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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
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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