Business News Archive - June 21, 2009

ABU DHABI, UAE, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Devotees to custom cars are to be handed an exclusive offer from Konig Wheels when they enter their rides into the largest "show car" competition in the Middle East - the Barbican Turbo Top 100.

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap", NYSE: AER) announced that Abu Dhabi-based investment holding company Waha Capital PJSC (ADX: WAHA) has agreed to acquire a fifty percent stake in AerVenture Limited.

HYDERABAD, India, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Satyam Computer Services Limited (NYSE: SAY), a global consulting and information technology services provider, today unveiled its new brand identity, "Mahindra Satyam." This strategic move paves the way for the emergence of a robust brand, which draws from the core values of the Mahindra Group and the inherent strength of the Satyam brand.

Melrose Park, Illinois native takes the Championship points lead LEXINGTON, Ohio, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- After a DNF in Round 2 of the SCCA Pro Racing Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup season, Timmy Megenbier has been a driver on a mission.

A strike by 22,000 Toronto municipal workers appeared imminent Sunday as a union leader said contract talks with city negotiators had been fruitless. A walkout, the first since a bitter, six-week strike in 2002, could start as early as midnight Sunday if the two sides can't find common ground, the Toronto Sun reported. A strike by members of Locals 70 and 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees would affect city garbage collection, ferry schedules, daycare centers and events on public property.

MAGOG, Quebec, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magnum D'Or Resources, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDOR), a next generation rubber recycling Solutions Company, announced the company's CEO, Joseph Glusic, filmed an exclusive interview with Mr. Roger Ballentine.

John Houghtaling, inventor of the coin-operated, vibrating Magic Fingers bed, has died in Florida at age 92, his son says. Paul Houghtaling said his father died Wednesday at his Fort Pierce, Fla., home after apparently falling and hitting his head, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Magic Fingers beds became commonplace for American travelers in the 1960s, who fed quarters into the bedside coin boxes at motels across the country, activating small motors that gently shook the box springs as a relaxation service, the newspaper said. It was probably the first guest-room amenity after the TV, and almost ubiquitous in motels in the 1960s and into the 1970s, Ed Watkins, editor of Lodging Hospitality magazine, told the Times.

HSINCHU, June 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp.

SolarMagic Power Optimizers Improve Design Flexibility, Help Make Solar Accessible to More Japan Homeowners TOKYO, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM) today announced it has started shipping its SolarMagic(TM) power optimizers in Japan.

- National Starts Sales of SolarMagic Power Optimizers in Japan through National's First Japanese PV Partner TOKYO, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: NSM), of Santa Clara, Calif.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).