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EPMG Wins HispanicAd.com Media Planning Excelencia Award at 2014 AHAA Conference

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

Leading Multicultural Media Partner Recognized for its Hispanic-targeted Print Media Plan Designed for Walmart.
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How to Manage Scheduling Software Fairly

Sep 2 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

Starbucks workers recently scored a point against the machine. After a lengthy New York Times story, the company decided to adjust some of their controversial scheduling practices, eliminating “clopening” — when workers are required to close at night and re-open in the morning — and requiring at least a week’s notice of upcoming schedules. In this case, “the machine” refers to a real machine: the highly sophisticated automated sof ...
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I Went To Burning Man And It Was Even Crazier Than I Expected

Sep 2 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Last year, I went to Burning Man for the first time. Despite having attended many different festivals previously, Burning Man was unlike anything I have ever seen. Burning Man, as the website proclaims, is "an annual art event and temporary community based on radical self expression and self-reliance in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada." Last year, over 61,000 people attended, many of them in the tech industry. Whi ...
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IS video shows beheading of second US journalist
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Days after the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) has posted a video showing the beheading of another kidnapped American journalist Steven Sotloff, CNN reported. | by IANS
 
IS beheads second US journalist
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The Islamic State militant organisation has posted a video titled "A second message to America", showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, CNN reported. | by IANS
 
India offers red carpet, not red tape, Modi hard sells India (Roundup)
Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hard sold India to Japanese investors saying that his country offers only a red carpet and not red tape while dubbing his five-day trip to Japan that ends Wednesday as "very successful". | by IANS
 
 

Microsoft selling Acer E15 for $199 -- an awesome back-to-school laptop deal

Aug 29 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: BetaNews

Nowadays, it feels like many children can be unappreciative (I'm sure yours are great though!). Whenever I go to Walmart or Target, there are sure to be whiny little ones begging and demanding things from their parents. If their parents do give-in and buy whatever they want, there is a chance it will be broken within a week. This is the problem with buying a child a laptop. Sure, they may need a computer ...
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Kimberly-Clark Corp. tosses toilet paper tube

Aug 29 2014 7:45am CDT | Source: Business Journal of Milwaukee

Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, is taking its tubeless toilet paper rolls nationwide, marketing the product for producing less waste. The company had sold the tubeless rolls in select markets in the northeastern U.S., but now is selling them across the country in Walmart and other stores. The marketing effort includes a #Tossthetube social media hashtag and, in New York City, a 30-foot replica of the Empire State Building made of toilet paper tubes. Read mor ...
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Co-owner of California slaughterhouse behind beef recall pleads guilty to criminal charge

Aug 25 2014 12:26pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

SAN FRANCISCO – The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge. Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his plea Friday in a San Francisco courtroom to aiding and abetting in the distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat, the San Francisco Chronicle ...
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Recalls this week include bean bag chairs, convertible cribs, children’s water bottles

Aug 22 2014 6:33pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap. Here’s a more detailed look: BEAN BAG CHAIRS DETAILS: Ace Bayou bean bag chairs with two zippers that can be unzipped and opened, including one of the exterior cover and other directly underneath that zipper. The recalled chai ...
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Is it possible for a corporation to be patriotic?: Chris MacDonald

Aug 22 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

The California and American flags hanging in a Walmart in Palmdale, Calif. But what makes a company “American”? (David McNew/Getty) What makes a Canadian company Canadian? What is it that makes an American company definitively all-American? Is it a matter of where the company is legally registered? Where it earns the bulk of its profits? Who its CEO is? Who owns its shares? And what about companies that have offices in multiple countries? Should companies have to swear allegiance to one ...
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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Aug 22 2014 6:06am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Good morning! Here's what's happening in tech.  eBay is considering spinning off its popular payments arm, PayPal. The stock soared after the news broke. Former Paypal exec Keith Rabois thinks he has a better idea: rename eBay as Paypal. "Change the logos, change the paint, change the T-shirts, and you get the same value basically as spinning off PayPal," he says. Salesforce reported strong earnings yesterday. Revenue came in at $1.32 billion, a 38% increase from the ...
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