Business News Archive - February 05, 2010

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb.

COPENHAGEN, February 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The International VELUX Award is pleased to announce the jury of the 2010 Award. The jury makes up a distinguished panel of seven jury members with different cultural backgrounds, nationalities and approaches to architecture.

LONDON, February 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Herbicides and seeds business Syngenta has announced its full year results for 2009 and pointed to a series of external factors which led to a drop in profits. An interview with Mike Mack, Syngenta CEO, is now available at http://www.cantos.com/company/syngenta. The Swiss-based company had to contend with a weaker dollar and higher commododity prices but, despite this, recorded market share gains in its Crop Protection business and strong growth in its Seeds business. And with a confident outlook to the future where the world's growing population places ever greater demands on the earth's farmland and water needs, Chief Executive Mike Mack said: "We expect that volumes are going to be up in 2010 and our new product growth is going to continue to have a lot of momentum.

LONDON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that UK airline bmi has launched its new look passenger check-in operations which have been transformed using the IBM self service check-in system.

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc.

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) announced today that it will release its 2009 fourth quarter results on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 after the market closes.

SEATTLE, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L&L Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LLEN) ("L&L"), a U.S. coal operator serving China's coal market, announced today that it has subcontracted through its subsidiary, L&L Yunnan Tianneng Industry Co., Ltd.

DENVER, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) today reported net income for the 2009 fourth quarter of $127.2 million, or $2.68 per diluted share, compared with a net loss for the 2008 fourth quarter of $89.0 million, or $1.92 per diluted share.

NYSE: TC TSX: TCM, TCM.WT Frankfurt: A6R TORONTO, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

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.