International News Archive - March 22, 2009


Chinese officials say the number of companies launched in 2008 grew less than 1 percent over 2007, a growth rate well below the 5 percent seen in recent years.

Word of the Day
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.