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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
omphalos
  • 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.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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