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Business News Archive - July 09, 2008

Ministers will today set out their vision of what the nation should be eating - and where the food will come from. In the face of soaring prices at the checkout, fears about the future of British farming and growing levels of obesity, Gordon Brown ordered a wholesale review of Britain's food chain.

Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. of St. Louis is suing Belgian brewer InBev in federal court, seeking to bar its spurned suitor from soliciting support from Anheuser-Busch shareholders.

NEW YORK -- Domestic airlines improved their on-time arrival rates in May, although more than one in five flights still failed to get passengers to their destination as scheduled, according to government data released Monday. A total of 21 percent of commercial flights in the U.S.

ATLANTA - Discount carrier AirTran Airways is cutting 480 jobs, or more than 5 percent of its work force, amid difficult financial times due largely to soaring fuel prices, a company executive said Monday.

US Airways boarded less than 4.87 million passengers in June, a 5.6 percent decline from the year earlier, the airline said Monday. Given a 0.4 percent climb in overall capacity, the traffic decline meant US Airways filled 85 percent of its seats.

By Valerie Bauman ONLINE www.cdcg.org/ www.thefoodtrust.org www.farmtofolk.com/ ALBANY, N.Y. - For years, Mel Williams rarely ate fruit and vegetables - unless they came out of a can.

By Jack Chang INES INDART, Argentina - For more than a century, the farmers who work the vast plains of central Argentina have prided themselves on growing enough food to feed much of the rest of the world.

The E.T. Horn Company, a leading national distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of ingredients and specialty chemicals, today announced that Patty DeGrazzio has been hired as an account manager.

STREET vendors selling fruit and vegetables should get priority over fast food stands for pitches in towns and cities to encourage people to eat their five-a-day portions, the Government says.

Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal said Monday it has finished its $140 million acquisition of WCI Steel, a Warren, Ohio-based producer of value-added steel products. WCI Steel will be known as Severstal Warren Inc.

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.