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Business News Archive - April 02, 2009

BEIJING, April 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China today announced that it will launch a co-marketing program with PR Newswire Asia, the world's leading corporate information distribution service, to provide press release distribution services free of charge to the carrier's high-end business travelers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040910/PRNALOGO ) According to the agreement signed between Air China and PR Newswire Asia, from April 1 to June 30, 2009, all Forbidden Pavilion First Class and Capital Pavilion Business Class passengers of Air China will be entitled to experience free North American or Mainland China press release distributions as well as corresponding complimentary online media monitoring services, as provided by PR Newswire Asia.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost all of the technologies for the production of second generation biofuels are in the final stage of commercialisation and their launch is expected within the next two years.

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Defenshield Inc., an engineering and development company specializing in bullet, blast and fragment resistant equipment for the government, military, law enforcement and the private sector, announces the launch of its new website (www.defenshield.com), showcasing its latest defensive product offerings for 2009. "Over the last several months, we've developed a significant number of new products to enhance the safety and protection of our nation's security officers and combat personnel," said Defenshield President Collins White.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is a reason that poverty plays a major role in the environmental problems of many developing countries around the world. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090402/NYFNST01 ) Heifer International understands that poverty forces people into short-term choices based solely on their desperate need for food.

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, an estimated 500 million people around the world will observe Earth Day. While American Airlines will participate, Earth Day will, in a sense, be just another day at the office for the airline.

:::Inexpensive Green Gadgets Notably Reduce Energy Bills and Carbon Footprint::: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the current economic recession and flourishing energy conservation movement, people are looking to cut costs and conserve electricity however they can.

FIFE, Wash., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing building technique - structural insulated panels (SIPs) - is helping Americans reduce home energy use.

Environmental group stops household junk mail DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With growing public concern about climate change and the health of the planet, 41pounds.org offers a quick, easy and effective way that everyone can make a difference: stop junk mail.

Impressive growth illustrates energy industry's increasing reliance on technology to help control costs and boost productivity in uncertain times DENVER and HOUSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Oildex, the energy industry's leading provider of digital data and ePayable services, today announced record transaction levels for 2008.

CERGY, France, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As in the previous two years, SPIE achieved good results in 2008.

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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