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Thursday, September 20, 2007

In the News: September 20

Aa_2 America’s Honeywell International has won a 20-year, $16 billion contract to "build and service mechanical systems" for Europe’s Airbus S.A.S.

Chicago Bulls guard Ben Gordon is suing his former financial advisors for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, claiming that they took a bigger cut of his salary than agreed and cheated him on a real estate deal.

Australian cleaning companies say that they’re scrapping their Workplace Agreements because they apparently don’t meet the Government’s "fairness" standards; the companies say the rules are "complex," "confusing," "pointless," and "farcical."

Uganda will not cancel its contract with the Taxi Operators and Drivers Association even though the group is late in making payments, because it says provides superior public transportation that not only operates door-to-door but requires no Government subsidy.

The United Auto Workers and General Motors are reportedly still far apart in their negotiating positions for a new five-year agreement; the old one expired September 15.

A Canadian tribal group is suing the Saskatchewan government in a bitter battle over who gets to control a lucrative casino.

[Frank Snyder]

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