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Business News Archive - February 16, 2008

By Briginshaw, David THE normally select world of high-speed rail, where construction of new lines has been limited to a small, but slowly-growing, club of generally rich or powerful countries, has been turned upside down this month with major developments on three continents and more to come.

By Cassidy Friedman, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Feb. 16--The unintended second-degree murder of Luis Ramirez, a totally innocent man, was impossible to eulogize in court Friday. Speeches fizzled.

Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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