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2014-08-27 16:25:32

State Business Leaders, Senator Orrin Hatch Join Celebration Marking Construction to Accommodate Continued Growth in Medical Device Sales SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today broke ground on new construction that will expand its current Salt Lake City manufacturing facility and allow for the consolidation of operations currently underway outside of Utah to ultimately create 1,000 new full time jobs in the state over the next 20 years....

2014-08-27 16:22:40

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault plans to provide a presentation on Thursday, Sept. 4, during the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City. The presentation is expected to start at approximately 9:45 a.m. EDT. A live webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of Entergy's corporate website at www.entergy.com. A replay of the webcast will be available and archived on...

2014-08-27 12:32:17

MOLINE, Ill., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.60 a share on common stock, payable November 3, 2014, to stockholders of record on September 30, 2014. SOURCE Deere & Company

2014-08-27 12:26:14

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today named Rob Mennie president and general manager of WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, FL and senior vice president of Gannett Broadcasting. "Rob has been a trusted and important resource for Gannett Broadcasting for nearly two decades," said Dave Lougee, president, Gannett Broadcasting. "Under his leadership, our stations have consistently provided the communities we serve with unequaled, award-winning news and...

2014-08-27 12:24:43

HOUSTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) announced today that M. Kevin McEvoy, President and Chief Executive Officer, will deliver a presentation at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York, NY on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The conference slides will be accessible after the close of the market on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, through the Investor Relations link at Oceaneering's website, www.oceaneering.com. There will not be a...

2014-08-27 12:24:05

HOUSTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerex Energy Services, a division of Amerex Brokers LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GFI Group Inc., continues to grow and has hired three new energy consultants. Beth Miletello, Chester Karchefsky and Dan Smith have been appointed Senior Energy Consultants, and will be based in Dallas, Texas, Cleveland, Ohio and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, respectively. All will report to Jeff Shoaf, Senior Vice President of Amerex Energy Services. Mrs....

2014-08-27 12:20:55

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today announced the appointment of Richard Kellam as senior vice president, global sales and marketing, effective September 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO Kellam will report to Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear's chairman and chief executive officer, and will be based at the company's global headquarters here. As Goodyear's senior sales and marketing executive, Kellam...

2014-08-27 08:29:19

DALLAS, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Vegetable Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)" research report to its store. This report is of 62 pages and published in August 2014. Asia is the largest market for vegetable seeds followed by Europe, North America, South America and Africa. The vegetables market is divided into 6 main crop groupings and 17 major crops. Solanaceae is the largest group that consists of tomato, pepper and...

2014-08-27 08:23:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will be presenting at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference in New York on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Ghasemi will explain his goals for the company, provide an overview of the company's future strategy, and outline changes in the organization to support the strategy going forward. An audio webcast and...

2014-08-26 23:14:50

Los Angeles Superior County Case #BC555670, a lawsuit filed on August 22, 2014, by Custodio & Dubey, LLP, a California based law firm, alleges that The Kroger Co. (“Kroger”), one of the largest supermarket chains in the country, is selling wheat bread containing high levels of Urethane without a required warning on the packaging. According to the lawsuit, California Health and Safety Code § 25249.6 et seq. (“ Proposition 65”) requires manufacturers and other businesses to...


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.'