Daily Archives: August 7, 2009

Best Tourist Nominees: Finnish Police Hockey Team

A man suspected of attacking a fellow bus passenger and the driver in Vancouver was chased down by members of Finland’s police hockey team, the Vancouver Sun reports. The Finnish hockey cops, who had just been eliminated in the 2009 World Police and Fire Games, were in a car behind the bus when the attacks occurred. Awesome.

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United, U.S. Airways Identified As Weakest Financially

Which airlines will survive, asked Forbes recently, a polite way of suggesting that some won’t. The conclusion:

The biggest problems, though, are at U.S. Airways and United, both of which could easily land in bankruptcy in less than a year, both Herbst and Masters believe. Low market caps and a lack of unencumbered assets to borrow against makes raising cash a problem, Herbst notes.