Business News Archive - April 01, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, and BASEL, Switzerland, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta and Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, today announced an agreement to cross license their respective corn traits for commercialization within their branded seed businesses.

FRESNO, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Western Pistachio Association today released important information and clarification related to the recently announced recall of pistachios. The pistachio recall involves a single processor.

DENVER, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) ("Newmont" or "the Company") today announced that the international arbitration panel delivered its decision pertaining to the dispute in regard to the divestiture of PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara's ("PTNNT's") shares.

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design and engineering company, today announced that its 50% subsidiary ARCADIS AQUMEN FACILITY MANAGEMENT (AAFM), has signed a contract to provide facility management services to NS Poort, the part of the Dutch railway company that is active in the (re-)development of locations, operating buildings and terrains in and around railway stations.

Workers at an auto parts plant in Northern Ireland promised Tuesday to continue a sit-in to protest its closing and the skimpy severance packages offered. The Visteon plant in Belfast made parts for Ford and belonged to the company until 2000.

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- NAF Holdings II, LLC today announced that it is extending its previously announced tender offer, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NAF Acquisition Corp., for all outstanding shares of common stock of Hampshire Group, Limited (Pink Sheets: HAMP.PK) until 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on Friday, April 17, 2009.

No-Fault Return, Assisted/Deferred Payments Rank as Tops for Motivating New-Car Shoppers to Purchase IRVINE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information, today announces the results of the latest Kelley Blue Book Market Research survey of in-market new-car shoppers on kbb.com, detailing which types of auto manufacturer financial assurance/guarantee programs they find most motivating.

BAODING, China, April 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") product manufacturers, today announced the appointment of Mr.

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announces today that the Annual Report 2008 is now available digitally on the company website: http://www.arcadis-global.com. About us: ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the field of infrastructure, environment and buildings.

Garden at Liberty Square Housing Development to grow food for the common good MIAMI, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keep Miami Beautiful, City of Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz, City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dorrin Rolle, as well as local law enforcement representatives, Liberty City residents, and local food agencies will celebrate the inauguration of an edible garden today in the County's Liberty Square Housing Development.

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.