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Business News Archive - December 17, 2007

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation announced today that Katie R. McCall has joined the company as manager-federal governmental affairs in its Washington, D.C. office. McCall joins General Managers-Federal Governmental Affairs Scott R. Salmon and Thomas M.

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectra Energy today named Doug Haughey, Doug Bloom, and Tina Faraca to new leadership positions within its gathering and processing, and transmission businesses.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'