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Demand High for Engineers in Midwest
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Demand High for Engineers in Midwest

Record 105 firms come looking for SDSU engineering students Engineering students preparing to take their sheepskin and depart into the world of change orders and service requests are finding no shortage of companies wanting to take their resumes. The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University organized its annual fall career […]

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Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations

Scientists here are warning Caribbean countries, where the fisheries sector is an important source of livelihoods and sustenance, that they should pay close attention to a new international report released Wednesday on ocean acidification.

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Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans
By October 18, 2014 Read More →

Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans

The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve voiced alarm Friday over rising economic inequality in the United States, questioning whether the growing disparity between rich and poor is compatible with the American ideal of opportunity for all. Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show the U.S. income and […]

Converse sues firms over trademark shoe
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Converse sues firms over trademark shoe

US shoemaker Converse is suing 31 companies, arguing they are copying the design of its trademark shoe. The company filed lawsuits against big retailers such as Wal-Mart and Ralph Lauren for allegedly selling imitations of its famous Chuck Taylor sneaker. The lawsuits filed in New York include companies based in Canada, Australia, Italy, China and […]

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Evolve’s TotallyHer Acquires AfterEllen.com
By October 8, 2014 Read More →

Evolve’s TotallyHer Acquires AfterEllen.com

LOS ANGELES – Evolve Media today announces the acquisition of leading lesbian lifestyle and community site, AfterEllen.com, from Viacom. The acquisition, now a part of Evolve Media’s TotallyHer women’s lifestyle publishing business, signifies Evolve’s continued commitment to lifestyle publishing and owning publishing assets that bring together unique audiences, deeply engaged with quality content and a […]

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Macy’s settles racial profiling allegations from shoppers
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

Macy’s settles racial profiling allegations from shoppers

Macy’s is to pay $650,000 (£390,000) to settle claims it racially profiled and detained ethnic minority shoppers at its flagship Manhattan shop. Under a deal with New York’s attorney-general Macy’s agreed to a series of changes at its 42 stores across the state. Staff at Macy’s, one of US retailing’s big names, were said to […]

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US clothing store Gap to set up in India
By August 23, 2014 Read More →

US clothing store Gap to set up in India

US clothing store Gap is bringing its brand to India with the aim of opening 40 outlets, and it will launch the first two stores early next year. Gap’s first two outlets will be in Mumbai and the capital Delhi – India’s biggest and busiest cities. Gap is partnering with Arvind Lifestyle Brand Limited, a […]

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Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania
By August 16, 2014 Read More →

Africa’s M-Pesa Mobile Payment Method Debuts in Romania

PARIS— In a trend reversal, African technology has migrated to Europe with the launch in Romania of Kenya’s popular M-Pesa mobile money transfer system. Mobile payments have changed the way many Africans — and the humanitarian community — do business. It remains to be seen, though, whether it will enjoy the same success in Europe.

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McDonald’s vacates headquarters due to worker protests
By May 25, 2014 Read More →

McDonald’s vacates headquarters due to worker protests

Thousands of protesters marched on a McDonald’s campus that houses its Hamburger University training facility, demanding higher wages for workers. The site of the planned protest was changed after McDonald’s vacated its headquarters in the US state of Illinois after consulting with police. Protesters want the fast food giant pay a minimum wage of $15 […]

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US government set to give up net oversight powers
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

US government set to give up net oversight powers

The US government has declared it wants to stop being in charge of how the internet is run. The US Commerce Department has announced its “intent” to hand control over to the wider net community. It has asked net overseer Icann to work out how to shift control from the US government to an alternative […]

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