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Business News Archive - January 18, 2006

Weak results from technology bellwethers Intel Corp. and Yahoo Inc. will likely mean bad news for global stock markets, raising concerns that tech spending in 2006 could be less than expected.

Trading a powerful corporate job for fixing toilets is not everyone's idea of personal improvement. But for Brian Henry it also meant swapping clogged highways for empty beaches and managing his own business.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Growth in Hispanic television, Internet and cable television advertising is expected to boost U.S. ad spending by 5.4 percent in 2006, according to a study by TNS Media Intelligence released on Wednesday. U.S.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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