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Business News Archive - September 12, 2010

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

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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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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