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Business News Archive - November 30, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Mirant Delta's partially constructed Contra Costa Unit 8 electric generation facility.

New Jersey's Marcal Paper Mills Inc., which makes tissues and napkins, filed for bankruptcy Thursday, blaming soaring natural gas prices.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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