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Business News Archive - December 15, 2006

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 school bus drivers and aides at three First Student locations across the country became the latest groups to join the Teamsters, overwhelmingly voting for the union as their bargaining representative.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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