- The Washington Times - Monday, March 31, 2008

Regional

U Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, the world’s largest defense company, won a $596 million order from India for C-130J transport aircraft. The contract funds a purchase for six transport planes, as well as related spare parts and logistics support, the Air Force said.

U Giant Food, the Landover, Md.-based supermarket chain, removed from its shelves 6-ounce cups of Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Blueberry Yogurt because of reports some contained plastic and glass fragments. The move followed a voluntary nationwide recall announced yesterday by Stonyfield Farm Inc. of Londonderry, N.H.

National

U Yahoo Inc. is launching a new site for women between ages 25 and 54, calling it a key demographic underserved by its other properties. Today’s launch of Shine is aimed largely at giving Yahoo more chances to sell advertising targeted to the key decision-maker in many households.

U Aloha Airlines said it will cease all passenger service after today. The airline, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, said it will stop taking reservations for flights after today. It said tickets for flights after today will not be honored and advised passengers to seek refunds from credit-card companies, travel agents or in bankruptcy court.

International

U British Airways canceled 37 flights yesterday and started work to clear a backlog of about 15,000 pieces of luggage after disruptions at London’s Heathrow airport in a new terminal spilled into a fourth day. The carrier abandoned 11 percent of flights scheduled at Terminal 5, with cancellations on short-haul and domestic services to cities like Amsterdam and Glasgow, Scotland.

U Mexico might have to import 50 percent of the gasoline used in the country, up from 40 percent now, without reform to the oil industry, according to a government study. Mexico’s oil output could fall by 800,000 barrels a day by 2012, Mexican Energy Minister Georgina Kessel said. It could fall by 1.8 million barrels a day by 2021, she said.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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