Business News Archive - April 21, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and LONDON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's largest car sharing service, today announced it has acquired Streetcar, the UK's fastest growing car club.

ST. LOUIS, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAFC Hitech®, a business segment within SAFC®, a member of the Sigma-Aldrich® Group (Nasdaq: SIAL), today announced the appointment of Philip Rose as its new company president succeeding Barry Leese, who retired on April 1, 2010.

BASEL, Switzerland, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced today that it received deregulation of MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

LONDON, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Concateno ( http://www.concateno.com/index.php?cPath=147_152_297), Europe's leading drug and alcohol test provider, has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise (http://www.queensawards.org.uk/business/business.html ) in recognition of its outstanding innovation and commercial performance. The Queen's Award for Enterprise is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a business and is the UK's top award for business performance. Awards are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister and his advisory committee, comprised of leading industry leaders and government representatives, for special contributions towards innovation and commercial success.

BEIJING, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), the U.S. electric vehicle pioneer, today introduced its design and engineering expertise to the Chinese media and outlined production plans to bring all-electric vehicles to the Chinese market.

HSINCHU, Taiwan, R.O.C., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GrubHub.com (http://www.grubhub.com/), a fast-growing online service that shows people all the local restaurants that deliver and allows them to order directly online or by phone, has found a unique approach to reduce its carbon footprint.

JOHANNESBURG, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today announced that it has started the depth extension of the South Deep Ventilation Shaft, a crucial milestone in the development of South Deep, the newest mine in Gold Fields' South African portfolio.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- First financial results published since Chrysler Group began operations on June 10, 2009. Net Revenues for the June 10 - December 31, 2009 period were $17,710 million, including $9,434 million in Q4.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Revenues in Q1 2010 increased to $9,687 million, up from $9,434 million in Q4 2009.Operating Profit(a) came in at $143 million, as trading margins turned positive and continued to improve.Modified EBITDA(b) was $787 million, or 8.1 percent of Net Revenues.

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.