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Business News Archive - July 26, 2006

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men outnumbered women more than six-to-one last year in top jobs at U.S. corporations, where the rate of growth in the number of women filling the most powerful positions has slowed, an advocacy group reported on Wednesday.

The latest version of Mindstorms, which will appear in stores Tuesday priced at $249.99, is a complete revamp that makes it easier to build a wider variety of mechanical friends.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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