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.
- The navel or umbilicus.
- In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
- A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.