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Business News Archive - March 19, 2008

By Franchetti, Matthew METHOD DELIVERS RESULTS FOR THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has a number of tools at its disposal to ensure that letters and packages get from Point A to Point B on time and in one piece.

Nike has said that it has been facing a lot of problems with manufacturing in China with suppliers giving falsified documents, underage workers and unpaid wages topping the list, Reuters stated in its report.

Allegheny Energy (NYSE: AYE), today announced that it has completed a $105 million construction project to reduce emissions at its 1,300-MW Pleasants Power Station located in Willow Island, W.Va.

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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