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Business News Archive - March 13, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. demand for heating fuels is expected to be about 5 percent below normal for this time of year and 16 percent below the year-ago period as mild temperatures mark the approach of spring, the U.S. National Weather Service said Monday.

By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia auto correspondent TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. agreed on Monday for Fuji Heavy to build Toyota's Camry car at Fuji's Subaru plant in the United States and develop gasoline-electric vehicles using its partner's hybrid system.

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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