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Recall ordered of refrigerated re·frig·er·ate
tr.v. re·frig·er·at·ed, re·frig·er·at·ing, re·frig·er·ates
1. To cool or chill (a substance).
2. To preserve (food) by chilling. dip
Trader Joe's Trader Joe's is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. As of September 2007, Trader Joe's has a total of 284 stores. Co. is recalling Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Torta because the refrigerated dip went to stores without ingredient labels, and it contains almonds and cream cheese that can harm people allergic to nuts or dairy products dairy products dairy npl → produits laitier
dairy products dairy npl → Milchprodukte pl, Molkereiprodukte pl .
The Monrovia-based specialty grocer said the dip - sold in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico New Mexico, state in the SW United States. At its northwestern corner are the so-called Four Corners, where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah meet at right angles; New Mexico is also bordered by Oklahoma (NE), Texas (E, S), and Mexico (S). - has been removed from its store shelves. The company said no illnesses or injuries have been linked to the product, which came in containers stamped ``Use by 05/29/05.''
Consumers can return the dip to any Trader Joe's store for a refund. More information is available by calling the company's customer service at (626) 599-3817 weekdays.
Pixar Animation shares up sharply
Shares of Pixar Animation Studios soared more than 5 percent Friday, a day after The Walt Disney Co. partner said its first-quarter earnings more than tripled on strong DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. sales of its Oscar-winning film ``The Incredibles.''
On Thursday, the computer animation company reported net income of $81.9 million, or 67 cents a share, in the quarter ended April 2, compared to $26.7 million, or 23 cents a share, in the same period last year.
Shares of Pixar rose $2.43, or 5.3 percent, to close at $48.70 in trading Friday on the Nasdaq Stock Market Nasdaq stock market
The first electronic stock market listing over 5000 companies. The Nasdaq stock market comprises two separate markets, namely the Nasdaq National Market, which trades large, active securities and the Nasdaq Smallcap Market that trades emerging growth companies. , at the high end of a 52-week range of $31.175 to $50.85.
Microsoft to back bills for gay rights
SEATTLE - After being criticized for quietly dropping support for a state gay rights bill, Microsoft Corp. chief executive Steve Ballmer told employees Friday that management would publicly back such legislation in the future.
Ballmer's commitment came two weeks after activists accused the company of caving to pressure from an evangelical pastor who had threatened to launch a nationwide boycott of the software company.
Ballmer said he would not discuss what prompted Microsoft to take a neutral stance this year on a bill it had actively supported in the past.
Microsoft, one of the first companies to extend domestic partner benefits to same-sex couples, claimed that its decision came before a meeting with Ken Hutcherson, pastor of a local church who has organized anti-gay-marriage rallies in Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Americans hike March borrowing
WASHINGTON - Americans increased their borrowing for auto loans and other types of consumer debt at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in March, the smallest gain in four months, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.
The March increase represented a rise in consumer credit of $5.52 billion, below the $6 billion increase that economists had been forecasting. It followed a $5.79 billion increase in consumer debt in February.
3 United unions threaten strikes
CHICAGO - United Airlines is facing a critical hurdle in its bid to emerge from bankruptcy, with three of its largest unions threatening strikes, depending on the results of key court hearings next week.
On Tuesday, a bankruptcy judge in Chicago is set to hear United's case for allowing the federal government's pension insurer to take over the carrier's defined-benefit pension plans defined-benefit pension plan
A pension plan in which retirement benefits rather than contributions into the plan are specified. Thus, a retired employee who has reached a certain age with a given number of years of service and has earned a certain income is . The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. agreed to drop its opposition to United's plan last month in exchange for $1.5 billion in future notes and preferred stock Stock shares that have preferential rights to dividends or to amounts distributable on liquidation, or to both, ahead of common shareholders.
Preferred stock is given preference over common stock. Holders of preferred stock receive dividends at a fixed annual rate. .
United, a unit of Elk Grove Village Elk Grove Village, village (1990 pop. 33,429), Cook and Du Page counties, NE Ill., a suburb of Chicago; inc. 1956. With a population of c.100 at the time of its establishment on open farmland, the village has grown dramatically and steadily, largely because of its , Ill.-based UAL UAL United Airlines (ICAO code)
UAL Unified Accelerator Library (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
UAL User Account Lockdown
UAL User Access Layer
UAL Universal Auxiliary Language
UAL User Agent Layer Corp., says it will save $645 million a year by dumping its four pension plans, which the carrier says is the last major issue it must resolve before exiting Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Florida firm sues Morgan Stanley
NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of - A Florida law firm has sued Morgan Stanley, seeking $100 million in damages from the Wall Street firm for failing to provide disgruntled dis·grun·tle
tr.v. dis·grun·tled, dis·grun·tling, dis·grun·tles
To make discontented.
[dis- + gruntle, to grumble (from Middle English gruntelen; see clients with evidence that may have been relevant in hundreds of past arbitration cases.
The purported class-action suit comes in the wake of Morgan Stanley's acknowledgment last month that it has found electronic tapes that potentially could contain documents of interest to plaintiffs who claim they received faulty stock-research and investment advice from Morgan Stanley.
The lawsuit, filed last week in a Florida court and served to Morgan Stanley on Thursday, alleges that the Wall Street firm violated contracts with clients by not giving them access to the recently discovered documents.