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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
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.