General News Archive - April 30, 2009


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.


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

Word of the Day
  • 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.'