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Business News Archive - May 07, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources.

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, May 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Gross Revenues Increase 7%, Net Income From Operations Rises 10% - Pressure in Local Markets Impacts Infrastructure and to a Lesser Extent Water - Environment Improves due to Increased Demand From Private Sector Clients - Buildings Stabilizes, Aided by Order Intake From Asia and Middle East - Good Order Intake Leads to Increase in Backlog in All Business Lines - Possible Return to Organic Growth in Second Half of 2010 ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, achieved good results in the first quarter of 2010.

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, May 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Order Book Down Slightly to EUR 1.7 Billion - Outlook for 2010 Unchanged: Operating Profit Between Approximately EUR 10 Million and EUR 15 Million Situation in the first quarter of 2010 There was no improvement in the markets for property and infrastructure in the first quarter.

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Visteon Corporation (OTC: VSTNQ) today filed a second amended plan of reorganization and disclosure statement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

JOHANNESBURG, May 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today announced net earnings for the March 2010 quarter of R316 million compared with earnings of R1,409 million and R1,307 million in the December 2009 and the March 2009 quarters respectively.

JOHANNESBURG, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Operating profit excluding special items increased year on year to US$54 million (Q2 2009: US$17 million loss)Demand trends improvingNet cash generated US$109 millionBasic loss per share of 6 US cents (unfavourably impacted by 3 US cents special items) Summary Quarter Half-year ended ended Mar Mar Dec Mar Mar 2010 2009 2009 2010 2009 Key figures: (US$ million) Sales 1,576 1,313 1,620 3,196 2,500 Operating profit 28 6 1 29 63 Special items - losses (gains)* 26 (23) 80 106 (55) Operating profit (loss) excluding special items 54 (17) 81 135 8 EBITDA excluding special items* 156 82

Deon van der Mescht confirmed as President and CEO TORONTO and JOHANNESBURG, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or the "Company") announced that its reconstituted Board of Directors has appointed Peter Surgey as Chairman of the Board and John Hick as Lead Independent Director.

CANTERBURY, England, May 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest costs for travellers using low cost carriers are the additional booking fees that these airlines charge.

IRVINE, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new- and used-car information, today announces the official launch of the company's Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Vehicle Value and CPO section on its top-rated Web site for consumer automotive shopping information. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/kelleybluebook/43244/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100507/MM99222 ) "Publishing the Kelley Blue Book® CPO Values will help promote manufacturer-based certification programs as well as the peace of mind it affords consumers," said Justin Yaros, executive vice president, product design and development, Kelley Blue Book.

SHANGHAI, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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