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Business News Archive - August 16, 2008

An Irish employment tribunal has awarded damages to an English pipe fitter who said he was the victim of anti-British taunts on a Dublin construction site. The man, identified only as Mr. C., is to receive 20,000 euros (almost $30,000).

The chairman of BAA Ltd., owner of Britain's Heathrow Airport, says it's likely the company will be forced by the government to sell two airports. BAA owns a total of seven British airports, including two others in London, Gatwick and Stansted.

The Los Angeles Times has named Eddy Hartenstein as its new publisher. The former DirecTV chief will take charge Monday, filling the post vacated July 14 by David Hiller at the same time as staff cutbacks, the newspaper announced Saturday.

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of St. Louis Teamsters and families rallied today in downtown St. Louis to show support for Anheuser-Busch workers nationwide in the wake of the purchase of the iconic American beer company by Belgium-based brewing giant InBev.

Chang'e 1, China's first lunar probe satellite, will be tested Sunday when the moon creates a partial eclipse of the sun, officials say.

Britain's Automobile Association contends oil companies' refusal to trim their prices is causing unfair prices at the pump.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown says the federal government should look to the Golden State for ways to improve energy efficiency.

Some U.S. airlines are slashing fares as the busy summer travel season draws to a close.

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whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
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