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HP Confirms Autonomy Probe
2012-12-29 10:26:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A British business software firm purchased by Hewlett-Packard last year is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over accounting improprieties, the Palo Alto, California-based company confirmed in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing Thursday. According to AP Business Writer Michelle Chapman, the filing reveals HP had been advised back on November 21 that federal officials would be probing...

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.'