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General News Archive - April 30, 2009

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The US Commerce Department said consumer spending dropped 0.2 percent in March, a powerful sign of economic sputtering in a recession now 14 months along.

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a poem celebrating volunteers for the seventh annual Poetry in My Pocket Day.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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