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Business News Archive - March 23, 2007

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Internet startup Livedoor Co. was hit with the largest fine ever in corporate Japanese history for violating securities laws Friday, the latest blow in a scandal that has led to seven convictions for former executives and accountants.

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beal Bank Nevada Southern Nevada Regional Science and Engineering Fair will unveil the research of hundreds of future scientists at its annual competition on March 29-30 at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV).

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.