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Draftfcb Named Best Large Company to Work for in Illinois

May 20, 2009 8:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.draftfcb.com () —Draftfcb (http://www.draftfcb.com/) , one of the world's largest marketing communications agencies, has been recognized as the best large company to work for in the state by The Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Human Resource...

HL:New tool from Google can show electricity use by home appliances and gadgets@

May 20, 2009 8:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTREAL — Google has come up with a tool that can show consumers on their home computer how much electricity their appliances and gadgets are using.The Google PowerMeter can display, for example, how much it would cost to leave a TV on all day or how much energy a computer is using.The search...

Analog TV signals to be interrupted in 'soft test'

May 20, 2009 8:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — TV stations around the country will replace their analog broadcasts for a few minutes Thursday with reminders that those broadcasts will disappear completely in three weeks.The stations have to turn off their analog broadcasts on June 12 as part of a nationwide mandate to move to...

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Geithner says major banks have raised $56 billion

May 20, 2009 8:33 am | by JIM KUHNHENN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that the financial system was "starting to heal," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that major banks had raised $56 billion since stress tests showed several in need of more capital — a sign of emerging investor confidence.Geithner also said a public...

Many more executions possible in Missouri, 2nd Ld-Writethru, MO

May 20, 2009 8:33 am | by JIM SALTER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The execution of Dennis Skillicorn could be the first of many in the coming months in Missouri.Skillicorn, 49, was put to death early Wednesday. He was one of three men convicted in the 1994 murder of Richard Drummond, a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help the men after...

Recruiters, Corporate Hiring Managers and 5 Million Unique Visitors a Month Rely on ZoomInfo to Find Information on People and Companies

May 20, 2009 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.zoominfo.com/About/ () —With unemployment reaching an all time high, ZoomInfo (http://www.zoominfo.com/AboutUs/) (TM), the most comprehensive source of business information on people and companies, today announced new opportunities for job seekers to claim their profile...

NJ's jobless rate climbed again in April, NJ

May 20, 2009 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employment in New Jersey fell for the 15th month in a row in April.The unemployment rate edged up to 8.4 percent from 8.3 percent in March. However, the rate was lower than the national average of 8.9 percent.The Labor and Workforce Development Department says more than 14,000...

Russia to prod Europe over Ukrainian gas at summit, EU

May 20, 2009 8:32 am | by CATRINA STEWART - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will call on the European Union this week to help Ukraine pay off its mounting energy debts to Russia to fend off a "continuing threat" of gas supply disruptions to Europe, a top Kremlin aide said Wednesday.Russia is to host talks Friday with the EU in the Far Eastern city of...

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Annual North Dakota taxable sales jump 21 percent, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases continue to grow.The state Tax Department reports taxable sales and purchases grew 21 percent last year, to $12.4 billion.During October, November and December alone, the taxable sales and purchases jumped more than 20 percent.Tax...

Tyson shares rise on upgrade, higher estimates, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shares of Tyson Foods Inc. advanced on Wednesday as analysts raised their ratings and estimates for the meat maker, saying signs are pointing to an improving chicken industry.The Springdale, Ark.-based maker of chicken, beef and pork saw its stock gain 46 cents, or 3.5 percent, to...

Acropolis treasures on display for €1, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:27 am | by NICHOLAS PAPHITIS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A month before the lavish opening ceremony for the new Acropolis Museum, Greek officials are keeping quiet on the details — other than the nearly €3 million ($4.1 million) price tag.But in a bid to boost visitor numbers in hard economic times, Culture Minister Andonis Samaras...

Maine House OKs bill for more game-hunting parks, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has given initial approval to a bill that would allow two more game-hunting parks, which would be located in counties that don't have them now.The bill was approved Wednesday after a debate in which supporters said the expansion will promote economic...

Senator: KBR received $83 million in bonuses, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

May 20, 2009 8:27 am | by KIMBERLY HEFLING - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military contractor KBR Inc. was paid $83.4 million in bonuses for electrical work in Iraq — much of it after the military's contract management agency recognized the contractor was doing shoddy electrical work, a senator said Wednesday.Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said he learned...

GM Canada telling its dealers who loses franchises, 2nd Ld-Writethru, CN

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by ROB GILLIES - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO (AP) — General Motors Canada is telling almost 250 dealers they will lose their franchises next year as the automaker thins dealer ranks to make the remaining outlets more profitable.GM Canada said Wednesday that is telling some dealers that their sales and services agreements won't be...

ACE Limited raises quarterly dividend by 7 percent, APFN

May 20, 2009 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Property and casualty insurance company ACE Limited said Wednesday shareholders at the company's annual meeting in Switzerland have approved an increase in its quarterly dividend by 7 percent to 31 cents.The annual dividend works out to $1.24 and is payable in four installments — one per quarter....

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