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Business News Archive - March 23, 2011

DEARBORN, Mich., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ford Volunteer Corps is on the job in local communities for a Ford Accelerated Action Day focused on helping children & families.

CHENGDU, China, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today, Dell, the world's leading systems and services provider, held its groundbreaking ceremony for Dell Chengdu Global Operation Facility at Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone. An agreement was signed between Dell and Chengdu Municipal Government on Sept.

HONG KONG, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO; SEHK: 0883) today announced its annual results for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/xprn/sa/200701301659.jpg ) In 2010, the Company's net production reached 328.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), up 44.4% year-over-year ("yoy"), representing the highest production growth in its history.

FOLSOM, Calif., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Altergy Systems (Altergy) is pleased to announce that its international fleet of deployed Freedom Power Systems(TM) has achieved yet another major milestone: These clean and safe "zero emission" hydrogen fuel cell systems have accumulated over 5 million operational hours. Altergy's Freedom Power Systems are providing both continuous power and back-up power to the telecommunications industry and others worldwide. Altergy's zero emission fuel cell electrical power generators provide clean safe power at the point of use -- eliminating the need for batteries and generators.

PHOENIX, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TC Mobility, manufacturer of the Tank Chair all-terrain wheelchair (www.tankchair.com), announces its campaign to award a free Tank Chair from nominations of former or current active duty law enforcement officers who are wheelchair-bound.

TOLEDO, Ohio, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- N-Viro International Corporation (Pink Sheets: NVIC) has the latest news on the N-VIRO Fuel(TM) mobile energy system. The portable fuel system is the first of its kind to produce N-VIRO Fuel(TM) for co-fire testing at power generation stations.

SHENZHEN, China, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- New Energy Systems Group (NYSE Amex: NEWN) ("New Energy" or the "Company"), a vertically-integrated original design manufacturer and distributor of lithium ion batteries and backup power systems, announced today that its 2008 filings for each of its subsidiaries; Shenzhen Anytone Technology Co., Ltd.

Union Members, Community Activists to Notify Customers About How to Protect Their Privacy MADISON, Wis., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marshall & Ilsely (M&I) Bank's "privacy policy" actually gives M&I the right to sell or give away some of the most intimate details of a customer's banking life including information identifying the customer; their address; assets and income; employment history, their medical information, information on accounts; transactions on those accounts; and their use of the M&I website. Customers may assume that M&I Bank will use this private data merely for the bank's own internal use, but instead that information can be given or sold to an array of interests that include credit bureaus; government agencies, including the IRS; any other financial institutions including M&I BANK companies; "third parties" who perform services for M&I Bank and "others" to the extent permitted by law. Besides this intrusion on a customer's r

NEW ORLEANS, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Planters, America's leading snack nut brand, opens the first Planters Grove, a peanut-shaped urban park in New Orleans' historic Central City.

NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the LIUNA Latino Caucus: WHO: New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Queens) Edison Severino, Chairman, LIUNA Latino Caucus Allan Wernick, Director, CUNY Citizenship NOW Julissa Gutierrez, Northeast Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund (NALEO) New York City Partnership for Participation (NYCPP) WHERE: Steps of City Hall WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12 Noon The LIUNA Latino Caucus' launching of a nationwide campaign to encourage and assist Latinos and other immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'