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 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 'karpos', fruit.