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Business News Archive - February 04, 2009

LONDON, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- World-Check today announced the acquisition of IntegraScreen, a leading provider of due diligence services to corporations and governments worldwide. With the addition of International Enhanced Due Diligence (IEDD) reports to its existing portfolio, World-Check is positioned to provide an end-to-end risk management service providing Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Employee (KYE) identity authentication, reputation screening, customized country risk assessments and comprehensive due diligence reports for in-depth analysis, reporting and monitoring across multiple industries. IEDD reports are specifically designed to cater to market needs and provide KYC and business partner screening that meets Anti Money Laundering (AML), anti corruption and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) compliance obligations such as those required under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and the USA Patriot Act.

LONDON, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama is backing a green stimulus package with $150bn of investment in low-carbon infrastructure to create jobs and combat climate change.

LONDON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has named Aldo Basile its new Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

MUMBAI, India, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The escalation in passenger vehicle production and sales coupled with increased penetration of original equipment (OE) fitment has resulted in a growth spurt for the passenger vehicles infotainment systems market in India.

Consumers Flock to 'the Trusted Resource(R)' for New Car Information IRVINE, Calif., Feb.

ROCKFORD, Mich., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The discovery of fire opened up whole new worlds of taste for stone-age humans. They could start turning those chunks of raw mammoth meat into beautifully browned roast leg of mammoth and were benefiting from an interesting chemical reaction.

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XATA Corporation (Nasdaq: XATA), today reported a 91 percent increase in sales for the first quarter ended December 31, 2008, as sales increased to $14.6 million from $7.7 million for the same period in fiscal 2008.

- Decline in wholesale electricity margins reduces earnings in both periods - Company reaffirms 2009 and 2010 earnings forecasts ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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