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Business News Archive - August 23, 2006

Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Wednesday gave preliminary results of a study of its investigational painkiller Arcoxia, the planned successor to Vioxx, which was pulled off the market in 2004 after being linked to stroke and heart attack.

A new Colorado-based food company, Coleman Natural Foods, LLC, is announced today. Coleman Natural Foods becomes the leading United States processor, marketer and distributor of fresh and further prepared natural and organic proteins as a result of merging two premier companies.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'