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Business News Archive - September 27, 2005

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sep. 27--If John Alioto lived in Michigan, Illinois or any of a dozen other states, his Chevy Tahoe pickup would be subject to a factory recall to correct a brake problem caused by road salt that's resulted in hundreds of complaints and accidents.

Four merchant groups have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Visa USA, MasterCard Inc. and dozens of major banks, saying they colluded to set excessive credit card fees.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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