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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.