Business News Archive - September 08, 2009

PARIS and FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, September 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Safran and GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that they have completed the transaction originally announced on April 24, 2009, for Safran to acquire 81% of GE's Homeland Protection business (GE Homeland Protection).

MONTCLAIR, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a tough world out there. Sensitive military and industrial equipment can expect to take a beating in transit.

SAN JOSE, Calif. and GENEVA, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The French retailer Casino Group and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) today announced that SunPower will supply 14 megawatts of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic panels to the supermarket conglomerate by the end of this year.

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, today announced it has entered into a framework agreement with Best Solar Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued a proposal Sept. 8 outlining concrete steps toward the abolition of nuclear weapons.

LONDON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Frost & Sullivan '2009 Global Commercial Aviation Service Technology Innovation of the Year Award', is presented to LORD Ingenierie for developing a unique, automatic, laser-based bird deterrent system, TOM500.

Soldiers' Angels Operation Top Knot Supports Moms LAS VEGAS, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's largest military baby shower will be held on October 10 in Las Vegas for 32 new and expectant mothers who have deployed partners or are active-duty servicewomen.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8 /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*.

LONDON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In Europe's mature protective coatings market, growth in coating sales hinges on the success of individual end-user application markets.

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