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2005-07-26 15:18:03

DETROIT (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler has agreed to settle a lawsuit in which its U.S. finance arm stood accused of discriminating against African Americans and Hispanics by charging them more for car loans, according to federal court documents. Under terms of the settlement, DaimlerChrysler Services North America LLC will be required to offer several billion dollars in loans to black and Hispanic people based only on their credit history, according to plaintiffs' attorneys. A judge on...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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