Business News Archive - October 16, 2010


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
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.