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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.