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Business News Archive - August 31, 2005

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As Hurricane Katrina weakened on Wednesday after ripping through four Southern states, insurance companies began processing claims even as the full extent of the storm remained unclear.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.