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Business News Archive - July 19, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hotel chain Marriott International Inc. will announce on Wednesday that it is banning smoking in all rooms of its 2,300-plus hotels in the United States and Canada, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Wednesday.

The Walt Disney Co. said late on Tuesday its high-profile chief of film production would leave the company, part of a move to boost profits at its studio division that include cutting annual movie production and eliminating 650 jobs.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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