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
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.