Business in Brief

The Israel Airports Authority is expected to allow wide-body aircraft to take off from Ben-Gurion International Airport between 11:30 P.M. and 1 A.M. in an effort to relax flight restrictions that kept such aircraft from taking a full load of cargo. The airports authority had limited nighttime flights due to noise concerns, but will now allow takeoffs toward the west, the opposite direction of the present flight path from the sole runway in operation while its second runway is being upgraded. (Zohar Blumenkrantz )

IBM is in talks to acquire Israeli data storage startup Storwize for $140 million. Storwize, which develops online data compression software that increases storage space for computer networks, has raised $40 million since it was founded in 2004. The deal was expected to close by the end of July, a source involved in the deal told TheMarker. Storwize officials could not be reached for comment. Investors in Storwize include Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, Tamares Group and Tokyo Electron Device. (Guy Grimland )

Antitrust Commissioner Ronit Kan has approved the establishment of a public committee to monitor traffic to Israeli websites and release the data to the public. Advertisers have been seeking a nonpartisan ranking system similar to the Nielsen ratings for television. The Israel Association of Advertising Agencies says the committee will begin monitoring Internet traffic shortly. (Ayala Tsoref )

Turkey had been one of the destinations of choice for Israelis taking their private jets for a whirl as they headed off to a vacation resort, but those flights have pretty much ground to a halt since Israel's raid of the Gaza-bound flotilla earlier this month, which led to the deaths of nine Turkish protesters against the Gaza blockade and a distinct chill in Israel-Turkey relations. In addition, well-heeled Israelis like Ilan Ben-Dov, the owner of Partner Communications Company, and businessman Noam Lanir, have been keeping their yachts in Turkey, but many have pushed off, docking in Croatia instead. One businessman told TheMarker there were no Israeli yachts left in Turkish marinas. (TheMarker )

The Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry wants manufacturers to mark price-controlled food products with the maximum price, in an effort to keep shops from overcharging consumers. This means products such as basic breads, milk and eggs will have the maximum price marked on the package at the factory if the proposal is approved by a Knesset committee. (Rina Rozenberg )