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Business News Archive - November 22, 2009

HOUSTON, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson made history on Sunday by capturing his fourth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. For the fourth year in a row, he powered his No.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadillac today unveiled the 2011 CTS Coupe, the latest and most dramatic of the brand's series of new designs to reach production.

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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