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Business News Archive - August 11, 2006

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gone are the days when companies promised flashy cars and gourmet meals to attract and keep top employees. These days, practical tools for balancing work and life are the best reward, according to new research.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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