Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Morning Briefing

Article excerpt

U.S.-European Talks On `Open Skies' Begin

The United States and the European Union will begin aviation talks today intended to set the stage for an "open skies" agreement between the two economic powerhouses, a European Commission aviation official said.

"What we would like - this is our main objective, our basic objective - is to replace limited links between them by one . . . free and fair aviation area," said European Commission Air Transport Director Claude Chene. Chene said while airlines were behaving more like global entities, count ries have lagged behind in eliminating controls over these carriers as they operate worldwide. Bloomberg Falcon Buys California Factory Falcon Products Inc. is acquiring its 10th furniture factory, The Chair Source in Anaheim, Calif. The Chair Source, owned by the privately held T.L. Spriggs Corp., makes wooden and upholstered chairs for non-residential uses. It had sales of about $5 million for the year that ended June 30. Falcon had sales last year of about $90 million. Falcon, based in Olivette, will acquire assets and assume certain liabilities of The Chair Source for 241,400 newly issued shares of common stock, plus 75,000 shares to be issued over a three-year period. The stock closed Tuesday at $13.75, unchanged. Falcon makes furniture and related products for restaurants, hotels and offices. Post-Dispatch 2 Companies Join Civic Progress Civic Progress has added two companies to its membership. Sam Fox, chief executive of Harbour Group Ltd., and Robert J. Baer, chief operating officer of Unigroup Inc., have been elected active members. Civic Progress is a powerful group that represents the biggest companies in metropolitan St. Louis. A spokesman, Alan Akerson of Fleishman-Hillard, said membership is limited to 30. The new members bring the total to 29. Post-Dispatch Humana Ends Gag Rules Humana Inc. is removing the so-called "gag rules" from its contracts with doctors, who complain they are prevented from telling patients about treatments often not covered by a health plan. President Gregory H. Wolf said Lousville, Ky.-based Humana is notifying the 40,000 physicians under contract that the clauses won't be enforced in existing agreements and won't be included in new contracts. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.