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Business News Archive - June 24, 2011

LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from the Malaysian, Indonesian and South Korean Ministries of Defence will be gathering in Singapore in October to examine the future growth of the region's armoured vehicle fleets at the 3rd annual Armoured Vehicles Asia conference. Confirmation of the speaker faculty at this year's event comes in the wake of the announcement earlier this month of the $559 million deal for event sponsor FNSS, a joint venture between BAE Systems and Turkey's Nurol Holding, to supply the Indonesian Armed Forces with 257 wheeled armoured vehicles.

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, The Doobie Brothers, Tom Morello, John Hall, Kitaro, Jonathan Wilson, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and special guests are coming together for a special benefit event on Sunday, August 7, at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.

BERWICK, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity Friday (6/24) after replacement of damaged turbine blades was completed.

LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Price comparison site dealchecker.co.uk is up in arms at the threat of yet another tourist tax being proposed by local government. Just last week it was announced that Cornwall Council is suggesting a possible tax on tourists of GBP1 per night.

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant to Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd.'s (the "Company") reports in connection with the merger dated January 8, 2011 between a subsidiary of China National Agrochemical Corporation ("ChemChina"), Koor Industries ("Koor") and the Company ("the Agreement"), the Company reports as follows: Koor and ChemChina have completed the drafting of the detailed loan agreement; the parties are close to completing the accompanying documentation.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer driving fun in the sun, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com today named the 2012 Fiat 500 its 2011 Coolest New Car Under $18,000. This year, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com editors decided to rank their Top 10 choices from 10 to 1, and they rated the 2012 Fiat 500 as the No.

BEIJING, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China has announced the Business class upgrade of 16 Airbus A330-200, which will be revamped, upgrading the seats to a luxurious full lie-flat 180-degree bed, and improving the entertainment system.

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What if you could walk through your dream home before the foundation was ever poured? Compare the way cabinet finish, site orientation, and siding choices impact the way it feels to live in a space? Experience light as it moves through a room? With "The Configurator," Blu Homes' online 3D customization tool, all this will be possible for the first time to homebuyers.

CHICAGO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd has restored service for an estimated 90 percent - about 385,000 - of customers affected by the powerful storms that hit northern Illinois on June 21, including two tornadoes that touched down in the Mount Prospect and Downers Grove areas.

TAIYUAN CITY, China, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Longwei Petroleum Investment Holding Ltd.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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