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Business News Archive - February 14, 2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recognizes the U.S.

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Business owners who cater to Valentine's Day shoppers say sales of flowers, jewelry, chocolates and greeting cards are down with the recession.

A last-minute addition to the economic stimulus bill approved by the U.S.

A U.S. appellate court says Wal-Mart can have another chance to block a class-action lawsuit by employees alleging sex discrimination in pay and promotions. The Ninth U.S.

General Motors and Chrysler seem likely to miss a deadline imposed by the Obama administration to reach new labor agreements, a union official says. Hammering out a pact to reduce the pay of GM and Chrysler workers to levels competitive with foreign automakers such as Honda, Nissan and Toyota by Tuesday is a key government demand for assuring federal assistance.

A 27-year-old banker says he's thrilled to have bought U.S.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geothermal energy production in the United States has been on track to double in the next few years and the economic stimulus bill will help sustain this growth, according to industry leaders.

New York's Saks Fifth Avenue is opening a long-sought, ultra-pricey Kiton menswear boutique just as a recession has taken hold Wall Street, observers say. The retailer announced it will on Monday unveil what its calls the crown jewel of its flagship store's men's department: a 2,000-square-foot boutique devoted to the Italian luxury label, complete with Carrara marble, The New York Times reported.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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