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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.