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Business News Archive - July 17, 2006

By Kyle Peterson CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. airlines are shifting their battle for customers from coach to business class. As the low-fare war for budget travelers seems to wind down or be on hold, major airlines are increasingly reaching out to those who prefer high-end service. The largest U.S.

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A slip in home prices in San Diego as demand for condominiums slackens is giving the chills to some in this sun-drenched California city and stoking concerns of a downturn in its regional housing market after a decade-long boom.

Allegheny Energy, Inc. (NYSE:AYE) today announced that one generating unit at its Harrison Power Station near Haywood, W.Va. is experiencing an unplanned outage due to failure of a transformer in a 500-kilovolt transmission facility immediately adjacent to the power station.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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