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    15 Companies Hiring Now

    [photo:30946] Brown-Forman Corporation Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Sonoma-Cutrer, Korbel and 31 other alcohol brands Brown-Forman employs 4,440 people worldwide with about 1,300 located in Louisville. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, sells its brands in more than 135 countries and has offices in cities across the globe. ...
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    Apple, Verizon Consider iPhone Deal

    Apple, Verizon Consider iPhone Deal
    Verizon and Apple are discussing the possible development of an iPhone for Verizon, with the goal of introducing it next year, people familiar with the situation say. It would mark the first time Apple has produced a version of the iPhone for a CDMA wireless network, which is different from AT&T's GSM technology. Vodafone, co-owner of Verizon Wireless, already sells the ...
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    Right Job, Wrong Salary?

    Right Job, Wrong Salary?
    As staffing manager for Comforce in New Jersey, Penne Gabel has noticed a change in HR job seekers' attitudes in recent years: Many candidates for human resources positions are now willing to accept lower salaries than they previously earned, because they're worried they can't expect a strong salary in a new position. Gabel herself estimates HR salaries have fallen approximately 10 ...
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    The $5 Meal Club

    The $5 Meal Club
    The recession that brought back $2 gasoline is about to bring back to casual dining another retro price point: $5 meals. Today, T.G.I. Friday's - which, like most casual-dining chains, has taken a hit during the recession - will unveil plans to sell all salads and sandwiches for $5 all day in May. The move follows a recent rollout by Chili's ...
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    Blog Your Way To a Bigger Business

    Blog Your Way To a Bigger Business
    Education or value-based marketing is an important tool to attracting new customers to your business. Blogging is an excellent tool for sharing that knowledge with potential customers. Therefore, having your own blog or blog posting, commenting on others Blogs is a smart marketing strategy, as long as you implement these tactics. These tips will get you started increasing your education-based marketing ...
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    Most Foreclosures Pack into a Few Counties

    Most Foreclosures Pack into a Few Counties
    WASHINGTON — More than half of the nation's foreclosures last year took place in 35 counties, a sign that the financial crisis devastating the national economy may have begun with collapsing home loans in only a few corners of the country. Those counties, spread over a dozen states, accounted for more than 1.5 million foreclosure actions last year, a USA TODAY ...
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    J&J Sees Lower Sales, 3.5 Percent Dip In 2Q Profit

    J&J Sees Lower Sales, 3.5 Percent Dip In 2Q Profit
    Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said its second-quarter profit fell 3.5 percent due to lower sales, particularly for its prescription drugs, and the weak dollar. Still, the world's most broadly based health care company handily beat Wall Street expectations, partly due to tight cost controls. The New Brunswick, N.J.-based maker of baby shampoo, contraceptives and biotech drugs ...
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    Consumer Confidence Darkens Further in January

    Consumer Confidence Darkens Further in January
    NEW YORK – Americans' mood about the economy darkened further in January, sending a widely watched barometer of consumer sentiment to a new low, a private research group said Tuesday, as people worry about their jobs and watch their retirement funds dwindle. The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index edged down to 37.7 from a revised 38.6 in December, lower ...
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    Doctors Seek Gag Orders to Stop Patients' Online Reviews

    Doctors Seek Gag Orders to Stop Patients' Online Reviews
    CHICAGO — The anonymous comment on the website RateMDs.com was unsparing: "Very unhelpful, arrogant," it said of a doctor. "Did not listen and cut me off, seemed much too happy to have power (and abuse it!) over suffering people." Such reviews are becoming more common as consumer ratings services like Zagat's and Angie's List expand beyond restaurants and plumbers to medical ...
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    Control Your Google Identity

    Control Your Google Identity
    When you Google your name, what's the first thing that pops up? Is it something you'd rather people not see? Or is your name so common your mere existence is lost in cyberspace? While you can't completely erase those results, you can now better control your Internet identity - as long as you're willing to share your private information with Google. ...
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    Judge Tosses Verdicts Against Infomercial Stars

    Judge Tosses Verdicts Against Infomercial Stars
    A judge has tossed out federal fraud convictions against two salespeople who used late-night infomercials to tout their stock-trading abilities and lure customers. A jury convicted Linda Woolf of Sandy, Utah, and David Gengler of Draper, Utah, in May on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud. The two were among the top earners at a company called Teach Me to Trade, ...
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    Home Depot to Close Expo Chain

    Home Depot to Close Expo Chain
    CHICAGO — Home Depot Inc. plans to eliminate 7,000 jobs while closing four dozen stores under its smaller home improvement brands as the recession continues to batter the nation's housing market. Its shares climbed more than 5 percent in morning trading. The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Monday the cuts will affect about 2 percent of its 300,000 workers and ...
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    Credit Card Firms Pay Some Clients to Close Their Accounts

    Credit Card Firms Pay Some Clients to Close Their Accounts
    NEW YORK — If you've recently been offered cash from a credit card company to reduce your debt or close your account entirely, be forewarned: Your business may no longer be wanted. "What the card company is saying is that right now we're playing nice, but if you don't take it, we might start playing hardball" by raising rates or cutting ...
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    Dell Sees US PC Market Finding Its Low Point

    Dell Sees US PC Market Finding Its Low Point
    Dell Inc. said Tuesday that the U.S. personal computer market has reached its low point but that the timing of a global turnaround in the technology industry remains anyone's guess. Investors sent shares plummeting 96 cents, or 7.4 percent, to $12.06 in morning trading. At a meeting with Wall Street analysts, the world's No. 2 PC maker elaborated on guidance it ...
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    Test Drive a Car...for a Year!

    Test Drive a Car...for a Year!
    The auto salesman, believe it or not, promised he wouldn't say "No" if I asked to test-drive a car for a few months while deciding whether to buy it. See, after former Gov. Mike Easley explained that his wife, Mary, test-drove a Honda for that long and for that reason, skeptics assumed it was a sweetheart deal accorded only to the ...
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    Will The Post Office Close on Saturdays?

    Will The Post Office Close on Saturdays?
    WASHINGTON — Massive deficits could force the U.S. post office to cut out one day of mail delivery per week, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday. Postmaster General John E. Potter asked lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week. Faced with dwindling mail volume and rising costs, the post office was $2.8 billion ...
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    Merck Buying Schering-Plough in a $41B Drug Deal

    Merck Buying Schering-Plough in a $41B Drug Deal
    TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck is buying Schering-Plough for $41.1 billion in stock and cash in a deal that gives the companies more firepower to compete in a drug industry facing slumping sales, tough generic competition and intense cost pressure. The deal announced Monday would unite the maker of asthma drug Singulair with the maker of allergy medicine Nasonex and form ...
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    Hagglers Gain the Upper Hand in a Downbeat Economy

    Hagglers Gain the Upper Hand in a Downbeat Economy
    At Wal-Mart, Brenda Perkins had $2 trimmed from the $4.99-a-yard price of blue paisley fabric. At Lowe's, Linda Palmer had $48 skimmed from the $248 cost of a stainless-steel GE microwave. At ABC Warehouse, Fielding Fowler had $54 shaved from the price of a Frigidaire refrigerator. Whether through sweet talk or tough talk, all that these and a growing number of ...
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    Social Networks More Popular Than Email

    Social Networks More Popular Than Email
    This probably won't come as a shock to anyone hanging out on Facebook, but social networks and blogs have moved ahead of personal e-mail among the most popular online activities, and are fourth most popular overall. That's according to a report released Monday from The Nielsen Company. Time spent on these sites is growing three times faster than the overall Internet ...
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    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    10 Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...