Business News Archive - August 07, 2008

By Liz Fedor, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 7--Sun Country Airlines, which expects to burn $40 million in cash this year, made a plea for help from the Metropolitan Airports Commission on Wednesday. But executives did not make a specific request.

Customers across North Lincolnshire have slammed energy companies for imposing massive price rises. Residents and businesses face further big fuel price rises while some energy companies have announced bumper profits.

By Cliff Feltham PLATINUM PRODUCER Lonmin firmly rejected a hostile 5bn bid from the mining heavyweight Xstrata yesterday but it faces an uphill battle to retain its independence. Analysts believe that Xstrata is on the cusp of success and a small increase in its offer will secure victory.

By JOHN MARTIN Courier & Press staff writer 464-7594 or martinj@courierpress.com A food collection drive this week will benefit a weekend food program for schoolchildren. The Tri-State Food Bank is partnering with the Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville on the collection drive.

By Nazreen Tajul Arif KUDOS to the New Straits Times for implementing the "Ringgit and Sense" campaign and getting families of different dietary needs, financial background and household sizes to review their spending habits.

By McClatchy-Tribune Trying to find the more nutritious options at your favorite fast- food restaurant?ShopSmart, a magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, examined the calorie counts of dozens of items at top fast- food restaurants to determine the best choices.Though you shouldn't eat it every day (even some low-cal options have very high sodium content), there are some selections that reduce the fat and calorie content.The 12 rules of fast-food ordering, from the July 2008 ShopSmart magazine:1 Look up nutritional stats at a fast-food chain's Web site before you go there so you can plan your meal.2 Ask if you can order that burger, chicken sandwich or other item without the cheese and sauce.

By Douglas Morino WOODLAND HILLS -- The land mines they defused and removed from war-torn regions of Southeast Asia lie like specimens on display thousands of miles away in a cramped, fifth-story office in the San Fernando Valley.

By Jeremy Warner Outlook Damn those dastardly bankers. But for the credit crunch, Michael Grade's turnaround strategy for ITV would be on course, if not ahead of schedule.

Word of the Day
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.