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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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