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Business News Archive - March 29, 2006

The European Commission said on Wednesday it told Microsoft that it had competition worries about the firm's new operating system Vista, another antitrust concern that the software giant must answer in Europe.

GlaxoSmithKline Plc's prescription flu treatment Relenza has won U.S. approval for preventing influenza in adults and children ages 5 and older, regulators said on Wednesday.

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mar. 29--Parkview Health officials announced Tuesday they have hired Michael J. Packnett, currently president and chief executive officer of Mercy Health System of Oklahoma, as their new CEO.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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