Business News Archive - September 07, 2005


Less than six months after taking over at Hewlett-Packard Co., Chief Executive Mark Hurd on Wednesday said there's still "a lot of work to do."

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. wireless industry pledged on Wednesday it would not cut off customers who were uprooted last week by Hurricane Katrina and have not paid their cellphone bills.

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'