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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
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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