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Business News Archive - June 25, 2009

China, responding to a U.S.-EU complaint about its export restrictions, says its policy is consistent with World Trade Organization rules. The United States and the European Union have complained to the WTO that China's limits on exporting some of its raw materials are unfair. China's Xinhua news agency quoted an unnamed Commerce Ministry official as saying the export restrictions on commodities such as bauxite, coke, magnesium, zinc and silicon metal are designed to protect the environment and natural resources. The complaint says these restrictions create unfair advantages for Chinese industries and distort world competition. China's policies on these raw materials put a giant thumb on the scale in favor of Chinese producers, U.S.

AMSTERDAM, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, announced today that it has signed a merger agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Malcolm Pirnie, a White Plains, New York based company predominantly active in water and environmental consulting and engineering, currently owned by about 80 internal shareholders.

SEATTLE, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualified bachelors begging for an extraordinary matchmaking search can opt for the 4M Club's established Rolls Royce plan. Now through 2009, the 4M Club are throwing in a Tesla Roadster electric sports car, custom-built for the client.

LONDON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The UK defence industry remains insulated from global recession compared to other market verticals, with government defence spending fixed into long-term programmes and immune from short-term economic cycles.

LONDON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The impact of the economic downturn on the European heavy and medium commercial vehicles telematics market will be outweighed by strong market-driving factors including fleet process optimisation and cost cutting.

- Soak Up the Sun With Fares As Low As $44* - ORLANDO, Fla., June 25 /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 $44*.

Thin, Low-Cost, 5x3-Inch Module Ideal for ADA-Compliant Wall Fixtures; One-Fourth the Power of Standard Incandescents SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- OptoElectronix today announced a unique LED-based lighting module that enables luminaire manufacturers to accelerate adoption of SSL (solid state lighting) for commercial lighting fixtures.

LAS VEGAS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- An article addressing the future of solar energy equities has been released and is available free of charge at: http://smallcapsentinel.com/altenergy6-25 Investors of the following equities are encouraged to read this exclusive commentary and to register to receive similar intelligence from Small Cap Sentinel, a leading source for information on the markets, solar energy, and emerging equities: Applied Materials, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- An article addressing the future of wind energy equities has been released and is available free of charge at: http://smallcapsentinel.com/altenergy6-25 Investors of the following equities are encouraged to read this exclusive commentary and to register to receive similar intelligence from Small Cap Sentinel, a leading source for information on the markets, wind energy, and emerging equities: American Superconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: AMSC), A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd.

BRUSSELS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- - Material's Unique Benefits and 10+ Years of Progressive, Sustainable Thinking Paying Off for European Consumers In the middle of the European Green Week 2009 (23-26 June), the European-based aluminum industry is pointing a spotlight at its historical commitment to adding its immeasurable value to a greener, more sustainable society.