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Business News Archive - March 11, 2008

By Ann Zimmerman Like many women, I've collected an assortment of gold jewelry over the years, and some of it I never wear anymore. Recently, I decided it was time to join the growing number of people who are taking advantage of skyrocketing gold prices to turn old bling into fast cash.

CHICAGO, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines today appointed P. Douglas McKeen as senior vice president - Labor Relations.

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c85332) has announced the addition of Mexico Food & Drink Report Q1 2008 to their offering. The Mexico Food & Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Mexico's food and drink industry.

Gregory E. Abel will become the chief executive officer of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company at the company's April 16, 2008, board of directors meeting. David L. Sokol will continue to serve as the chairman of the board of MidAmerican.

Panda Energy Inc. today announced that it intends to build, own and operate a 500-megawatt combined-cycle power plant in an industrial-zoned area of the city of Sherman, Texas.

ATLANTA, March 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced its new nonstop service from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Georgetown, Guyana* will begin a month earlier on June 1, 2008. The flight was originally scheduled to begin on July 2.

ATLANTA, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning concessionaire -- The Paradies Shops -- has been awarded a contract at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 8,000 nurses and other healthcare workers in Ohio saw their dreams of forming a union derailed today after the California Nurses Association flooded the state with hostile organizers and bombarded workers with wildly false and misleading leaflets and phone calls urging them to vote against the union.

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.'
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