Business News Archive - February 18, 2009

Starbucks Corp. management views itself as pro-employee but workers who have unionized say they don't necessarily see the Seattle company that way, Baristas have testified in past court cases that Starbucks managers have tried to derail their union efforts.

BARCELONA, Spain, February 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia's (NYSE: NOK) long standing commitment to environmental action has been recognized at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the company received the GSMA's first award for Outstanding Environmental Contribution.

LONDON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the economic downturn and consequent dip in investments from financial institutions, the politicization of the energy crisis has evoked renewed interest in energy efficiency from institutional investors.

LONDON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the most popular and recognizable elements of present nanotechnology.

PHOENIX, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MESA) (the "Company") announced today first quarter net income from continuing operations of $15.5 million on operating revenues of $265.1 million.

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq: CLMT) (the "Partnership" or "Calumet") reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2008 of $18.5 million compared to net income of $7.8 million for the same period in 2007.

- In a challenging environment, Westlake generated $109.5 million in cash flow from operating activities in the fourth quarter of 2008 with over $200 million in cash balances (including restricted cash).

March 3rd event will bring leading experts from U.S. and abroad to Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.

Conservation experts express concerns about future supplies in HerbalGram article AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is affecting medicinal and aromatic plants around the world and could ultimately lead to losses of some key species.

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.