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2014-01-23 16:21:45

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today named Catherine S. Stempien vice president, corporate development, replacing Richard Bates, who is leaving Duke Energy to pursue other interests. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) In this role, Stempien will report directly to Steve K. Young, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Catherine will help us execute corporate development initiatives and to integrate...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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