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Business News Archive - February 05, 2007

By The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Feb. 2--IOWA CITY -- Cub Foods plans to close its 12-year-old Iowa City store on March 17. The store's approximately 75 employees will lose their jobs.

By Darla Martin Tucker Clatchy-Tribune Business News Feb. 5--A year-old shipping company expects 2007 to be its year of growth after a whirlwind start that included deals with an international carrier and investor group.

Costco Wholesale Corp., the leader in high volume, high quality products, has announced the installation of its second solar-powered energy system at its Lake Elsinore, California warehouse (29315 Central Ave., Lake Elsinore, CA).

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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