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Business News Archive - September 30, 2005

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO (Reuters) - Rothmans Inc. stock sank as much as 11 percent on Friday after Canada's top court cleared the way for provinces to sue the tobacco industry, but shares of foreign-owned tobacco firms shrugged off the ruling.

Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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