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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
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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