Business News Archive - October 25, 2005

By The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Oct. 25--Kroger Co.'s rumored plan to purchase Albertson's Inc. -- combining the nation's two largest grocery chains -- could create a chain large enough to compete and beat industry nemesis Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.