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
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.