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2011-05-27 11:10:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mobile phone ownership is commonplace all over the world. A ubiquitous symbol of modernity, these communication devices are now a platform for providing financial services to underserved populations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100916/DC66431LOGO) Darden School of Business Professor Frank Warnock and Batten Institute Fellow Veronica Cacdac Warnock have joined ShoreBank International (SBI) in their efforts to...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SustainLINK introduces the most eco-intelligent banks and credit unions in the U.S. through an innovative profile tool. Bank depositors looking to do their part regarding climate change, environmental responsibility and societal stewardship now have a new tool to help them select their banking relationships. SustainLINK provides a free service profiling only the most eco-conscious banks and credit unions in the country. The number of Americans supporting...

2006-08-27 10:50:50

By Jack Kimball NAIROBI (Reuters) - Amid the corrugated iron shacks of Nairobi's sprawling Kibera slum, a local market trader tells U.S. Senator Barack Obama how she and many others were able to turn tiny investments into thriving businesses. Obama has been revered by many in the east African nation since 2004 when the Harvard-trained lawyer and civil rights activist, whose father was Kenyan, ran for the U.S. Senate. Waving palm leaves and chanting "Obama, Obama," thousands of...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.