Business News Archive - July 19, 2005

Jul. 19--Struggling Hewlett-Packard Co. announced another round of major layoffs early Tuesday, saying it will cut 10 percent of its work force in order to streamline operations and cut costs.

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.