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2006-05-25 10:29:24

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A plan for the U.S. Presbyterian Church to divest its holdings in companies profiting from Middle East turmoil is up for review with critics demanding it be scrapped but church leaders backing a compromise to keep the threat alive for another two years. Since 2004 when the 2.5 million-member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the largest body of that denomination in the country, adopted the action, none of its $8 billion portfolio has actually been...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'