Business News Archive - October 04, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd.

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Aid praised family farmers for their ingenuity and perseverance at its sold-out benefit concert held today at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., just outside of St. Louis.

Farmers in eastern U.S.

U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co.

Industrial hemp is legal in Oregon but growers say they can't get on with their business until the federal government change its policies. The Oregon Legislature this year legalized industrial hemp, but Washington still classifies it as an illegal drug in the same category as marijuana, leading to little progress for the state's nascent industry, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Sunday. It's rolled into the definition of marijuana at the federal level, state Sen.

A dispute over whether Columbus Day is a holiday for California state workers is raising tensions between the state and the employees, union officials say. Service Employees International Union Local 1000, which represents some state workers, has told members to stay home on Columbus Day -- the second Monday of October -- as called for in the union's last contract and the law.

MOLINE, Ill., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deere & Company has been notified by the United Auto Workers that a new six-year master agreement has been ratified today by UAW-represented employees at 15 Deere locations.

HOUSTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Space Week began Sunday with celebrations in over 50 nations and an announcement that President Obama will host a "Star Party" on the White House lawn Wednesday evening.

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- US-based Masada Resource Group announced today in New York that the company has partnered with international entrepreneur and California-based business icon Robert H. J.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.