Quantcast

Business News Archive - January 14, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Target(R) announced today that every product in its premium owned food brand, Archer Farms, contains zero grams of added trans fat.

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has honored two Diverse Business Enterprises (DBEs) with the railway's second annual DBE Awards. Multatech Engineering, Inc. received the Distinguished Supplier Award and Zones, Inc. received the Newcomer of the Year Award. The awards were presented Dec.

Prometheus Energy Company (Prometheus), an alternative and renewable energy company, announced it has begun construction on its liquid natural gas (LNG) production plant in Lisbon, Utah. Commercial production of 12,000 gallons of LNG per day is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2008.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • 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.'
Related