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Business News Archive - December 13, 2005

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DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has gained another shot at the market for TV cartoons under a new distribution deal with Paramount Pictures that was part of the Viacom-owned studio's successful bid for DreamWorks Animation's privately held sister company.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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