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Business News Archive - December 21, 2006

By Connie Bloom, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Dec. 21--Joe Finan had a knack for reaching through the radio and embracing his audience. Listeners liked to say they never met him, but they'd known him their entire lives.

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways catches football fever with the release of the newly painted US Airways Arizona Cardinals plane (registration N837AW).

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.