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Business News Archive - June 02, 2006

By Claudia Mel, The Monterey County Herald, Calif. May 23--Salinas Valley braceros have learned that they are not registered in the distribution list of likely recipients of a Mexican fund created to reimburse them for money deducted from their paychecks almost half a century ago.

By Julie Shaw, The Philadelphia Inquirer May 31--Nearly four months since Michelle Nau was last seen, her body has yet to be found. The escort and aspiring real estate agent may have vanished into thin air, if indeed her remains ended up at a trash-to-energy plant in Chester.

By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. May 22--When Richard Wilson visits Thailand, Singapore and other Asian countries each May, he returns with treasures that are neither gold nor silver, but are more rare than many jewels.

By Thomas Ginsberg, The Philadelphia Inquirer May 24--One sells cars and another hawks diet food. There are an ad man, an insurance broker, and a money manager.

By Eric Anderson, Times Union, Albany, N.Y. Jun. 1--ALBANY -- Phone bills will rise beginning later this month for many Verizon customers. In most cases, Verizon officials say, the increases will be below the rate of inflation.

By Christine Schiavo, The Philadelphia Inquirer May 31--After four drinks and an argument with his wife, a Plumstead Township man jumped from the balcony of a cruise ship off Bermuda as his two young sons watched, the U.S. Coast Guard said yesterday.

By Jack Douglas Jr. and Mary Rogers, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jun. 2--FORT WORTH -- Perry Richardson Bass, a Texas oilman who turned his riches into philanthropic gold for Fort Worth, the state and the nation, died Thursday morning at his Westover Hills home. He was 91.

By The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C. May 24--Lewisville High School Lewisville High School will graduate 56 students in commencement exercises at 5 p.m. today at the Lewisville High stadium. If it rains, the ceremony will be moved to the gym.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.