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Business News Archive - March 01, 2006

Bankrupt Northwest Airlines Corp. on Wednesday reached a tentative labor deal with its flight attendants union but still faces a possible strike should it fail to reach agreement with its pilots ahead of a court-imposed deadline later in the day.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.