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Business News Archive - January 29, 2008

By John Keenan, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jan. 29--Republic National Distributing Co. has become the majority investor in Nebraska Wine & Spirits and has signed a letter of intent to acquire an interest in Omaha's Republic Beverage Co., formerly United Distillers Products Co.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.