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Business News Archive - November 18, 2010

PARIS, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BOURBON announces that it has today signed the sale of its holding in Sucrerie de Bourbon Tay Ninh, in Vietnam, to a group of Vietnamese investors for 34 million euros (at current VND exchange rate). With this disposal, BOURBON will be fully divested from the sugar company located in Vietnam, in which the Group still held a 68.52% stake. BOURBON thus affirms its position as a "pure player" in offshore oil and gas marine services. About BOURBON BOURBON offers a broad range of deepwater and continental offshore oil and gas marine services.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zipcar announced that its acquisition of Streetcar Limited has been provisionally cleared in the United Kingdom by the Competition Commission.

DUBAI, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chartering Empty Legs is becoming increasingly popular in the Air Charter industry and known for being a quick and easy way to travel at a fraction of the original cost.

GENEVA and SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Etrion Corporation (TSX: ETX) (OMX: ETX), an independent solar power producer, and SunPower Corp.

LONDON, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Grid today releases 2010 interim results, unveiling a 45% increase in profit before tax up to GBP938m.

XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd.

Western Also Announces Sale of Shares by Audley to Walter VANCOUVER, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Western Coal Corp.

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) today announced it will change its stake in Mazda Motor Corporation to 3.5 percent from 11 percent. The transaction is expected to be completed Friday.

MORGES, Switzerland, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - CA Wily Application Performance Management Facilitates Trouble-Free Online Business Transactions and Increases Customer Satisfaction Levels CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA), provider of IT management software and solutions, is helping AMAG to guarantee its customers a first-class online experience. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101014/412869 ) For AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG, the largest chain of car dealerships in Switzerland, the operational reliability of its websites and Web applications is of major strategic importance for the customer contact and sales cycle.

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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