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2011-07-28 06:30:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) today announced higher sales and improved financial results in Q2 2011 versus the same period of 2010. The company reported sales of $1.8 billion, a 13 percent increase versus the prior year, or 6 percent in constant dollar terms. Gross margin was $299 million or 16.6 percent of sales, an increase of $25 million compared to Q2 2010. Selling, general and administrative expenses were improved to a...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'