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2006-04-28 17:20:20

By Caren Bohan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush approved on Friday a Dubai-owned company's $1.24 billion takeover of Doncasters, a British engineering company with U.S. plants that supply the Pentagon. Hoping to avert the sort of controversy that erupted over another Dubai state-owned company's plan to acquire operations at U.S. ports, Bush signed off on the deal after getting company assurances that the military supply chain would not be broken, the White...

2006-04-28 08:27:28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush was expected on Friday to approve Dubai's $1.24 billion takeover of Doncasters, a British engineering company with U.S. plants that supply the Pentagon, an administration official said. "It's in the pipeline to be approved," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Bush was expected to attach conditions to the deal to keep military technology in the United States, the official said. Bush's expected decision followed a...

2006-04-28 08:18:57

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush was expected on Friday to approve Dubai's $1.24 billion acquisition of Doncasters, a British engineering company with U.S. plants that supply the Pentagon, an administration official said. "It's in the pipeline to be approved," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Bush was expected to attach conditions to the deal to keep military technology in the United States, the official said. Bush's expected decision followed a...

2006-04-11 19:19:31

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday fumed that the Bush administration refused to divulge anything about a security review it is conducting of a Dubai-owned company that is planning to take over several plants in the U.S. that make equipment for defense contractors. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an inter-agency panel led by the Treasury Department, is reviewing the $1.24 billion takeover of Doncasters, a British...

2006-03-22 09:16:56

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Dubai firm has delayed its $1.24 billion takeover of British engineering company Doncasters Group while U.S. authorities study the security implications of the deal, a senior company official said on Wednesday. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is reviewing state-owned Dubai International Capital's acquisition of Doncasters, which operates U.S. plants making parts for defense contractors. The takeover had been due to be completed by the end...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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