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Business News Archive - April 08, 2009

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As of today both the Dutch and English versions of the annual report are available for reference on http://www.ballast-nedam.nl. On the website you will also find the agenda and explanatory notes, together with the other documents for the General Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday 6 May. Printed copies of the Dutch and English annual reports will be available as of 17 April and can be requested at the Public Relations department, pr@ballast-nedam.nl.

- Cost cutting and efficiency programs in all divisions - Nearly every third Mercedes-Benz automobile is meanwhile a "five-liter car" - Shareholders to decide on dividend of 0.60 euro per share BERLIN, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation: DAI) will take all the required measures in order to emerge strengthened from the current economic crisis.

Simonyi Made History as the First Repeat Private Space Explorer VIENNA, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Adventures, Ltd., the only company that provides human space missions to the world marketplace, today announced that its client Charles Simonyi and his crew successfully landed in the Kazakhstan steppes after a visit to the International Space Station (ISS).

HOUSTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday.

Call Will be Webcast Simultaneously RENO, Nevada, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) plans to announce its first quarter 2009 earnings results in a press release that will be issued early morning on Monday, May 11, 2009.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LAI International, Inc., a strategic supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers, announced it has signed a multi-million-dollar agreement to continue long-term production of large-scale turbine engine components. Manufacturing and delivery of the precision-machined partitions are in process at LAI's manufacturing facility in Scarborough, Maine, and will continue through this year.

COVINGTON, La., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2009 financial results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, April 30, 2009.

SEATTLE, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L&L International Holdings, Inc.

CALGARY, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Suncor Energy Inc. reported today that production at its oil sands facility during March averaged approximately 297,000 barrels per day (bpd). Year-to-date oil sands production at the end of March averaged approximately 278,000 bpd.

BOULDER, Colo., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.