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2009-01-26 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Maine dropped 1.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Maine Manufacturers Register, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI (http://www.manufacturersnews.com) reports Maine lost 1,135 industrial jobs from December 2007 to December 2008, a smaller loss than the 2.6% loss MNI reported for the state over the December 2006-2007 survey period....

2009-01-21 16:06:39

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into Apple Inc.'s disclosures about its chief executive officer's health problems, sources said. CEO Steve Jobs' health has been a matter of public speculation ever since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. After recovering from surgery to take care of the cancer, speculation intensified last year based on public appearances in which Jobs appeared gaunt. After skipping the MacWorld...

2009-01-21 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc. -- Industrial employment in Illinois dropped 2.1% over the past twelve months according to the 2009 Illinois Manufacturers Directory, a compilation of state industry published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI (http://www.manufacturersnews.com) reports Illinois lost 19,924 industrial jobs from November 2007 to November 2008, prolonging the downward trend the state has seen over the past several...

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2009-01-15 12:20:00

After the announcement of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' medical leave, all eyes are on his supposed successor, Tim Cook, while Apple shares start to drop. Cook's performance during Jobs' absence will ultimately provide some insight into whether Jobs has secured a quality executive to handle the company's affairs once he steps down. Apple employees who are familiar with Cook and his contributions to Apple's success feel assured that he will prove the Cupertino, Calif.-based gadget and computer maker...

2009-01-14 18:02:22

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Wednesday he's taking time off to deal with his health problems. Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will assume Jobs' duties through June, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jobs, 53, said his health-related issues are more complex than originally thought. He had said last week he suffered from a weight-sapping hormone imbalance. He previously had pancreatic cancer but did not say whether that ailment had returned.

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2009-01-14 16:25:00

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced Wednesday that he would take a medical leave of absence through the end of June. Tim Cook, the company's chief operating officer, will run the company during Jobs' absence. Jobs made the announcement in an e-mail sent to employees and released to the media by the Cupertino-Calif.-based company.  In the e-mail, Jobs said his health issues "are more complex than I originally thought." Jobs said he made the decision "in order to take myself out of...

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2009-01-05 13:00:00

On Monday, Apple Founder and CEO Steve Jobs stated that he is suffering from a hormone imbalance that caused him to lose weight, making investors fear that the pancreatic cancer survivor's health had taken a downturn. Jobs said he would remain CEO during his recovery and that his doctors expect him to regain his weight by late spring. The 53 year-old Jobs had previously stated that his thinness had been a mystery even to him and his doctors until a few weeks ago. However, sophisticated blood...

2008-09-24 18:00:26

Lauren Ambrose and Adam Kaufman have begun work on the U.S. television movie "Unorthodox," CBS said Wednesday. The film is to air as a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation. It is currently in production in New York City and Washington, D.C. for future broadcast on the CBS Television Network. Ambrose is best known for her work on the former HBO drama "Six Feet Under." Kaufman starred in the miniseries "Taken" and had a recurring role on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." "This quirky love story...

2008-09-10 00:00:12

After months of rumours about his health, Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, gets a pointed message across at the corporation's 'Let's Rock' event in San Francisco yesterday FULL REPORT, PAGE 5 (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-08 09:00:22

By BAY AREA NEWS GROUP The towering role of Steve Jobs at Apple was underscored this week when concerns about his health contributed to a sudden plunge in the company's stock. Apple shares recovered significantly Tuesday, but Wall Street's worries spotlight the enormous importance of Jobs to Apple and spur questions about the company's responsibility to address recurring rumors regarding his health. Corporate governance experts say companies must quickly report health problems that...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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