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Business News Archive - June 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for the Green Bank today congratulates Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Representative Henry A.

HONG KONG, June 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China is Russia's biggest trade partner. China's consumer goods such as textile and garments, with their cheep prices, are sustaining the daily needs of Russian people, who are less than prosperous.

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A General Motors executive has denied a Chinese radio report that Beijing will block the sale of its Hummer division to a Chinese company.

Fiat chief executive Sergio Marchionne says he is still interested in acquiring the German automaker Opel. In the wake of reports that Opel's takeover by Canadian-Austrian parts maker Magna has encountered difficulty, Marchionne said Fiat's rejected bid is still on the table, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. We have confirmed our interest, the Italian executive said Friday.

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COLEBROOK, N.H., June 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life-saving highway driving tips were presented today as part of the American Trucking Associations' national Share the Road highway safety tour by top professional truck drivers.

A sour economy, not problems at Boeing, caused Qantas to cancel orders for 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said. Qantas this week cuts its order of Dreamliners from 65 to 50 and deferred delivery of the first group of Dreamliners by four years. Qantas announced its original

Puerto Rico's new non-profit print newspaper -- The Daily Sun -- could be a model for struggling newspapers elsewhere, its editors say. This really has the potential to be a successful business model, Managing Editor Angel Matos told The Miami Herald in a story published Saturday. The Sun's seven reporters, and others on the 85-member staff, came from the San Juan Daily Star, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that closed last summer after 40 years.

Travel analysts say summer airfares from the United States to several major European cities have jumped in recent days. The increases affect the prime travel period for families heading to Europe on summer trips.

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the second in a series of NASA/NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-O, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., yesterday, to help scientists monitor severe weather that leads to tornadoes, flashfloods and hurricanes.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin