Business News Archive - March 17, 2011

PRESTON, Wash., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silverthin Bearing Group, known and respected for their quality and cost effective manufacturing of thin section bearings is proud to introduce their complete line of slewing ring turntable bearings.

HONG KONG, SHANGHAI and SINGAPORE, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Revenue in 2010 was record high of RMB1.02 billion, up 101.5% from 2009Gross Margin in 2010 was 32.4%, up from 10.9% in 2009GAAP net profit in 2010 was RMB222.9 million, up 795.2% from 2009Excluding a non-cash and one-off share-based compensation of RMB38 million, net profit would be approximately RMB260.9 millionShipment Volume more than double to 175.3MWStrong balance sheet and maintained net cash positionComtec Solar Systems Group Limited ("Comtec" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries the "Group", HKEx stock code: 712), a PRC-based leading manufacturer of monocrystalline solar wafers, today announced its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2010.

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Previously Announced Restructuring Plan Results in Significant One-time Charges Leading to Net Loss for the Full Year - Sales and Gross Profit Improvement for the Quarter and the Full Year Driven by Strong Organic Growth in All Regions Away from Brazil - ChemChina Business Combination Approval Process In-Line with Prior Indications The Makhteshim Agan Group (http://www.ma-industries.com/) (TASE: MAIN), the world leader in branded off-patent crop protection solutions, today reported financial results for the 2010 fourth quarter and fiscal year, ended December 31, 2010. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Below are key financial metrics for the twelve months ended 31/12/10: In millions 1-12/ 1-12/ 2009 % Change 1-12/ 2010 1-12/ 2009 % Change of US$ 2010 As As (as Non-GAAP+ Non-GAAP+ Non-GAAP reported* reported** reported) Sales 236

IRVINE, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com Market Intelligence survey concerning car financing, the majority of new-car shoppers (64 percent) who plan to finance some or all of their next vehicle say they will research their financing options online.

NEW YORK and SHANDONG, China, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Gulf Resources, Inc.

NEW YORK, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't feel blah in your bra! Actress, comedian, and businesswoman Rhonda Shear is helping women worldwide breathe a big sigh of relief with her revolutionary Ahh Bra.

IRVINE, Calif., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to being named the "International Truck of the Year" by ICOTY jurors and a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2011 Kia Sportage compact CUV now has achieved "Best New Crossover Vehicle" in the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards by About.com.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) today announced that it has received orders for 4,200 railcar platforms valued at $325 million.

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award-nominated actor, Hollywood enigma, and current Celebrity Apprentice standout, Gary Busey, brings his unique blend of deep and spiritual driving directions to GPS users across the globe.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.