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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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