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Business News Archive - March 20, 2006

Employment prospects for airline workers are better now than at any time since the September 11 attacks, but the slight uptick in demand may not create jobs for all out-of-work airline professionals or lift the industry's decimated wage structure.

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review on Monday a $50 million punitive damages award against Altria Group Inc's Philip Morris unit in the case of a longtime smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer and then died.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump said on Monday his wife, Melania, had given birth to a boy. Trump announced the news in a telephone interview with MSNBC's "Imus in the Morning" show, saying the couple had not yet chosen a name.

U.S. college graduates are facing the best job market since 2001, with business, computer, engineering, education and health care grads in highest demand, a report by an employment consulting firm showed on Monday.

By Jon Hurdle ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) - The daughter of a man who blames Merck & Co.'s Vioxx arthritis medicine for his heart attack cried on the witness stand on Monday as she told a New Jersey court that her father had lost much of his strength since the June 2003 attack.

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Monday said it recently surpassed 4 million subscribers to its nationwide pay radio service.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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