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Business News Archive - March 09, 2008

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American Airlines Inc. has a fleet of aging airplanes and a hard decision to make. Every day it flies an aging McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is another day that it burns 20 percent to 30 percent more fuel than it would use with today's replacement airplane, the Boeing 737-800.

Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.