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Business News Archive - August 30, 2008

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The Internet and user-generated gear is allowing political enthusiasts to instantly sport their support.

By Jane Lasky Only minutes before I was set to board my flight from Tokyo to Los Angeles, I decided to take a shower. To me, there's nothing like a fresh start to a long day. Luckily, the facilities were right in the Admiral's Club where I was waiting.

By George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents If you're feeling let down by frequent-flier programs, join the club. Several times in the past few months, we've tried to cash in frequent-flier miles to buy both economy-class and business-class flights within the U.S.

By David Beery Daily Herald Political Editor dbeery@@dailyherald.com It's one thing for the calendar to announce spring's arrival but quite another for the weather to match the season. Every Chicagoan knows that.

By Michelle Koetters BLOOMINGTON - If nothing else, farmers can expect crop prices to continue to fluctuate.

A non-profit food advocacy group says it wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require additional tests for a new beverage sweetener.

TORONTO, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Inmet Mining Corporation (IMN - TSX) and Petaquilla Copper Ltd. (PTC - TSX) announced today that they have entered into a definitive support agreement in connection with the revised offer by 6910360 Canada Inc.

By Tony Sapochetti PONTIAC - Plans for a major Livingston County wind farm advanced Thursday with the approval of a road use agreement between the county and a wind farm developer.

By TIM PARADIS By Tim Paradis The Associated Press NEW YORK Wall Street tumbled Friday after the government said personal incomes fell last month by the largest amount in nearly three years while consumer spending slowed.

ALITALIA, Italy's struggling national airline, went into administration yesterday with debts of over one billion euros (GBP 805 million). The airline will be broken up and the profitable parts hived off to a new company.

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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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