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2010-07-22 05:30:00

INDIANAPOLIS, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nine percent revenue growth driven by higher volume continues strong trend for the year. 21 percent of Q2 revenue invested in R&D to advance pipeline of nearly 70 potential new medicines in clinical development. Ongoing cost-containment efforts support double-digit growth in operating income. Q2 earnings per share grow to $1.22 (reported), or $1.24 (non-GAAP). 2010 earnings per share guidance range raised to $4.44 to $4.59 (reported),...


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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