Business News Archive - August 19, 2007

By Steve Harrison, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Aug. 19--How well is the bus system working? --Opponents of light rail have rallied enough support to force a Nov. 6 vote on repealing the transit tax. Trains are a popular target, but the tax mostly pays for a beefed-up network of buses.

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.