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Business News Archive - December 16, 2008

Japan's falling stock prices took a big toll on the financial assets of households, which plunged 5.2 percent year-on-year in the July-September quarter. At the end of September, the outstanding balance of those assets stood at 1,467.02 trillion yen, or $16.21 trillion, the central bank reported Tuesday. The

South Korean automakers, faced with a slump, said Tuesday they expect production next year to total 3.6 million vehicles, down 6.5 percent from this year. The auto industry group said output this year is estimated at 3.85 million vehicles, Yonhap news agency reported. The Korea Automobile Manufacturers

- Fly Away with Fares as Low as $39* - ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched a sale for travel with fares starting as low as $39*.

Company Attributes High Customer Satisfaction to Its Engaged and Motivated Workforce DENVER, Dec.

DARIEN, Ill., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Car insurance premiums can add substantially to the annual cost of operating your auto.

- Editors call 2009 the closest vote in Truck of the Year history - LOS ANGELES, Dec.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crusader Energy Group Inc. (Amex: KRU) today provides 2009 drilling budget and hedging update.

DENVER, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cimarex Energy Co.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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