Business News Archive - August 15, 2006

Dell said on Monday it would recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries because they could overheat and catch fire, in the biggest recall in the 22-year history of the world's largest personal computer maker.

U.S. consumer satisfaction with their vehicle purchases has reached an all-time high, but ratings for domestic automakers mostly lagged those for foreign competitors, according to a national survey released on Tuesday.

Women in America earn less than men, a disparity that provokes plenty of discussion and debate. But a new study found that women themselves may be partly responsible for the pay gap.

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Alamo Rent A Car, the official rental car of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, announced today it has moved to a new, on-airport location at Reagan Washington National Airport.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'