Business News Archive - September 28, 2008

By Simon Evans Flyglobespan, the Edinburgh-based airline, could be the next flight firm to be downed, punters are speculating. Betting firm Paddy Power is offering odds of just 6-4 for Flyglobespan to be the next firm to go under, the lowest price for any airline.

Back In TIME: History lovers stepped back in time to an era when industry flourished in the Churnet Valley. At the peak of its glory, the copper works at Froghall, previously at Oakamoor, employed thousands of people. A factory still remains but on a much smaller scale.

Back Beat: An exhibition covering more than 178 years of policing in Newcastle opened to the public this weekend. Memorabilia dating back to 1830 is on display at the Borough Museum and Art Gallery, Brampton Park.

A QUITE superb first edition copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales is available today at Morrab Book Fair in Penzance. Considering these are children's books, and probably handled by them, makes this even more impressive.

A federal judge in Pittsburgh has ruled that the Pennsylvania Turnpike workers union wrongly withheld more dues than necessary from seven former union workers. The workers quit Teamsters Local No. 250 in 2005. They claimed the union continued to charge them more dues than federal law allows.

By Chris Foreman Fayette County's redevelopment authority is seeking a court order requiring Ernest and Marilyn Liggett to grant access to 22 Brownsville properties the authority has included against their wishes in a $2.2 million development plan.

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel Is solar power practical in Western Pennsylvania? Should I plant trees around my house to keep it warmer in the winter? Can I really fuel a car with vegetable oil? Find the answers to these questions and more at the Westmoreland Conservation District's Sustainable Energy Field Day on Oct.

By Margareta Pagano Vincent de Rivaz, the chief executive of France's EDF Energy, which is now in control of the UK's nuclear energy programme, doesn't laugh when I ask if he has succeeded where Napoleon failed. "It's not a war," he says, very seriously.

By John Litchfield Paris correspondent After decades of being told that the dirigiste Gallic "model" was doomed to failure, the French cockerel might be excused for crowing over the triumph of Electricite de France.

Citron Jewelers Inc. plans to retain its South Hills Village Mall store, but will likely close its outlet at Century III Mall in West Mifflin as part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Dale Citron, the company's president, said Friday.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]