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2008-06-27 15:02:21

By AMY FORLITI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday. Mr. Hurwicz died Tuesday of natural causes, said Mark Cassutt, spokesman for the University of Minnesota, where Mr. Hurwicz was an emeritus economics professor. He had been in a Minneapolis hospital and had been on kidney dialysis,...

2008-06-25 18:02:20

By Ben Cohen, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 25--Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, died Tuesday night in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis resident was 90 and had been on dialysis for two years. He was hospitalized a week ago. Hurwicz was given his prize in Minneapolis last December because he couldn't make the trip to Stockholm. He was the oldest person ever to win a...


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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