Business News Archive - January 31, 2006

By Deepa Babington and Odai Sirri DOHA, Qatar (Reuters) - Dispatched to Qatar five years ago, Exxon Mobil Corp.

U.S. health officials have ordered 46 million treatment courses of Roche Holding AG's antiviral drug Tamiflu, up from an initial order of 15 million courses, a senior Roche executive told lawmakers on Tuesday


Google Inc.'s rapid financial growth decelerated in the fourth quarter as the online search engine leader's profit fell below analyst expectations for the first time since its August 2004 initial public offering.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]