Business News Archive - August 13, 2008

The United States will invest up to $24 million to advance the development of solar energy products, the Department of Energy said Tuesday.

Move over horse power, cow power could be the next big thing! The California State Fair today announced that the event will host the first known amusement ride powered entirely by cow manure.

International Expansion Begins With Initial 150kW Contract Avalanche Strategic Communications Laura Finlayson, 201-488-0049 (Media) laura@avalanchepr.com or PR Financial Marketing Jim Blackman, 713-256-0369 (Investor Relations) jim@prfmonline.com Clear Skies Solar, Inc.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8c5951/china_atm_automat) has announced the addition of the "China ATM (Automatic Teller Machine) Market Report, 2008" report to their offering.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/15b105/china_sourcing_rep) has announced the addition of the "China Sourcing Report: Camping Lanterns & Flashlights" report to their offering.

The World-Famous Venues Go Green With Renewable PV Solar Power Systems Designed to Reduce Utility-Sourced Electricity and Advance Sustainable Energy Practices Solar Power, Inc. Mike Anderson, Vice President Marketing, 916-745-0916 Manderson@solarpowerinc.net or HC International, Inc.

Fitch Ratings, New York Monica Aggarwal, CFA, +1-212-908-0282 Karen Ghaffari, CFA, CPA, +1-212-908-0708 Cindy Stoller, +1-212-908-0526 (Media Relations) Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings on CVS Caremark Corp.

Research and Markets Laura Wood Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 Logo: http://www.researchandmarkets.com Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ fa809f/united_kingdom_foo) has announced the addition of the "United Kingdom Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering.

Regulatory News: Hunan Valin Steel Group Co., Ltd. and ArcelorMittal signed a joint venture agreement for the production and sales of electrical (silicon) steel, one more milestone following the Auto Sheet JV agreement signed by both parties last June.

VIPR Industries Inc. (PINK SHEETS: VIPR)(FRANKFURT: VIN) ("VIPR") announces that it is actively pursuing and intends to complete a financing to raise gross proceeds of up to $1,200,000 via private placement.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.