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Business News Archive - April 22, 2010

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG, and SYDNEY, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the independent $5.64 billion investment fund, today announced the election of Raj Rao as a Partner of the firm, effective immediately. Adebayo Ogunlesi, Chairman and Managing Partner of GIP commented: "We are delighted to welcome Raj as a Partner.

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is taking on the pressing challenge of boosting its renewable energy market with a revived focus. Until recently, the region heavily relied on fossil fuels from Russia and largely ignored the potential of renewable energy sources.

WARSAW, Poland, April 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It takes on average 42 months to get a building consent for a wind farm in the EU, with Italy, Belgium and the UK among the quickest countries and Spain and Portugal among the slowest.

LONDON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the automotive navigation market, Frost & Sullivan recognises TomTom N.V.

May planting to mark 20th anniversary of Plant a tree, Cool the globe campaign WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global ReLeaf, the tree planting arm of American Forests - the nation's oldest nonprofit conservation organization - will plant 4.8 million trees this year in 43 projects in 14 states and 10 countries to help restore forests important for wildlife, clean water, and carbon sequestration.

BEIJING, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales of passenger vehicles in China (including passenger cars, SUVs and minivans) are expected to increase from 8.7 million units in 2009 to 13.55 million units in 2015--an increase of more than 55 percent, according to a special report titled China Automotive 2015: The Cost of Opportunity, released by J.D.

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) will issue its financial results news release for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010, at 4 p.m. (EDT) on April 29, 2010.

NORTHVILLE, Mich., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amerigon Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARGN), a leader in developing and marketing products based on advanced thermoelectric (TE) technologies, announced today that its proprietary Climate Control Seat® (CCS®) system is currently being offered on two models of the new 2010 Ford F-250 line of trucks.

CALABASAS, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTSC) (NTS) will report its financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended January 31, 2010, before the market opens on Thursday, April 29, and will host a conference call at 11:30 a.m.

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Public Transportation Association reports that public transit systems in the U.S. and Canada topped more than 12 billion passengers last year.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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