Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) is a public utility holding company with a variety of assets based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. UGI was incorporated in 1882 as United Gas Improvement Co. It encouraged the formation of United Electric Company of New Jersey in 1899. Among the subsidiaries of Public Service Corporation, United Electric Company served as a holding company. In 1903, United Gas Improvement owned the majority of the stock of the Equitable Illuminating Gas Light Company. The latter utility operated Philadelphia gas works at the time. In October 1964 Industrial Gases, Inc., of Pittsburgh filed an antitrust suit in federal district court charging United Gas Improvement with attempting to eliminate competition in sales of bottled propane gas in Pittsburgh. The Philadelphia Gas Works division of UGI challenged a ruling of the Federal Power Commission. The FPC lowered the maximum price that natural gas producers could charge to sixteen cents per 1,000 cubic feet of gas. This mandate was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in May 1968.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! VAALCO Energy Inc., (NYSE: EGY), is a small oil production company with annual revenues (2005) of $85 million. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "EGY". VAALCO has a 30% interest in the 750,000 acre (3,000 km²) Etame Marin Block offshore Gabon, West Africa. Oil production from this property is the company's primary source of revenue. Current members of the board of directors of VAALCO include: Robert L. Gerry III (CEO), Robert H. Allen, William S. Farish, O. Donaldson Chapoton, Luigi P. Caflisch, Arne R. Nielsen, and W. Russell Scheirman.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Allied Irish Banks p.l.c. (AIB, ISEQ: ALBK, LSE: ALBK, NYSE: AIB, FWB: AIB) is a major commercial bank based in Ireland. AIB is one of the so called Big Four commercial banks in Ireland. The bank has one of the largest branch networks in Ireland, only Bank of Ireland fully rivals it. AIB offers a full range of personal and corporate banking services. AIB Capital Markets is the division of the company that offers international banking and treasury operations. It offers stockbroking services through its subsidiary Goodbody Stockbrokers. The bank also offers a range of general insurance products such as home, travel, and health insurance. It offers life assurance and pensions through its wholly owned subsidiary, Ark Life Assurance.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Voices That Matter is a professional conference/convention series geared towards creative, business and IT practitioners. The Voices That Matter Conference Series puts emphasis on its opportunities for learning from and networking with leaders within the industry''s community. The conference format consists of conversations rather than the more traditional keynote speeches. Conference speakers include Jakob Nielsen, Joshua Bloch, Billy Hoffman and Steve Krug, author of the Don''t Make Me Think series. Voices That Matter is organized and produced by international media company Pearson (NYSE: PSO) and was founded by Pearson imprint New Riders in 2007.A large number of conference speakers are authors that have been published by Pearson Technology Group, a division of Pearson Education.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wabtec Corporation NYSE: WAB is an American company formed by the merger of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) and MotivePower Industries in 1999.Wabtec manufactures products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles, and builds new locomotives up to 4,000 horsepower (3 MW).The companies' origins go back as far as 1869 with the foundation of the Westinghouse Brake Company, this company (also known as WA&B later as WABCO) became independent in 1990 via a management buy out and went public in 1995. Another company: WABCO Vehicle Control Systems also created from the Westinghouse Brake Company is independent of Wabtec and was spun off by American Standard (the ultimate owner) in 2007.
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a multinational US corporation which produces imaging and photographic materials and equipment. Long known for its wide range of photographic film products, Kodak is re-focusing on two major markets: digital photography and digital printing.
Bell Canada, commonly shortened to "Bell", is a major Canadian telecommunications company. Including its subsidiaries such as Bell Aliant, Northwestel, Télébec, and NorthernTel, it is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone services in most of Canada east of Manitoba and in the northern territories, and a leading competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in the western provinces. In a majority of its service territory, Bell Canada's principal competition is Rogers Communications. Bell Canada currently services over 13 million phone lines. It is headquartered in Verdun, Montreal, Quebec. Bell Canada is the main remaining asset of BCE Inc. (TSX: BCE, NYSE: BCE), also known as Bell Canada Enterprises, a former conglomerate operating in a variety of businesses. BCE ranks number 224 on the Forbes Global 2000 list (2008 edition). In 2007, BCE accepted a purchase offer from a group led by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, but in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis, the resulting corporate structure (including the debt load that would have been assumed) was deemed to not meet necessary solvency criteria, and the takeover was cancelled.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Brinks Company (NYSE: BCO) is a security and protection company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Its core business is Brinks, Incorporated, it spun off its Brinks Home Security operations into a separate company (Broadview Security) in 2008. In 2005, the company reported a total of 54,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries. The company emerged from The Pittston Company and changed its name to The Brinks Company in 2003.Brinks is popularly known for its bullet-resistant armored trucks which are used to carry money and valuable goods (once used to transport the Hope Diamond from an auction to the buyer's home).
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI.A, TSX: RCI.B, NYSE: RCI) is one of Canada's largest communications companies, particularly in the field of wireless communications and cable television, with additional telecommunications and mass media assets. It is headquartered in the Rogers Building in Toronto, Ontario. The company considers its history to date back to the Rogers Vacuum Tube Company founded by Edward S. Rogers, Sr., which started Toronto radio station CFRB (RB stands for "Rogers Batteryless"), but was later acquired by outside interests.