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Business News Archive - October 23, 2009

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sales in the third quarter of 2009 were 8 percent lower at constant exchange rates; excluding a decline in glyphosate prices sales were 3 percent lower*. Reported sales were 12 percent lower at $2 billion.

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, October 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Slight Fall in Order Book - to EUR 1.8 Billion - 2009 Forecast Under Greater Pressure: Operating Result of Approximately EUR 15 Million to EUR 20 Million Situation in the third quarter of 2009 Compared to the first six months of this year, the markets for property and infrastructure showed no improvement during the third quarter. The order book fell from EUR 1,910 million in mid-year to EUR 1,830 million.

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, October 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ballast Nedam N.V. announces that it has decided to buy a maximum of 100,000 depositary share receipts of Ballast Nedam N.V.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Nasdaq: JMBA) -- Jamba Juice announced today that it will help New York City become a little more green as it aligns itself with MillionTreesNYC on Saturday, October 24th( )to plant 20,000 trees in one day.

LOURES, Portugal, October 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Hovione announced today that it has acquired an aseptic spray-drying production line, vial filling and back up utilities from Acusphere, a company located in Boston. The equipment includes sterile filtration, aseptic spray drying, secondary drying and vial filling, as well as terminal sterilization systems, lyophilisation, WFI and clean steam production utilities.

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 23, /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Moorings announced the launch of its new, interactive website, which integrates the Moorings Bareboat Sailing, Power and Crewed Yacht product lines, enabling customers to better select and personalize their charter options.

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced third quarter 2009 sales of $7.7 billion, in line with expectations, versus $9.3 billion in the third quarter last year.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., October 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) today reported 2009 third quarter net income attributable to AMCOL shareholders of $13.3 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared with $1.9 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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