Business News Archive - September 12, 2010

Chicago Metropolis 2020 calls for cutting private costs and improving public spending CHICAGO, Sept.


The government of Nigeria is scrambling to contain a cholera epidemic that has killed some 800 citizens in two months.

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- One local oil change business is going to the dogs - and cats. Sixteen years after Jiffy Lube first came to the area, it recently invested $1.6 million in a new look and efforts to enhance customer service.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S.

White House's new 'stimulus' plans would trigger loss of $341 billion in economic activity WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Louisiana State University Endowed Chair of Banking and nationally-renowned economist Dr. Joseph R.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'