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International News Archive - February 08, 2009

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The Royal Bank of Scotland wants to pay close to $1.5 billion in bonuses to its staff, just months after being rescued by a taxpayer bailout, sources say.

Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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