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Business News Archive - September 06, 2010

LOS ANGELES and PARIS, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- American Apparel (Amex: APP), the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, has opened a new store La Defense, one of the most important business and shopping districts in Paris. The 1700 sq.

NORWICH, England, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Fabric Warehouse, a national organisation specialising in textiles and fabric retail, is currently working with PostCoder.com www.postcoder.com in a bid to improve customer relations through lookup address searches and drive sales forward.

AMSTERDAM, September 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Introducing the Mobileye C2-270(TM) - a Piece of Technology the Size of a Digital Camera Enhancing a Driver's Ability to Prevent Collisions Mobileye, the global pioneer and leader in vision-based collision prevention systems, announced today that it has launched the Mobileye C2-270(TM), a revolutionary system featuring the EyeQ2(R) vision chip, which detects pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles, and lane markings.

GORINCHEM, The Netherlands, September 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In July 2010, XSPlatforms was certified by TUV Nederland, part of the TUV NORD Group. XSPlatforms was previously certified to the NEN-EN-ISO 9001/2000 standard, which has been replaced by the NEN-EN-ISO 9001/2008 standard. The quality management system was evaluated in accordance with the procedures for systems certification of TUV Nederland.

VALENCIA, Spain, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- At the European Photovolatic Solar Energy Conference, SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), today announced that its SunPower Oasis(TM) Power Plant (SunPower Oasis) product, a fully integrated, modular solar power block, is now available in Europe.

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harley-Davidson family of customers, dealers, employees and suppliers presented a contribution of $3.3 million to the Muscular Dystrophy Association today during the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon.

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has increased its fully financed offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Airgas, Inc.

RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today noted that Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD) ("Air Products") has announced a revised tender offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of Airgas at a price of $65.50 per share in cash.

RESTON, Va., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Response from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to President Obama's new transportation infrastructure investment plan: "Out nation's economy can't survive without the stable foundation infrastructure provides.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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