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    Staples Paper Gets a New Look in 2009

    Staples Paper Gets a New Look in 2009
    h4. The Starting Point Staples' original paper line included 14 different products and a complex packaging scheme: red, blue, and gold indicated good, better, best in terms of quality; green indicated environmental-friendliness; and machine-specific papers were packaged in darker blue. Marketing firm Affinnova's research addressed questions such as "Does the color strategy make sense?" and "Should the machine-specific papers be merged ...
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    One Resume Error Can Ruin Employment Prospects, Executive Survey Shows

    One Resume Error Can Ruin Employment Prospects, Executive Survey Shows
    MENLO PARK, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Job seekers take note: One false stroke at the keyboard could send your resume into the "circular file." Three out of four (76 percent) executives interviewed said just one or two typos in a resume would remove applicants from consideration for a job; 40 percent said it takes only one typo to rule candidates ...
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    7 States See Jobless Rate Top 10 Percent

    7 States See Jobless Rate Top 10 Percent
    WASHINGTON – Double-digit unemployment rates hit more states in February, with North Carolina and Rhode Island seeing their rates hit record highs. The U.S. Labor Department's report, released Friday, showed the terrible toll the recession, now in its second year, is having on workers and companies alike. Seven states have unemployment rates that topped 10 percent last month. That's up from ...
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    Retail Sales Gain Sharply in Week

    Retail Sales Gain Sharply in Week
    U.S. retail sales rose sharply in the week ending June 27 compared to the previous week, the International Council of Shopping Centers-USB reported. Sales were up 1.6 percent from the previous week and up 0.6 percent compared to the same week a year ago, the report said. The weekly gain was the strongest one-week improvement since Jan. 31, ICSC said. ICSC ...
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    Consumer Spending Up, Income Sags

    Consumer Spending Up, Income Sags
    WASHINGTON – After a half year of declines, consumer spending edged up for a second month in February even though incomes sagged under the weight of further job losses. The spending increases were seen as a hopeful sign that this key sector of the economy is staging a modest rebound that could help pull the country out of the recession. Consumer ...
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    Hot Dog War Starting to Sizzle

    Hot Dog War Starting to Sizzle
    The war for the hearts and stomachs of hot dog lovers reached federal court in Chicago Wednesday when Sara Lee Corp. sued Kraft Foods Inc., documents showed. Sara Lee, makers of Ball Park franks, accuses Kraft of misleading consumers with advertising that touts taste tests claiming its Oscar Mayer hot dogs are better, Crain's Chicago Business reported. "This is a weak ...
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    Complaints About Concert Tickets Closes Sites

    Complaints About Concert Tickets Closes Sites
    CHICAGO - A Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. subsidiary has reached an agreement with the Illinois Attorney General after complaints of overly high-priced tickets to Hannah Montana and Bruce Springsteen concerts. The state attorney general's office announced Tuesday that it had discovered TicketsNow operated Web sites with domain names that misled customers to believe it was affiliated with the concerts' event operators. Customers ...
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    Bake Sale Restriction Takes the Cake

    Bake Sale Restriction Takes the Cake
    Thousands of pieces of homemade fudge sold at Ford City Heritage Days equals lots of profits for two local churches. The fudge is made by church members and sold to benefit Grace Lutheran and St. John's churches in Manorville and Ford City, respectively, said the Rev. Andrew Dougherty. Unbeknownst to the pastor, and likely other churches and organizations that hold bake ...
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    Run on Jackson Memorabilia Triggers Scams

    Run on Jackson Memorabilia Triggers Scams
    Interest in Michael Jackson memorabilia has soared since the singer's death last week. But those tempted to buy a keepsake are being warned that counterfeit items are showing up and some vendors are engaging in price-gouging. The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio also says phishing scams have arisen, trying to lure unwitting consumers to open e-mails that include Jackson's name ...
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    Networking Secret: Never Eat Alone

    Networking Secret: Never Eat Alone
    Friendship grows from the quality of time two people spend together, not the quantity. There is a common misconception that to build a bond, two people need to meet often and for long stretches. This is not the case. Outside your family and work, you probably can count the people you see frequently in the course of a month on two ...
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    Sour Economy Makes Diet Marketers Try Harder in 2009

