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Business News Archive - August 01, 2005

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. , which has typically used big discounts to drum up sales, on Monday said it was cutting sticker prices and boosting features on many of its 2006 model-year vehicles in a new twist in Detroit's long-running price war.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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