Business News Archive - October 29, 2009

JOHANNESBURG, October 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today announced net earnings for the September 2009 quarter of R1,007 million, compared with a loss of R293 million and net earnings of R39 million for the June 2009 and the September 2008 quarters respectively.

LONDON, October 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced an interim dividend in respect of the third quarter of 2009 of US$0.42 per A and B ordinary share, an increase of 5% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. Dividends declared on A ordinary shares ("A shares") will be paid by default in euro, although holders of A shares will be able to elect to receive dividend in pounds sterling.

LONDON, October 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced the intended timetable for the 2010 quarterly interim dividends. 2010 interim dividend timetable Announcement Ex-dividend Record Payment

SHANGHAI, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. Ltd., a joint venture between General Motors Company, SAIC Group and Shanghai General Motors (SGM), today announced that OnStar services will be activated and fully operational in China in December 2009.

HOUSTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) today reported net income of $14.4 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, on revenues of $91.8 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

LONDON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At a ceremony to be held at the Science Museum in London later today, Richard Swanson, president and chief technical officer of SunPower Corporation, will receive The Economist's Energy and Environment Innovation Award for 2009.

BEIJING, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy today became a founding member of the Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) between the United States and China, a public-private partnership with leading Fortune 500 companies that seek to develop clean energy projects in China.

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past eight years, Freshpair.com has been helping women look slim and sleek with an extensive shapewear department. Women have had push-up bras and shapewear for years.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.