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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
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'