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Business News Archive - April 18, 2008

Thirty years ago, airline deregulation in the United States was supposed to fulfill two main goals: spurring competition and bringing down airfares. Now the number of U.S.

Nicor Gas announced today it intends to ask the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for an increase in rates to help ensure that it continues to provide its 2.2 million customers in northern Illinois with safe and reliable natural gas service.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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