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Business News Archive - March 23, 2006

Insured property losses from hurricanes in Florida and the Gulf Coast are likely to be 40 percent higher for at least the next five years, a leading consultant said on Thursday in one of the most forward-looking studies in the industry.

By Loretta Kalb, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Mar. 23--She was 18, pregnant and had watched her older sister go through a tough time as a new mom. So Jasmine Flores did what her mother urged her to do: She got help from Sacramento's Women, Infants and Children program on Broadway.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.