Business News Archive - May 09, 2007

The nation's restaurant industry impacts 1/10th of the American economy and is the largest consumer of electricity in the retail sector.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c56294) has announced the addition of "Singapore Food and Drink Report Q1 2007" to their offering. The Singapore Food & Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Singapore's food & drink industry.

NEW YORK, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers around the world turn to BBC World News for balanced, in-depth international news and information. Now, Verizon FiOS TV subscribers can enjoy this 24-hour news resource as BBC World News joins the Verizon FiOS TV channel lineup on channel 92.

GOLD ROCK HOLDINGS, INC. (GOLD ROCK) (PINKSHEETS: GDRHA) President Robert Larion announced today that a settlement had been reached with Merle Ferguson, former President and CEO of Gold Rock Holdings, Inc., ending an ongoing disagreement between the parties.

Word of the Day
  • 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.'