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2011-08-16 07:00:00

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Learning, Inc.

2011-08-15 08:38:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has made a binding offer to acquire Provimi, the global animal nutrition company, for an enterprise value of euro 1.5 billion from Permira funds, the private equity firm which owns Provimi.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.