    Sour Economy Makes Diet Marketers Try Harder in 2009
    Weight-loss marketers face a hefty challenge with the advent of diet season: selling products and services to pound-conscious yet penny-pinching consumers. The first quarter — when resolutions are still fresh — is when many weight-loss companies launch marketing efforts. Weight Watchers spent more than $50 million January through March 2008 to tout its products and services, according to TNS Media Intelligence. ...
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    Tesla Motors Unveils "Model S" Electric Sports Sedan

    Tesla Motors Unveils "Model S" Electric Sports Sedan
    'Not available for delivery until 2011.' - Pioneering electric car company Tesla Motors has unveiled its new Model S electric sports sedan. It will have a range of up to 300 miles (482 km), and be able to go from 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds according to Jalopnik. It will also be able to seat seven passengers, through the use of flip-up seats stored in ...
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    Car Salesman Shot During Test Drive

    What started as a routine test drive ended in violence Saturday for a Lithia Toyota car salesman who had less than two weeks on the job. Robert Joe Johnson, 32, is recovering from a bullet wound to the abdomen after he was shot in a parking lot off East McAndrews Road during an alleged carjacking. Johnson needed surgery for his wound, ...
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    Sour Economy Makes Diet Marketers Try Harder in 2009

    Sour Economy Makes Diet Marketers Try Harder in 2009
    Weight-loss marketers face a hefty challenge with the advent of diet season: selling products and services to pound-conscious yet penny-pinching consumers. The first quarter — when resolutions are still fresh — is when many weight-loss companies launch marketing efforts. Weight Watchers spent more than $50 million January through March 2008 to tout its products and services, according to TNS Media Intelligence. ...
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    Relax at Your Desk with These Techniques

    Relax at Your Desk with These Techniques
    Working at a desk can be more stressful to your body than you may think. Spending long periods of time in a desk chair can cause your circulation to slow down, meaning your muscles aren't getting enough oxygen, and that often results in muscle tension. And if you have the added stress of a type-A-personality boss, you could be on your ...
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    Retailers Upbeat As Sales Top Projections

    Retailers Upbeat As Sales Top Projections
    Spokesmen for several Valley department stores reported a decrease in sales during the second quarter, when compared to 2008, but said the numbers weren't as bad as they expected. They also said the number of shoppers for the back-to-school season increased. "Traffic is certainly better than last year at this time," said Geoff Daffier, assistant store manager and spokesman for the ...
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    Crystal, China Maker Waterford Wedgwood Files for Bankruptcy

    Crystal, China Maker Waterford Wedgwood Files for Bankruptcy
    LONDON — Waterford Wedgwood, the maker of classic china and crystal, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday after attempts to restructure the struggling business or find a buyer failed. Four administrators from business advisory firm Deloitte were appointed to run the company's businesses in Britain and Northern Ireland, while a Deloitte partner in the Irish Republic was appointed as receiver of Waterford ...
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    An Interview Do-Over?

    An Interview Do-Over?
    Q: I just finished an interview and I feel like I missed out. I want to reinforce to the interviewer that I am the right person for the job. I don't live far from the place, and I wanted to see about taking the person to lunch. Is this considered bribing? A: Ah, the universal longing for an interview do-over! Even ...
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    P&G Cuts Prices to Adjust, but Sees Sales Rising

    P&G Cuts Prices to Adjust, but Sees Sales Rising
    The world's largest consumer products maker is finding that "new and improved" is still good, but "lower price" is working better. The Procter & Gamble Co., a bellwether of consumer spending, has shifted tactics in the chase for bargain-hunting shoppers with price cuts, promotions emphasizing value, and even a shakeup of its famed laundry business. Some economic indicators have implied the ...
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    Top Prudential Salesman Nabbed Over Insider Trading

    The special investigation unit of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on Thursday arrested an employee of Prudential Life Insurance Co. and a former executive of another firm on suspicion of making ¥40 million through insider trading. One of the men arrested was Hiroaki Denda, 35, an employee of Prudential Life Insurance in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, according to investigative sources. The ...