Business News Archive - August 03, 2006

By Jane Palmer, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 3--You've seen the Ford Birthsite. The Joslyn Castle. Girls and Boys Town. You're heard about Father Flanagan and about Edward Creighton, whose fortune founded a university. That's Omaha's pristine past.

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it is recalling about 1.2 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans in the United States because a faulty speed control deactivation switch may cause fires.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.