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Business News Archive - March 07, 2010

HAIFA, Israel, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT) (the "Company") announced today that at its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on March 4, 2010 at the Company's offices in Haifa, the proposed resolution - that Dr.

BAODING, China, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which holds the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced a senior government delegation including Jiang Zemin, former President of China, Zeng Peiyan, former Vice Premier of China, and Zhang Guobao, Director of the National Energy Administration of China, visited Yingli Green Energy's headquarters in Baoding on March 5 and 6, 2010.

WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When: 9:30am, Monday, March 8 Who: CENTS -- Coalition to End Needless Tax Subsidies Where: Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC What: Press conference re Northrop Grumman Coming to DC, then join us in testifying before the Committee on Economic Development at 10:00AM in room 500 of the Wilson building. While the District of Columbia is facing a budget shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars and cutting essential services, the DC Council is offering $25 million in tax abatements and grants to lure defense contractor Northrop Grumman to the District.

PADF-OAS seek donations at (877) 572-4484 WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donations are needed to support general relief, a group of children's clinics and an organization dedicated to rebuilding homes in Chile, the non-profit Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced today.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past month, news sites, gossip sites and blogs have been buzzing over Oscar predictions for the March 7th, 2010 82nd Academy Awards.

In the news release, "Universal Travel Group Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Results" issued on March 5 by Universal Travel Group (NYSE: UTA) over PR Newswire Asia, we are advised by the Company that the first paragraph under the section titled, "Fourth Quarter 2009 Financial Results" should read "Revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2009, was $34.2 million compared to $29.4 million for the same period in 2008, an increase of approximately 16.1%.

LOS ANGELES, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- For over eight decades, the Academy Awards has marked the greatest achievements in motion picture - and on the red carpet.

LAS VEGAS, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Preferred Transportation Self-Insured Group (PTSIG), a Nevada Workers' Compensation program, today reported a decline in work injury claims costs of 71% since 2005.

BOSTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PMC BioTec, a global leader in biological waste to energy technologies, announced it was selected as a 2010 GoingGreen Top 50 Winner by AlwaysOn.

JOHANNESBURG, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Positioned for future growth despite challenging marketsHeadline earnings per share decreased by 51% to R10,67Overall group production volumes upCash fixed costs reducedInterim dividend increased by 12% to R2,80 per shareFull pipeline of capital projects progressing wellFocused response to climate change imperativeOverview Chief executive, Pat Davies says: "Our deliberate, intense efforts on operational improvement and cost reduction have resulted in an overall improvement in volumes and a reduction in unit cash costs.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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