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Business News Archive - November 15, 2012

BP Agrees To Multi-Billion Dollar Fine

British Petroleum (BP) has agreed to plead guilty to felony charges stemming from the spill, paying out $4.5 billion in damages, including an additional $1.26 billion in criminal fees.

Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.