Business News Archive - August 26, 2008

By Wayne Risher The Federal Aviation Administration plans to move ahead with staffing changes at the Memphis International Airport tower and its radar approach facility, despite union objections.

By Christine Hicks I love to fly. Well, I used to. My first trip by air was to California, an adventure conceived by my parents and great aunt, to visit a contemporary cousin living in Long Beach.

By Wayne Risher The Federal Aviation Administration is building its house upon a rock, even if the nearest bedrock is half a mile underground.

By Melissa Pamer Firefighters responding to an alarm at Los Angeles International Airport early Sunday morning found smoke but could not identify its source. At about 2 a.m.

By Leila Saralayeva BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - A passenger jet carrying 90 people, including a Kyrgyz high school sports team, crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday near the Kyrgyz capital, killing 68, government officials said.

SEATTLE - When Connie Wood's 9-year-old niece recently visited from Florida, she needed some warmer clothes for the iffy Seattle summer. In another time, Wood might have taken her to a department store. But in this cooling economic climate, she decided to try Value Village.

WEIRTON - With a labor contract set to expire Sept. 1, the United Steelworkers union in Weirton is hoping it can soon reach an agreement with ArcelorMittal. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said talks have been going on for 13 weeks.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 25, 2008) - Premium Exploration, Inc.

Tokyo, Aug. 25 (Jiji Press)--Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp. said Monday it will start wheat flour milling business in China, jointly with Prima Ltd., a Singapore flour milling company. The two companies will set up a fifty-fifty investment firm, Baiyou Investments Pte.

By Paul J. Nyden Charlotte Lane, a longtime Charleston resident, spends her time reading legal documents, listening to testimony and deciding whether to impose penalties on foreign companies exporting products to the United States.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).