrier SpiceJet has entered its final phase.

The EU is insisting it will stick with compulsory targets for biofuel use despite growing unease over their ecological benefits.

You might have to dig deep to find the answers to some of these questions! 1. Some of the silver found in the Crown Jewels was mined here, off the North Devon coast. Where? 2. This mineral was once mined extensively in the Brendon Hills. What was it? 3.

W ith the energy crisis showing signs of continuing all through the summer, alternative sources for heating our homes are needed before the colder months to come.

Photographs of old, mouldering bottle ovens belching forth thick smoke and colliery headgears silhouetted against evening skies continue to charm history enthusiasts. But not everyone becomes dewy-eyed with nostalgia when recalling the halcyon days of North Staffordshire industry.

Word of the Day
  • A hairdresser.
The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").