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Business News Archive - January 10, 2006

An adviser to Kirk Kerkorian, the billionaire Las Vegas casino mogul who is the biggest individual investor in General Motors Corp., on Tuesday told the automaker to step up efforts to stanch its mounting financial losses.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.