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Business News Archive - November 12, 2009

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced today the signing of agreements to acquire two U.S.-based lettuce seed companies: Synergene Seed & Technology, Inc. and Pybas Vegetable Seed Co., Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com Market Intelligence Brand Watch study and Market Watch report, over the past year in-market new-car shoppers have shown increased interest in the Audi, Ford and Hyundai brands.

ABU DHABI, UAE, November 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Outside banking and economics, regulators rarely hit the headlines but the rapid expansion of the built environment in burgeoning Abu Dhabi has put the men and women who ensure the safety of those who live and work in the emirate under unusually intense scrutiny. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091112/366651 ) The Abu Dhabi Government has recently signed up to new and rigorous codes in urban and industrial building ,enforced by tough and inquisitive regulators, with hundreds of delegates from both private and public sector being despatched to training courses on every aspect of construction from seismic protection to fire control. The new rules, the Abu Dhabi Building Codes, conform to the most demanding global standards and have been developed in tandem with the International Code Council (ICC), responsible for advising US regulators on their exacting regime. The challenge is significant not least because o

TORONTO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sino-Forest Corporation ("Sino-Forest") (TSX:TRE) today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009. All amounts in this release are expressed in U.S.

VLISSINGEN, The Netherlands, November 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This is the start of a new Era in polar expedition cruising: the Dutch flagged expedition vessel "Plancius", operated by Oceanwide Expeditions from Vlissingen, the Netherlands, is almost ready to set sail to Antarctica, offering the maiden voyage on 08 January 2010.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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