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Business News Archive - January 04, 2010

LUFKIN, Texas, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lufkin Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUFK) announced today that John Hofmeister of Houston has been elected to its Board of Directors. Hofmeister is a former president and U.S. country chair for Shell Oil Company U.S.

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) has decided to continue with the sale of Dominion Peoples to Peoples Hope Gas Companies (PH Gas).

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "We have been getting increased interest from teachers, educators, and students about producing a guide for those who want to maintain algae cultures and carry out simple growth experiments.

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Online retailers have led the low cost trend from the beginning of the spike of popularity by offering discounted prices for high quality electronic cigarette kits across the country.

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: FEEC) today announced that Michael R. McElwrath, CEO and President of the Company will present at the Pritchard Capital Partners Energize 2010 Conference on January 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TGC Industries, Inc.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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