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Business News Archive - February 21, 2007

SMA America has signed OneWorld Communications, Inc., San Francisco, as its advertising agency of record for North American operations.

U.S. Sustainable Energy Corp. (PINKSHEETS: USSE) announces today further validation tests completed by independent researchers and visiting academia at USSEC's bio-energy plant in Natchez, Mississippi. Visiting from Alcorn State University, Dr.

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways has selected a site at Pittsburgh International Airport for its new $25 million, 60,000 square foot flight operations control center.

BP Exploration (Alaska) has successfully drilled a research well on the Alaska North Slope in partnership with the US Department of Energy and the US Geological Survey to collect samples and gather knowledge about gas hydrate, a potential long-term unconventional gas energy resource.

By Lisa Redmond, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Feb. 21--CAMBRIDGE -- Matthew Beaudry knew something horrible had happened when he heard his cousin scream.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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