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Business News Archive - May 18, 2006

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways , a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., announced today that it is officially operating from the Humphrey Terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of pension funds and institutional investors on Thursday accused Exxon Mobil Corp. of failing to act on global warming concerns and demanded a meeting with the company's board over the issue.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.