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Business News Archive - March 16, 2008

By Gvirtzman, Zohar Zilberman, Ezra; Folkman, Yehoshua Abstract: Re-examination of the stratigraphic record in the continental margin of Israel indicates that the Levant passive margin was reactivated in the late Tertiary.

By Elliott Epstein Producers call it "black gold," consumers a "black hole."The soaring price of petroleum - now over $100 for a barrel of oil and headed towards $4 for a gallon of gasoline - has helped drag the U.S. and Maine's economy into a recession.

Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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