Business News Archive - June 05, 2009

PARIS, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At their Annual Meeting held on June 3, 2009 in Bagnolet, France, Saft Groupe SA's shareholders approved the recommended dividend payment for 2008 amounting to EUR0.68 per share, and resolved that each shareholder will have the option of receiving their dividend in the form of cash or newly-issued ordinary shares of the Company. The price of the new ordinary shares issued for the purpose of the dividend payment is set at EUR22.87.

A Pennsylvania woman has filed a patent infringement suit against Victoria's Secret, saying the company copied her multilayer uplift bra. Heather Knox of Monroeville told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette she patented her bra in 2006 after working on it for years.

MillerCoors LLC has decided to stop running ads featuring an actor from the TV show The Sopranos to advertise Miller Lite in the United States.


The Italian clothing company Gianni Versace may be looking for a new chief executive.

MONTREAL, June 5 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan, is launching its global Sustainability Moments(SM) campaign to coincide with World Environment Day celebrations. "This internal campaign is intended to increase awareness and educate employees about sustainability throughout the next year.

BERLIN, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The automotive battery industry is growing at a rapid rate despite the economic crisis. The increased focus on hybrid and electric vehicles has led to battery innovation and market growth.

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- California American Water won the Public Relations Society of America's National Bronze Anvil Award in the brochure category for a water conservation wheel it developed and mailed to customers in its Monterey District during the spring of 2008.

VANCOUVER, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V - CVV) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") has re-commenced drilling on the Black Lake project, located within the Black Lake First Nation Reserve, on the northern rim of the Athabasca basin, Saskatchewan.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti has announced pricing on the newest addition to the Infiniti lineup, all-new G37 Convertible, which is scheduled to go on sale June 19th at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

BAODING, China, June 5 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy"), one of the world's leading vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") product manufacturers, today announced that its PV modules will be installed in a 13 MW plant in the Czech Republic to be constructed by S.A.G.

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.