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Business News Archive - April 29, 2011

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Order Book Stable at EUR1.8 Billion - Results on target and in line with last year's 1st quarter - Forecast unchanged: operating result of approximately EUR15 million to EUR20 million for 2011. Situation in the first quarter of 2011 Ballast Nedam has got off to a solid start this year.

STUTTGART, Germany, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimler AG (stock-exchange symbol DAI) made an excellent start to the year 2011: Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the first quarter amounted to euro 2,031 million (Q1 2010: euro 1,190 million), which is 71% above the figure for the prior-year period.

LYSTRUP, Denmark, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization has signed a contract with Terma for the delivery of radar systems for the Danish Navy's three new frigates of the IVER HUITFELDT class, which are expected to enter operational service in 2013. The radar is intended for surveillance and rescue assignments and helicopter guidance.

VIDALIA, Ga., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, Vidalia onion enthusiasts around the country will be able to explore the history of Georgia's beloved state vegetable and the growing region that has made it so famous.

HOUSTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) announced today commencement of drilling operations on the Ruche Marin-A exploration well located in the offshore waters of Gabon, West Africa.

CHANGGE and BEIJING, China, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Zhongpin Inc.

DENVER, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, today reported financial results for the first quarter and maintained its 2011 full year core operating earnings outlook.

NEW ORLEANS, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today reported first quarter 2011 as-reported earnings of $248.7 million, or $1.38 per share, compared with $213.8 million, or $1.12 per share, for first quarter 2010.

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrino Builders is currently booming in the residential market. The company has never been busier building homes they consider "affordable luxury" properties.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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