The Boeing Co. said Friday it will acquire Carmen Systems, a Swedish company that provides scheduling and management software for airlines and railroads. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing plans to make Carmen Systems part of its Jeppesen subsidiary, which provides products and services for airlines and flight crews.
New Everett store resets opening
Tuesday Morning will open its first store in Everett at 8 a.m. Tuesday, a change from its previously announced opening time. The 8,300-square-foot store at 811 SE Everett Mall Way will feature the national chain’s selection of upscale home decor, linen and gift items at prices up to 80 percent lower than department stores.
Microsoft seeks EU antitrust allies
Microsoft Corp. is asking U.S. courts to compel Sun Microsystems Inc., IBM Corp., Oracle Corp. and Novell Inc. to hand over correspondence with EU regulators concerning Microsoft’s antitrust battle in Europe. It filed papers Friday with federal courts in New York, Massachusetts and California, saying they could order U.S. citizens to provide evidence for use in foreign legal action. Microsoft said it needs to see the documents to understand how an expert came to write reports highly critical of the company’s efforts to comply with a 2004 EU antitrust order.
Northwest pilots agree to pay cut
Pilots reached a tentative pay-cut deal with Northwest Airlines Corp. on Friday, a major step toward ending a showdown that put the bankrupt airline’s future in doubt. The Northwest branch of the Air Line Pilots Association announced the agreement, but didn’t release details. The nation’s fourth-largest airline said it got the $358 million in savings it sought. The deal must still be approved by the union’s leadership and members. The union said its leaders met Friday night to consider the agreement.
Wal-Mart will sell contraceptive pill
Officials of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday the company will reverse its earlier policy and stock emergency contraception pills in all of its pharmacies effective March 20, saying the giant retailer could not justify being the country’s only major pharmacy chain not to carry the morning-after pill. The announcement comes after Massachusetts ordered the world’s largest retailer to stock the so-called Plan B pill following a lawsuit by three Boston women against Wal-Mart. Illinois also requires pharmacies to carry the prescription drug, and those are the only two states where Wal-Mart has carried emergency contraception.
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