Business News Archive - September 29, 2008

By Sean O'Grady *Belgian government promises 100% security as share price plunges and new chief is appointed to stabilise debt-laden group The credit crunch seems poised to claim its first major eurozone victim this week.

By Bonnie Pfister Lingering post-9/11 shock, record-low airfares and soaring fuel prices have packed a wallop to airlines flying into Pittsburgh in recent years -- and the airport built for them.

By Harry Weber The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas - On a recent rainy day at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a suitcase bound for Colorado Springs, Colo., was on the ground outside a terminal under a maze of American Airlines conveyor belts that ferry bags to and from nearby planes.

News in brief ACCIDENT A toddler was in a critical condition in Pendlebury Hospital in Manchester after suffering multiple skull fractures when she was struck by a car in the driveway of her home in Walney, Barrow-in-Furness. It is thought the car reversed over her.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm groups are protesting the Agriculture Department's use of a new food labeling law, saying it has loopholes that could confuse consumers about where their meat comes from.

By Raymond Blanc Our farming system has sacrificed good quality food in the name of efficiency. The environment, as well as our bodies, are suffering. Raymond Blanc explains I first arrived in the UK in 1972. Hungry as I stepped off the ferry, my first meal, predictably enough, was fish and chips.

By The Associated Press DES MOINES (AP) - Wells'Dairy Inc., the maker of Blue Bunny ice cream, has repaid the state $1.25 million of $2.9 million in forgivable loans it received to build a new headquarters in Le Mars. The state has found Wells'Dairy did not meet its job creation commitments.

By Tony Pugh McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON - As millions of people watched their 401(k) retirement plans rise and fall along with the stock markets, their fears reflect a sweeping revolution in how Americans save for retirement.

By Mark Redsten Executive director, Clean Wisconsin Alliant Energy's proposal to build a coal-fired power plant on the shores of the Mississippi river in Cassville, Wis., would use one of the dirtiest, most expensive technologies available.

By David Cameron Small, local providers using renewable technologies are just part of the answer to the UK' s energy dilemma, writes David Cameron Since I became leader, the Conservative Party has helped to lead the political debate onclimate change.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.