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Business News Archive - February 22, 2009

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is seeking to ban 100 percent mortgages as part of his efforts to save the country's banking system, sources say.

EMS Expert Will Lead State-of-the-Art Critical Care Transport System MESA, Ariz., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Ambulance President Jeff Sargent has announced the appointment of Dr.

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. at Heli- Expo today announced the creation of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a rebranding of its existing commercial business units currently located in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania.

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an event at Heli-Expo today, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recognized the Los Angeles County Fire Department for its heroic efforts during the 2008 Southern California wildfires and Metrolink train crash while using the Sikorsky FIREHAWK(R) helicopter.

Florida Crystals, which is trying to block a proposed land deal that would benefit rival U.S. Sugar, is seeking to buy its rival's assets, the companies say. Despite employing lobbyists to work against a proposal by Florida Gov.

European Union leaders say international financial regulatory mechanisms must be greatly strengthened to avoid future economic meltdowns. Meeting Sunday in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the other EU leaders gathered to coordinate Europe's position on financial market reform and tackle the deepening recession ahead of an April Group of 20 summit in London, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh off the inaugural flight of the S-76D(TM) helicopter on Feb. 7, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

HOUSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northern Offshore, Ltd. (Oslo Bors: NOF.OL) today announced that it had made a required filing with the Oslo Stock Exchange regarding material financial information.

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northern California Chapter of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are hosting a seminar to assist employers in understanding Senate Bill 375 (SB 375) and Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32).

England plans to cut in half the number of highly skilled workers it lets into the country from outside the European Union, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said. Smith said the cuts would come from a tightening of entry requirements, The Times of London reported Sunday.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'