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Business News Archive - September 22, 2009

NIEUWEGEIN, the Netherlands, September 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The British Office of Fair Trading has imposed a fine of GBP8,333,116.- (approximately EUR9.2 million) on Ballast Nedam N.V.

DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- AreaRugs.com has new ownership, having been bought by a group of investors for an astounding $405,000 for just the domain. Randy Ward, President and CEO, AreaRugs.com Inc., says, "Our goal is to be the number one shopping destination online for area rugs.

FLORIANA, Malta and MILAN, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunRay Renewable Energy and SunPower Corp.

COPENHAGEN and NEW YORK, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, on behalf of the Danish government as hosts of the UN Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15), today announced a new collaboration with the global internet company Google. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090922/360553 ) The aim of the collaboration is to increase global engagement in climate change in the run-up to and during COP15 in Copenhagen in December. The collaboration includes a number of online initiatives: - "Raise your voice" COP15 YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/cop15 Denmark will allow users of the online video sharing website YouTube to share their thoughts on climate change and to make their voices be heard at the conference.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22 /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 $39*.

-- World Vision calls on U.S. Congress, G20 leaders to push forward commitments to end hunger -- Climate change also affecting food security; global leaders must provide adequate funding to help poor communities adapt PITTSBURGH, Sept.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermal Engineering Associates, Inc. (TEA) announces the immediate availability of a new family of Thermal Interface Material (TIM) characterization tools that offer flexibility, standardization, and low cost.

VANCOUVER, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V - CVV) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") is pleased to report assay results from its August 2009 drill program at the Fond Du Lac Project in the Athabasca Basin, Canada.

AUGSBURG, Germany, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Subsequent to the announcement of the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed on 8 September 2009, the German surveillance lab in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg has confirmed the detection of GM linseed/flax variety FP967/CDC Triffid, which is unapproved in the EU. Additionally, there have been additional EU Rapid Alert announcements regarding the presence of FP967/CDC Triffid in food products distributed to Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, and Switzerland.

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) today announced that its Luxembourg-headquartered Goodyear S.A.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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