Business News Archive - July 19, 2009

A British Columbia woman says Wal-Mart apologized to her after telling her she couldn't breastfeed in public at one of the chain's stores, she said. Tanya Constable was at the Wal-Mart in Langford, near Victoria, July 16, when her 11-month-old daughter, Myra, started to cry.

JetAmerica, based in Florida, has suspended flights to all markets indefinitely and said it would notify customers and give refunds for tickets. We are reluctantly suspending our public charter operations effective today, John Weikle, chief executive officer, said in a statement Friday.

NEW DELHI, India, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chose the LEED Platinum rated ITC Green Centre to announce a vision for Indo-US collaboration on climate change.

MOSCOW, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year running, Formula One Racing around the Kremlin proved a great success.

Companies offering so-called virtual doormen services are helping developers in New York and elsewhere save on staffing costs, a company executive says. Colin Foster, sales and marketing vice president for Virtual Doorman, said his New York company offers developers the chance to avoid hiring an on-site

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The 87th Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has a new world record holder today - the Rhys Millen Racing Red Bull Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

The biggest golden parachute ever given a European executive awaits Porsche chief Wendelin Wiedeking, The Sunday Times of London reported. Without naming sources, the newspaper reported that should Volkswagen complete a purchase of the debt-burdened German sports car maker, Wiedeking would stand to

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.