Business News Archive - May 07, 2009

PARIS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - 1st Quarter Revenues up 12.8% and Strong Growth of the Offshore Activity up 47.7% (+36% at Constant Exchange Rates) Compared With the 1st Quarter of 2008 Revenues for the first quarter of 2009 were up 12.8% compared with the same period in 2008, totaling 238.7 million euros.

To see full report, access www.tam.com.br/ir SAO PAULO, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (BOVESPA: TAMM4, NYSE: TAM) First quarter results report of 2009 (1Q09).

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Gross Revenue Rose 5%, Also Impacted by a Positive Currency Effect - Strong Organic Growth in Infrastructure Compensates Decline in Environment and Buildings - On Balance Only a Marginal Decline in Activities - Margin Remains at Good Level - Net Income From Operations Increased by 2% - Outlook for 2009 Remains Uncertain due to Economic Situation ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting, design, planning, engineering, and management services company was able to present a result for the first quarter of 2009 that matched last year's performance. Gross revenue increased by 5% to EUR 418 million, also as a result of a positive currency effect caused by the stronger U.S.

JOHANNESBURG, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today announced headline earnings for the March 2009 quarter of R1,512 million, compared with headline earnings of R484 million and R1,246 million for the December 2008 and the March 2008 quarters respectively.

AMSTERDAM, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobileye N.V., a global pioneer and leader in vision-based driver assistance systems and analytics for automotive manufacturers and suppliers, teams with Delphi Corporation and with Volvo Car Corporation to deliver vital vision processing technology for the next generation Volvo S60, planned for a mid-2010 debut.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of the infrastructure in Angola and Mozambique was severely devastated during their respective civil wars.

Kbb.com Editors Offer Their New Car Choices for Mom, both Fun and Functional IRVINE, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10 Great Mom Cars for Mother's Day 2009, www.kbb.com/10greatmomcars, were named today by the expert editors from Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information. The kbb.com editors know that the car mom needs and the car mom wants are rarely one and the same.

- For Fares As Low As $29*, You Can Turn Getaway Plans into Reality - ORLANDO, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched a sale for travel to all the airline's destinations with fares starting as low as $29*.

HOUSTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today that the international rig count for April 2009 was 986, down 26 from the 1,012 counted in March 2009, and down 88 from the 1,074 counted in April 2008.

- 1Q '09 vs 1Q '08 Pro Forma Production up 13% - Net Income $25 million; Adjusted Earnings $6.5 million - Focus on Improving Margins Delivers Strong Results; Lease Operating Expenses Decrease to $11.78/BOE - Hastings Complex Sold for $201 Million DENVER, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Venoco, Inc.

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.