Business News Archive - December 10, 2005
Jurors in the first federal lawsuit against Merck & Co's painkiller Vioxx adjourned on Saturday and will return on Monday to try to reach a verdict despite telling the judge earlier in the day they were deadlocked.
Word of the Day
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.