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2014-08-12 12:33:19

Hotels.com Disconnect to Reconnect survey reveals Asian countries are most attached to mobile devices while traveling DALLAS, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new global survey from Hotels.com® found that only 35 percent of American travelers are unwilling to ditch their devices while on vacation. Travelers from Thailand were found to be the least prepared to give up their mobile technology, with a staggering 85 percent of Thai travelers saying they'd be unwilling to do so....

2014-07-31 04:22:06

Conference Call Scheduled for Today, 10:30 a.m. Central Time HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) today reported net income of $23.0 million, or $1.00 per share, on revenues of $176.6 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120503/MM00528LOGO President and CEO Gary Kolstad commented, "The CARBO production enhancement business, based upon our Design, Build, and Optimize the Frac(TM) technologies, strengthened in...

2014-07-22 16:29:49

Facebook Spending Up 100 Percent As Amazon Tops $1 Million For First Time SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google spent $5.03 million on lobbying in the second quarter of 2014, matching a company record and well ahead of spending by 14 other technology and communications companies, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog. Google's spending matched its record amount for a...

2014-07-22 08:34:15

Sasaki poll of residents in six dynamic US cities finds restaurants and farmers markets top the list of must-have urban amenities BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today by planning and design firm Sasaki Associates has found that food is a major driver of the American urban experience: 82 percent of urbanites appreciate their city's culinary offerings, and a new restaurant is the top reason the majority of them (46 percent) would venture to a new part of...

2014-07-17 12:34:33

Three in Ten Say They Would Keep the Same Job CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you won the lottery, would you keep working? While some may dream of hitting it big and leaving their office behind them, a new study from CareerBuilder suggests that's not the case for everyone. Half (51 percent) of workers reported that, even if they didn't need a job financially, they would still work after winning the lottery. Thirty percent of all workers say they would keep their current job. The...

2014-06-02 16:20:24

PMI at 55.4 percent TEMPE, Ariz., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ISM(®) has discovered an error in its software programming for calculating the May 2014 Manufacturing PMI(®) that was released at 10 a.m. ET this morning. "We apologize for this error. We have recalculated and confirmed that the actual index indicates that the economy is accelerating," said Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management(® )(ISM(®)) Manufacturing Business Survey...

2014-04-24 08:38:59

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cat Financial reported first-quarter 2014 revenues of $713 million, an increase of $33 million, or 5 percent, compared with the first quarter of 2013. First-quarter 2014 profit after tax was $136 million, a $5 million, or 4 percent, decrease from the first quarter of 2013. The increase in revenues was primarily due to a $23 million favorable impact from higher average earning assets and an $8 million favorable impact from returned or...

2014-04-24 04:22:11

New Study From CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com Reveals Most In-Demand Majors CHICAGO, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Graduation season is upon us, and this year graduates can expect to find improving job prospects. A new study from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com finds that 57 percent of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates, up from 53 percent last year and up significantly from 44 percent in 2010. While most employers believe recent college graduates are ready for the...

2014-04-03 20:20:11

MONTREAL, April 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of March, Air Canada reported a system wide traffic growth of 1.4 per cent on a capacity increase of 3.6 per cent. Air Canada's system load factor was 81.7 per cent, versus 83.5 per cent in March 2013, a decrease of 1.8 percentage points. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge(TM), which began operations on July 1, 2013, and regional airlines from which Air Canada purchases...

2014-03-28 16:23:43

MANCHESTER, England, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - According to drinks brand Lambrini, a quarter* of us plan to send best wishes via phone, email or social media - More than half of us won't see our mums on the 30March - The average Brit plans to splash GBP50 on gifts - with sons spending more than doting daughters - Despite not always being together, three quarters of us still say it's the most...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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