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2008-09-18 09:00:15

By ELLEN SIMON By Ellen Simon The Associated Press NEW YORK Stocks took another nosedive Wednesday as the American banking system appeared even shakier and investors worried that the financial crisis is spinning so far out of control that even government rescues can't stop it.

2008-09-05 09:00:11

By ELLEN SIMON By Ellen Simon The Associated Press NEW YORK Conventional wisdom had long held that some industries would collapse if oil topped $100 a barrel. As oil neared $150, sending costs higher for everything from jet fuel to plastic jars, the question was how many companies would succumb.


Word of the Day
orbity
  • A bereavement by loss of parents or children; the state of being orbate; orbation.
The word 'orbity' ultimately comes from a Latin word meaning 'bereaved'.