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Business News Archive - January 11, 2006

As six of the world's biggest polluting nations started climate talks in Sydney on Wednesday, top greenhouse gas producer the United States called on industry to fight climate change with cleaner energy.

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy will grow by about 3.5 percent this year as its recovery continues and expands, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.