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Business News Archive - September 01, 2005

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Armin Schoenfelder would love to buy a television set that is ready for high definition broadcasts but the German engineer wants to spend no more than 900 euros, while the sets start at twice his budget.

Sep. 1--Nationwide won't renew nearly 40,000 homeowners-insurance policies and about 12,000 commercial-insurance policies in Florida starting March 1, the company said yesterday.

Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.