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Business News Archive - May 05, 2008

By Terry Murden GAZ de France and a number of American energy giants are thought to be considering a move on British Energy ahead of this week's deadline for bids.

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Metal manufacturing industry is available in its catalogue. World Steel Markets http://www.reportlinker.com/p087369/World-Steel-Markets.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Steel in Millions of Metric Tons.

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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