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Business News Archive - June 24, 2006

By Kathryn Minnick, The Wisconsin State Journal Jun. 24--Crude oil prices, which have hovered around $70 per barrel for weeks, are pushing up not just the cost of driving, but also the cost of building and maintaining roads and parking surfaces.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'