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Business News Archive - October 16, 2010

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Apple Inc. should be set to confirm next week that fourth-quarter earnings have been a success for its six-month-old iPad tablet computer and popular iPhone smartphone.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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