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Business News Archive - May 08, 2010

LANSING, Mich., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® announced today that it has collected more than 14,000 essential items for women at 14 shelters across the state of Michigan this Mother's Day as part of its statewide program called "Movers for Moms." Designed to provide simple treasures such as slippers, soaps and toiletries to women living in area shelters, "Movers for Moms" featured a partnership between the moving company's Michigan-based franchisees and schools across the state, including 17 of National Heritage Academies' charter schools and A School for the Mind and Body, a preschool in Clarkston.

HAMBURG, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lufthansa entered the jet age with Boeing (NYSE: BA) 50 years ago. The airline and airplane manufacturer, both pre-eminent in the aviation industry, can look back on half a century of close and successful cooperation.

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Missy Latham, American Airlines labor spokesperson, issued the following statement: "American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union have reached a tentative agreement in principle for the Maintenance Control Technician workgroup, previously known as the Technical Specialist workgroup.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Tourism Week May 8-16, Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of the California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC), announced a new online joint marketing promotion with Southwest Airlines at a press conference in Santa Monica today, called California - The Game. Since 2005, CTTC and Southwest have had a strategic alliance, partnering together to promote California travel via Southwest.

EVERETT, Wash., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced it began assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental at the factory in Everett, Wash.

NEW ORLEANS, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from environmental attorney Stuart H.

MILLVILLE, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Just 0.006 seconds separated today's Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup pole winner, Juan Pablo Sierra Lendle, from second position qualifier Wyatt Gooden (Rookie) in today's qualifications at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

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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