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Business News Archive - November 16, 2006

By Stephen A. Smith, The Philadelphia Inquirer Nov. 16--Violence is almost never a good thing. The temptation to slap someone in the head, or inflict serious bodily harm -- while understandable from time to time -- rarely gets you anywhere but arrested, beaten down or killed.

By Joe Bacchus The Board of Estimates' voted without dissent yesterday to award a $7.6 million information technology contract to a Rockville company over the objections of its top competitor. TeleCommunication Systems Inc.

Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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