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Business News Archive - December 26, 2007

By Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Dec. 26--Poring over the logs of hundreds of voyages he made into San Francisco and Suisun bays, tugboat captain Kevin Bartoo knew something was wrong. The numbers were just too low. He knew he had mined more sand than the logs showed.

JetBlue Airways has announced that it will offer new daily flights from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, beginning February 15, 2008.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.