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Business News Archive - March 15, 2006

Harley-Davidson Inc., the U.S. motorcycle maker, insists it isn't nervous. But analysts and others who watch the company say it's in the middle of a coming-of-age drama that might be called "Uneasy Rider."

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank regulators on Wednesday advised financial institutions to have contingency plans in place in case avian flu becomes pandemic.

&R Block Inc. the largest U.S. tax preparer, fraudulently marketed retirement savings plans that caused hundreds of thousands of clients to lose money, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer charged in a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.