Business News Archive - September 23, 2008

An airline may be liable under the Americans with Disabilities Act for failing to alleviate conditions in its terminal that obstructed access for its disabled passengers, a U.S. District Court in Michigan has ruled in denying a motion to dismiss.

By Anonymous As much as we enjoy the convenient three-terminal design of Kansas City International Airport, we can read the handwriting on the wall. Within a generation, our airport will look and function like most others.

By Nora Lockwood Tooher In the St. Louis area, Dan Tobben is the attorney government workers call when they think their pension plans are in danger. Tobben, a principal with Danna McKitrick, a 25-lawyer firm in St.

Business News In Brief MINING Shares in Russia-based gold producer Peter Hambro Mining fell 10 per cent yesterday, as the group announced a drop in first half year pre-tax profits, adding that costs in the period had also spiralled.

enXco Service Corporation (eSC)- an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (Paris:EEN), has renewed the Operations and Maintenance Agreement with Kansas City Power & Light (KCPL), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy, Inc.

By Paul Snyder Alliant Energy should abandon the Nelson Dewey Generating Facility expansion in Cassville for a natural gas plant more than 200 miles away, environmental groups say. Clean Wisconsin Inc.

By Janice Francis-Smith Paul Renfrow works for electricity utility OG&E, serving as vice president of corporate affairs. But he's also a customer, and he feels your pain.

By Cliff Feltham British Energy is close to approving a 12bn bid from the French energy giant EDF as the Government insisted that Britain must press ahead with new coal and nuclear power stations.

THE cost of crude oil rocketed yesterday, prompting fears of petrol prices rising even higher. US prices soared by 16 per cent to more than EUR120 a barrel yesterday, the biggest one-day gain in a decade. Experts fear the cost of filling up will spiral following the hike of pounds 11 a barrel.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2008) - Homeland Energy Group Ltd. (TSX:HEG) ('Homeland' or 'the Company'), is pleased to announce the first formal contracts for the sale of approximately 500,000 tonnes of thermal coal from its Kendal Mine near Witbank, South Africa.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.