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Business News Archive - March 12, 2007

DENVER, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Diamond Minerals, LLC ("Black Diamond"), a private oil and gas company headquartered in Denver, on Friday announced its formation by Scott Hall and Ward Giltner, through the acquisition of assets previously owned by entities controlled by Mr. Hall and Mr.

A welsh entrepreneur will bring sports car company Aston Martin back into British ownership this week in a pounds 450m sale. Dave Richards, who comes from Denbighshire, runs the motorsport and automotive engineering group Prodrive, which will buy the iconic brand.

HOUSTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines today announced that it was again rated the top airline on FORTUNE magazine's annual airline industry list of Most Admired Global Companies. This is the fourth year that Continental has topped that list.

LONDON, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the price of

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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