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Business News Archive - July 17, 2010

PORT HURON, Mich., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 206 sailboats in 20 classes raced in the 2010 Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race that started under blue skies and a light 12 knot breeze and ended with a rainstorm and 20-knot gusts on Saturday in Lake Huron. A storm swept in with rain and 20-knot winds for the last two starts of the largest boats around 1:40 p.m.

WASHINGTON, July 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S.

Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.