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Business News Archive - August 03, 2007

By Gita Sitaramiah, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Aug. 3--General Mills is eliminating 95 jobs -- or about 20 percent of the total -- at its Chanhassen plant that makes frozen products for retail bakeries and food services.

Southern California Edison (SCE) is warning its customers about increased activity by scam artists impersonating SCE employees, including several attempts by impostors threatening service disconnections if a payment is not made quickly by unusual means such as Western Union or a cash card.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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