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Business News Archive - February 20, 2009

AMSTERDAM, February 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elsevier announced today that Scopus(R), its flagship product and world's largest abstract and citation (A&C) database, was chosen by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for its Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative. The ERA initiative will assess research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprised of experienced, internationally-recognized experts. Scopus Custom Data will be the sole provider used to assess the country's higher education research output for the ERA's first group of science disciplines: Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences (PCE). By leveraging the broad and rich content available in Scopus the ARC's ERA initiative will evaluate 41 Higher Education Providers (HEPs) using international and national benchmarks. "The ARC is committed to the development of a world-class research quality and eval

Record Sales and Orders Drive Strong Performance in 2008 RICHMOND, Va., Feb.

- Fourth-quarter sales of $2.8 billion -- a decline of 28%; full-year sales of $15.0 billion -- an increase of 2%.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V.

WARRENVILLE, Ill., Feb. 20, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fuel Tech, Inc.

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), the world's second largest home improvement retailer, today reported net earnings of $162 million for the quarter ended January 30, 2009, a 60.3 percent decline from the same period a year ago.

Venoco Reports Year-End 2008 Reserves of 97.5 Million BOE - Reflecting 13% Year-over-Year Reserve Growth (net of production and pro forma for the sale of the Hastings Complex). Full-year 2008 Production was 21,674 BOE/d - an increase of 11% over Full-year 2007. Fourth Quarter 2008 Production was 22,674 BOE/d - an increase of 13% over Fourth Quarter of 2007. DENVER, Feb.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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