Business News Archive - September 15, 2008

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2008) - North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL)(TSX:PDL.WT)(AMEX:PAL)(AMEX:PAL.WS) today announced that its Board of Directors has named William J. Biggar as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2008. Mr.

Erdene Resource Development Corp. ("Erdene") (TSX: ERD) today announced it was notified that Xstrata Coal Canada ("Xstrata Coal") has increased its ownership in the company to greater than 5% through the purchase of common shares in the open market.

Mine Clearing Corp. (OTCBB: MCCO) is pleased to announce that the Company has been granted eligibility status by the Depository Trust Company (DTC). The DTC provides banks, brokerage firms and other institutions with an efficient means of moving securities and settling trades electronically.

By A W FARROW THE Gazette report (04.09.08) about the UK's biggest crane having a lifting capacity of 1,200 tons and at present in operation on Stockton's footbridge (pictured above) made me think of Newport Bridge, which has been much mentioned in the Gazette.

Xinhua world news summary at 0800 GMT, Sept. 12 NAIROBI -- Owners of the German-owned cargo ship which was released on Thursday by the Somali pirates paid 1.1 million U.S. dollar ransom, a regional maritime official confirmed on Friday.

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO--(Marketwire - Sept. 15, 2008) - Sterling Mining Company (TSX:SMQ)(OTCBB:SRLM)(FRANKFURT:SMX) today announced it has suspended commercial production activities at the Sunshine Mine in Idaho.

China's steel exports hit record in August BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- China exported a record 7.68 million tons of rolled steel in August, an increase of 6.5 percent on July, or 42.78 percent on the same month of last year, sources with the General Administration of Customs said on Saturday.

VANCOUVER, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dick Whittington, President and CEO of Farallon Resources Ltd.

U.S. wants closer cooperation with Vietnam: Negroponte HANOI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte told Vietnamese government leaders that the U.S.

By P DICKENSON CLLR Ken Lupton says that pounds 15m will be spent on refurbishing Billingham Forum. Passing the Forum every day, I see a massive structure of scaffolding on one end, but I can't see what work has been carried out.

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