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International News Archive - October 21, 2008

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China will increase its minimum purchase price for wheat by up to 15.3 percent from next year as part of its plan to boost grain output and raise rural income.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.