Business News Archive - September 08, 2008

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7ede49/expandable_polysty) has announced the addition of the "Expandable Polystyrene Market Outlook 2008" report to their offering.

By Datuk Bernard Francis WE refer to the letter on flight cancellations by Malaysia Airlines from O.L.M. of Tanjung Bungah, Penang, ("Don't leave it to the last minute" - NST, Sept 4). Malaysia Airlines would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to O.L.M.

Etihad sizzles in scorching summer Etihad Airways has enjoyed its busiest summer period in its four year history with more than 1.6 million passengers flying onboard the Abu Dhabi-based airline's flights during the months of June, July and August.

By Tom Daykin MILWAUKEE -- Midwest Airlines pilot Gerald Earwood was flying about 100 miles west of New York when he first noticed what seemed like wisps of smoke coming off the World Trade Center.

By Jeeva Arulampalam THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the Asia- Pacific airline industry will see profit shrink 67 per cent to US$300 million (RM1.04 billion) for 2008.

By BEKAH PORTER Good news, pastry lovers. The next time you sink your teeth into a freshly-buttered, flaky crescent roll straight from the tube, you can rest assured that the Pillsbury Dough Boy's signature "Tee-hee" remains unreplicated.

By Brian Bowling Dustin Ludwig lives in a 1930s log cabin off Luther Road, two lanes of tar-and-chipped rock in Nicktown. It's a place where Ludwig, 25, can hunt. It's near ponds where he can fish. He can drive his Dodge truck and park without issue.

By FA Krift This is not your father's coal boom. Record high coal prices suggest, and industry analysts and executives confirm, that demand for Appalachian coal is at an all- time high. Yet that demand hasn't produced companies, jobs and new mines that a 1970s coal boom produced.

By Brian Bowling Blizzards and floods half a world away have helped push Pennsylvania toward a coal-mining boom.

By Joe Napsha When Russian leader Nikita S. Khrushchev toured the United States in 1959, he visited Mesta Machine Co. in West Homestead to see a mill that made machine tool and steel mill equipment for the thriving steel industry.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.