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Business News Archive - January 16, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rising energy costs and a slowdown in the housing market could translate into subdued retail sales growth in 2006, industry trade group the National Retail Federation said in its quarterly retail sales forecast released on Monday.

Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.