Business News Archive - April 02, 2010

HOUSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (Nasdaq: PTEN) today reported that for the month of March 2010, the Company had an average of 146 drilling rigs operating, including 138 rigs in the United States and 8 rigs in Canada.

DUBLIN, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Babcock & Brown Air Limited (NYSE: FLY) ("B&B Air"), a global lessor of modern, fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft announced today that it will be partnering with the current management team of Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management to invest in BBAM LP, a newly formed, privately-held aircraft leasing and management business.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On the first day of the 2010 World of Concrete Show, Premier Scaffold Solutions announced availability of the Made in USA ProSeries Mast Climber.

COSTA MESA, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NADAguides.com, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information, announced today the 2011 Ford Mustang is its "Car of the Month" for April.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- State legislatures are slashing school budgets which could eliminate enrichment programs in schools. "A lot of these money problems can be solved by looking no further than their school cafeterias," says Barry Schuster, Food Court design expert.

DEBARY, Fla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine State One Call (SSOCOF) today announced results from a recent survey that found more than half (57 percent) of Americans who plan to dig on their property this year do not plan to notify their local call-before-you-dig center by calling 811.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eco-fashion is one of the biggest trends of the decade, and designers are offering more stylish and affordable clothing as consumer demand rises.

MADISON, Wis., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In connection with the upcoming Wellington Shields & Company/Berenson Midwest Utilities Seminar, Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT) will webcast its formal presentation to the financial community on Wednesday, April 7, at 2:15 p.m.

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The egg packaging for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll has been made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain-of-custody certified paperboard.

NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Earth Month 2010 and Origins Earth Initiatives which support programs that help to sustain the planet, Origins will host its first annual Origins Rocks Earth Month Concert in NYC on April 19th.

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.