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
- 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.'