Business News Archive - April 10, 2010

Move to Cut-rate Auto Transport Companies Destroys Good Jobs, Can Cause Hidden Damages NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, members of Teamsters Locals 210 and 560 demonstrated at the New York International Auto Show to protest Honda and its move away from longtime professional carhaul companies to cheaper, less-experienced carriers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) At the Honda exhibit, carhaul drivers dressed as crash test dummies distributed leaflets that read "Tell Honda You're No Dummy" and directed consumers to the web site www.CarBuyersBeware.com. "Honda's actions to move work away from the professional, experienced companies that have safely delivered its cars for years threaten the jobs of 5,000 carhaul drivers," said Teamster Carhaul Division Director Fred Zuckerman.

SEATTLE, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Carpenter's Tower, LLC, the owner of the 25-story McGuire Apartments in the Belltown area of Seattle, today announced plans to vacate the building at Second Avenue and Wall Street over the next several months due to extensive construction defects which are financially impractical to repair. "While there are no imminent tenant safety issues, the experts involved in the investigation and repair of the building have indicated that there will be structural issues that could present safety issues by 2011 and beyond," said Brian Urback, with Kennedy Associates, the real estate advisor for Carpenter's Tower.

PHOENIX, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Lowe's and Kobalt Tools have joined the track's team of corporate partners.

LOS ANGELES, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In selecting U.S. District Judge James V. Selna to hear more than 100 federal lawsuits filed around the country against Toyota, a federal judicial panel also granted a formal request by the Lanier Law Firm to rename the litigation and expand its scope.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.