Business News Archive - August 02, 2008

By Eric Heyl NEWS ITEM: The Allegheny County Airport Authority is being criticized for spending tens of thousands of dollars on items not directly related to the operation of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Home News IN BRIEF *A plane carrying 89 passengers made an emergency landing after crew smelled smoke in the cockpit, the airline Flybe said yesterday. The Manchester-to-Belfast flight was diverted to the Isle of Man.

By David Prosser; Michael Savage British Airways yesterday called time on the era of cheaper fares as it warned the airline industry was in more difficulty than at any other time in its history.

By Chris Togneri A Pittsburgh man who made a bomb threat on a flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to Newark was identified Thursday by Allegheny County police as Ariel Harat, 28, of the North Hills.

American Airlines is embarking on some cost-cutting measures and its American Eagle affiliate at the Dubuque Regional Airport is getting clipped. American Eagle is reducing one flight between Dubuque and Chicago's O'Hare Airport beginning Nov. 4.

OWATONNA, Minn. _ A slick runway. An unexpected tailwind. A fast-moving jet and two pilots facing split-second decisions. All may have converged Thursday morning to cause what looked to be a normal landing to turn into the deadliest plane crash in Minnesota in years.

By CAROL WERSICH Courier & Press staff writer 464-7452 or wersichc@courierpress.com Security is the paramount issue among air travelers these days, but Evansville Regional Airport - like other commercial airports throughout the world - rely on videocassette recorder security systems whose nonspecific tapes can take hours, days and sometimes weeks to decipher when suspicious concerns arise.

By Rick Stouffer It hasn't been a good week for U.S. retailers and restaurants. Within the last seven days, one department store chain, Reading- based Boscov's, was forced to deny reports it soon would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, while another chain, Mervyn's, filed for Chapter 11.

By Robin Acton WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- President Bush on Thursday renewed a call for U.S. coal producers to develop clean technology that will increase the nation's competitiveness in the world market.

BANGALORE: After winning the hearts of state government employees by enhancing the retirement age from 58 to 60, chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has now made job-seekers happy. He has enhanced the age limit for government jobs by two years.

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.