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Business News Archive - August 17, 2008

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 15 August: The supply of electricity to the Kyrgyz parliament building has been cut off, the parliament's press service told the AKIpress news agency today.

WASHINGTON | Median home prices fell in more than three-quarters of U.S. cities in the second quarter, according to new data Thursday. Home sales rose in areas where the market is flooded with foreclosures, though.

By Joe Stevens LONG BEACH - JetBlue Airways is adding daily nonstop flights between Long Beach and San Francisco, the airline announced Thursday. The low-cost airline based in New York said its first two daily flights will begin Oct.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) - China's employment situation would maintain stable development after the Olympic Games, a senior official said here Friday.

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Evergreen Wind Power LLC will hold a hearing Wednesday on its plans to build a $120 million wind farm in Burlington, Lee, Winn and Lincoln. It would be the largest such electricity- generating facility in New England.

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 15 August: The World Bank is allocating 5m dollars to Kyrgyzstan for resolving problems connected with an energy crisis in the country, the head of the World Bank's permanent office in the Kyrgyz Republic, [World Bank Country Manager] Roger Robinson, said today at a meeting of a donor council with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources.

BANGOR - A group of Bangor area state lawmakers will hold two energy-conservation workshops next week in Bangor and Hermon. Sen.

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Rachel Chan] Asuncion, Aug.

By NOK-NOI RICKER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BREWER - A video production company on Thursday was at Cianbro's Eastern Manufacturing Facility, and at other spots around town, filming for a documentary on what will be the largest oil refinery in United States history.

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Funda Alp, +1-203-396-8241, alpf@sacredheart.edu, or Tracy Deer-Mirek, +1-203-371-7751, deer-mirekt@sacredheart.edu, both of Sacred Heart University -- Many Americans see positive impacts of increased energy costs; -- Support for expanded oil drilling momentum; -- Majorities support taxing foods exported to oil-exporting nations; -- Americans dislike energy surcharges; -- In a lottery win, Americans would choose cash instead of gasoline for life.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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