Business News Archive - August 18, 2008

Devon dairy farmers believe they are about to become stuck in the middle of a price 'war' as retailers propose cutting the cost of milk.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d29d59/indonesia_food_and) has announced the addition of the "Indonesia Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering.

By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor UNDERAGE teenagers are smoking up to 200 cigarettes a week, shocking new research has revealed. Astudybyanti-smoking charity ASH Wales found that many are buying smuggled tobacco or are being sold individual cigarettes by shopkeepers who are breaking the law.

By Laura Silverman This was not your typical Spanish holiday. We didn't want the busy Costa del Sol or packed tours to Gaudi's Barcelona. Maybe an exploration of the local area but no crowds - definitely no crowds. So that's why we chose Punta Umbria.

A metalworker who is believed to be the only craftsman in the world to practise Bronze Age sword-making techniques will be at Geevor Mine at Pendeen next week to demonstrate his skills to the public.

By Joe Bel Bruno NEW YORK -- America's biggest banks have suffered unprecedented losses from the ongoing credit crisis, and that's made some investors question whether the big financial conglomerates should be broken up to survive.

By David Koenig The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas - From his office overlooking the runways of one of the nation's busiest airports, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Chief Executive Jeffrey Fegan sees the slowdown coming this fall.

By Manju V MUMBAI: On February 13 this year, flight 1002 of Go!, an airline based in the US, flew past its destination airport, General Lyman Field in Hawaii by about 26 nautical miles. The Bombardier CL-600 with 40 passengers on board did not respond to air traffic control instructions.

By Sharen Kaur SENAI Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd (SATS), which holds a 50- year concession to maintain, operate and develop the Senai International Airport in Johor, expects to return to the black by 2010 and be debt-free in 10 years.

MUMBAI: As British actor Jade Goody - known more as Shilpa Shetty's tormentor - and most other passengers got off from the Virgin Atlantic Flight 350 in Mumbai, they were carrying only their handbags. Their check-in bags were not handed over to them by the airlines.

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.