Business News Archive - August 27, 2008

By Marcus Denbywdnews@bepp.co.uk Emergency workers combed through the wreckage of a passenger jet yesterday after it crashed outside Kyrgyzstan's main airport on Sunday. Sixty-five people died in an accident officials said was probably caused by technical faults.

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Democratic National Convention Press Office, +1-720-362- 2006 DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is the transcript of a speech, as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, August 26, 2008.

By LAURA DALE Language schools are lobbying Bay tourism bosses to help get more international flights into Exeter Airport as it undergoes a multi- million-pound expansion.

By Thomas Olson Southwest Airlines said today it will cut one of its six, daily nonstop flights from Pittsburgh to Chicago starting on Jan. 11, as part of a round of cut-backs to combat high fuel costs and a slower economy.

By MICHAEL SAVAGE The big question Why are we asking this now? Because the aviation industry is suffering badly at the moment. Financially, it is in for a very difficult winter.

By Sarah Arnott Virgin Atlantic - already trading warm words over British Airways' proposed alliance with American Airlines - added fuel to the fire yesterday by ascribing its booming business class sales to the chaotic opening of BA's new Heathrow terminal.

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: In a first for India, the government is finalising plans to allow helicopters carrying critical patients to land on top of AIIMS' trauma centre - that's right under the flight path of IGI airport.

By Stephen T. Watson The rising ticket prices, flight delays and security-checkpoint indignities that frustrate air travelers today aren't keeping people away from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

By Art Marroquin A computer glitch in Georgia caused massive delays for flights nationwide this afternoon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

By Mike Hughlett CHICAGO - Consumers might not have noticed, but their bottles of Coke are slimming down: The cap on the 20-ounce bottle is a tad smaller these days - and 24 percent lighter. Kraft Foods' new salad dressing bottles have gone on a diet, as well.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.