Business News Archive - May 24, 2009

A larger than expected number of U.S. residents are retiring early, many of them believed to be laid-off workers, analysts said. Early retirement claims are up 25 percent from last year with more people choosing to retire at age 62 instead of 66, said Stephen C. Goss, chief actuary for the U.S.

EDWARDS, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew landed at 8:39 a.m. PDT Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

BOULDER, Colo., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Astronauts for NASA's STS-125 servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) installed two science instruments built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

DAYTONA, Fla., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U-Haul Company of Daytona Beach is offering 30 days of free storage to Daytona residents whose homes have been affected by recent storms and flooding.

Two Louis Braille Coins Return with Atlantis EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the space shuttle Atlantis landed today, it also returned from space two Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollars.

The British village of Andover and up to 2,000 acres of surrounding lands will soon be owned by H&M owner Stefan Persson, property industry sources say. The unidentified sources said while contracts for the real estate deal have yet to be finalized, the owner of the Swedish fashion company plans to buy the Linkenholt estate and its surrounding lands for nearly $40 million, The Sunday Times of London said. The land purchase by the second richest man in Sweden would include 21 homes where residents of villages currently live.

SINGAPORE, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Packaging is an intrinsic part of food in modern urban life. It is also vital for export as it protects the contents and ensures that quality products reach the consumer.

Word of the Day
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.