Luigi Cremonini’s first abattoir could slaughter 20 cattle a week when it opened in 1963. Today, his slaughterhouses have a weekly capacity of more than 12,000, making Inalca SpA, his production arm, Europe’s largest beef producer, processing half a million tons of meat every year.
Via Technologies Inc. , the Taiwanese computer-processor company, expects $100 tablet devices containing its chips to reach the U.S. in the second half of 2010, offering a cheaper alternative to the iPad.
New York Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez , arrested for assaulting his girlfriend’s father at Citi Field last August and later charged with contempt for violating an order of protection against the girlfriend, pleaded guilty today in Queens Criminal Court in New York.
French cable provider Numericable SAS and British theme park operator Merlin Entertainments Plc had buyers rushing in the moment they started their initial public offerings. They also have higher debt than the average traded company in Europe.