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Business News Archive - May 18, 2010

ST. LOUIS, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today expressed disappointment that the board of Macarthur Coal has turned down Peabody's definitive proposal for the purchase of Macarthur, denying its shareholders the opportunity to vote for the transaction.

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Henkel will display its innovative aerospace solutions at the 2010 SAMPE show in Seattle, Wash. These technologies significantly help to increase process efficiency, reduce costs and strengthen structural integrity.

OULU, Finland, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EB, Elektrobit Corporation (OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that its EB Tough VoIP(TM) system has been delivered to the Finnish Army, who will commence an extensive series of field trials on the system during 2010 to evaluate its performance in varying military scenarios.

NEWARK, N.J., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Global Trade today announces several significant investments designed to enhance its industry-leading Breakbulk franchise, which includes three global Breakbulk events, Breakbulk Magazine and Breakbulk.com.

BEIJING, May 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The 2008 global financial recession was a heavy blow to the recycling metal industry, which has been boosted through a series of stimulus policies in 2009.

IRVINE, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, today announces the official launch of its application for iPhone.

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched a 72-hour sale with special low fares.

LONDON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Urban growth is surging worldwide and currently, over half the world's population lives in cities. Explosive urban population growth and sprawl pose a variety of challenges and opportunities in the way people move around for social and business needs.

KENOSHA, Wis., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey by Jockey International, Inc. asked Americans who they'd most like to bring on a road trip, and George Clooney was named wingman of choice, edging out actor Will Smith.

BOSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is pleased to announce nonstop service from Boston to Phoenix to begin September 2, 2010, offering customers more comfort and value when jetting between the two cities.

Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.