Business News Archive - June 17, 2006

By Scott Carlson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 17--It appears that Whole Foods Market will be a fish out of water in the Twin Cities in deciding to stop selling live lobsters.

By The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jun. 17--A man committed suicide by jumping off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during rush hour Friday afternoon. Someone called 911 at 4:42 p.m. to report a man who looked like he might be unconscious on a bridge beam, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

By Aubrey Woods, The Tribune, Seymour, Ind. Jun. 17--A popular class of tractors will return to this year's Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department's truck and tractor pull and fish fry.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.