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2010-03-12 11:43:00

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Day Pitney won a major victory totaling more than $65 million in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for Italian-based client, Compagnia Importazioni Esportazioni Rappresentanze ("CIER"). The case involved a breach of contract dispute against Delaware-based L-3 Communications Corporation, Ocean Systems Division ("L-3OS"). L-3OS is the manufacturer of a dipping sonar system installed in helicopters, known as the...

2010-02-19 14:53:50

UM Researchers Find Classic Indices Inflate Wealth 50 Percent Traditional gauges of economic activity severely overstate the standard of living as experienced on Main Street, say University of Maryland researchers, who have worked with their state officials to apply a more accurate and greener index. Maryland recently became the fourth U.S. state to adopt the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) as a supplement to the traditional state-level economic index, the Gross State Product (GSP). "This is...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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