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Business News Archive - April 22, 2009

BANGKOK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- International visitors to the upcoming THAIFEX - World of food ASIA 2009 will delight in a wondrous array of premium-quality organic agricultural products.

U.S. snack food maker Frito-Lay Inc. has announced plans to increase the weight in its packages. The Texas company had engaged in what are known as weight outs, reducing the amount of food in packages as a de facto price increase, The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday.

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- India Hospitality Corp. (LSE: IHC, IHC or India Hospitality) today announced that it has obtained a contract extension for its Delhi Air Catering Unit until March 2011.

FORT SMITH, Ark., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) today announced a first quarter 2009 net loss of $18.2 million, or $0.73 per share, compared to net income of $8.5 million, or $0.34 per share, in the first quarter of 2008. "Our first quarter results continue to be hurt by the poor economy and the resulting decline in profitable business," said Robert A.

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- - 3-5 June 2009 at Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany Tecnon OrbiChem (http://www.orbichem.com), a global leader in providing data and analysis to the petrochemical industry, will organise the second Polyester & Intermediates Conference to be held on 3-5 June 2009 at the Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany The conference programme includes 39 presentations that demonstrate the confidence of the polyester industry in a return to growth as the present economic uncertainties start to subside.

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Departing Rome in summer 2009, Celebrity Equinox is the latest addition to the Solstice Class of ships from Celebrity Cruises (http://www.celebritycruises.co.uk).

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The current economic slow down and fear of recession have resulted in restricted budgetary allocations for intrusion detection in commercial as well as residential sectors across Europe.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Spiderhost, a privately owned high-speed Ethernet, managed services, and custom website company, is pleased to announce the launch of SpiderWebTops (http://www.spiderwebtops.com).

- Save money on auto insurance by driving less, and tips to maximize gas mileage - ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day serves as an excellent reminder to re-evaluate one's personal driving habits in an effort to reduce energy consumption.

Long-standing and Innovative Partnerships Help Get the Word Out about Gay-friendly Philly PHILADELPHIA, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is proud to announce the renewal of three partnerships to support its groundbreaking gay and lesbian marketing campaign, Philadelphia - Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay(R).

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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