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EPMG Wins Media Planning Excelencia Award at 2014 AHAA Conference

Source: Business Balla | May 16 2014, 11:20am CDT | by

Leading Multicultural Media Partner Recognized for its Hispanic-targeted Print Media Plan Designed for Walmart.
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Recalls this week include smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, generators, jackets, rubber tubes

Sep 12 2014 9:34pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

More than 1 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled because a power outage could render them useless. Inflatable rubber tubes that can irritate skin and boys jackets posing an entanglement hazard are also among this week’s recalled consumer products. Here’s a more detailed look: SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS DETAILS: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. They include model i120 ...
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The 12 Essential Books On Jeff Bezos' Reading List

Sep 11 2014 10:24am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, despite contributing to the destruction of the physical bookstore, is a man intensely interested in and passionate about books and reading.  In the appendix of Brad Stone's new book about Amazon, "The Everything Store," there's a list of books called "Jeff's Reading List," highlighted by Shane Parrish at Farnam Street. "Books have nurtured Amazon s ...
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Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and boosting inclusive growth. | by IANS
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Rome, Sep 16 (IANS) Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin Monday ruled out that there could be a risk of Ebola coming to Italy from African migrants, as suggested by some media reports in the past weeks. | by IANS
India, Vietnam for peaceful South China Sea, $15 bn trade (Intro Roundup)
Hanoi, Sep 15 (IANS) Firming up their relationship at a higher level, India and Vietnam Monday called for a peaceful, unfettered South China Sea, inked seven agreements including for direct Delhi-Hanoi flights and an extended line of credit for purchase of military equipment, as they set a target of $15 billion bilateral trade by 2020 with a focus on tourism, garments and textiles, pharmaceuticals and agriculture. | by IANS

Slide Show: ‘Frozen’ doll, smartwatch make Walmart’s holiday toys list

Sep 10 2014 11:59am CDT | Source: MarketWatch

Christmas lists are coming early and Walmart is getting in there first with 20 toys it thinks will be on your child’s list for Santa this year. A kiddie smartwatch and a ‘Frozen’ doll that sin ...
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Here’s the story behind Kroger’s hiring binge

Sep 9 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Cincinnati Business Courier

Kroger Co.’s big hiring binge is a clear sign that it’s not only whipping Walmart but that it expects to continue beating up on its rival. Cincinnati-based Kroger, the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, said last week it’s looking to fill 20,000 jobs across the company. That’s on top of 375,000 people it already employs. “They’re hitting on as many cylinders as they possibly can, and they’re doing it really well,” said Jim Hertel, mana ...
Full article at: Cincinnati Business Courier


Former Norway man arrested, charged with sex crime

Sep 9 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Sun Journal

LEWISTON — Marc Alberi was arrested Monday at his home in Newport, charged with taking photos of a young boy in a public bathroom at the Walmart in Palmyra on Sunday. Alberi, 46, who is a registered sex offender, was convicted of five counts of unlawful sexual contact ...
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RANKED: The 50 US State Economies From Worst To Best

Sep 8 2014 7:50am CDT | Source: Business Insider

The U.S. economy is in pretty good shape. GDP is growing, unemployment is falling, and we're seeing signs that wages may be on the rise. However, the U.S. economic story is actually just an aggregation of 50 economic stories. Previously, Business Insider examined ranked every state by how quickly the economies were growing. This time around, we calculated which states had the best economies outright.  We ranked each state on seven econo ...
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Apple Is Getting A Sweet Deal From Big Banks As It Pushes Into Mobile Payments (AAPL)

Sep 4 2014 1:34pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Apple has negotiated discounts on the card transaction fees for its soon-to-launch payment platform, Bank Innovation's Ian Kar reports.  According to the report, Apple has reached agreements with American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Capital One, and Bank of America. Apple's platform will get what's called "card present" transaction rates, which is the same rate as when a customer swipes a card at the grocery store ...
Full article at: Business Insider


BlueCross BlueShield adds Walgreens to pharmacy network

Sep 4 2014 5:28am CDT | Source: Buffalo Business First

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY has expanded its pharmacy network through a new agreement with Walgreens. The deal, effective Sept. 1, adds 30 locations in the eight-county region, as well as 8,000 locations nationwide where members can fill standard prescriptions. The health plan’s network of pharmacy partners now includes nearly 360 retail locations in Western New York, including Rite-Aid, CVS, Wegmans, Tops, Walmart, ...
Full article at: Buffalo Business First


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