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2014-10-10 20:21:44

Company Working With Leading Security Experts HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Oct. 9, Kmart's Information Technology team detected our payment data systems had been breached and immediately launched a full investigation working with a leading IT security firm. Our investigation to date indicates the breach started in early September. According to the security experts we have been working with, our Kmart store payment data systems were infected...

2014-10-07 08:22:36

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) will issue its second quarter earnings results on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at approximately 7a.m. ET (6a.m. CT). Supporting slides will be posted at approximately the same time on the Investor Relations/Presentations page at www.stepan.com. The Company will hold its third quarter conference call to discuss the financial and operational performance highlights on the same day at 11a.m. ET (10a.m. CT). The...

2014-09-24 08:33:54

World's First Smartwatch for Kids a Standout in Retailer's Annual Picks CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech(®) (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental, stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced its Kidizoom® Smartwatch, the world's first smartwatch for kids that includes engaging features such as a built-in camera, video and fun photo effects, was named to Kmart's Fab 15 list of must-have holiday toys. The...

2014-09-18 12:29:54

No Appointment Necessary and Members Receive a Kmart Gift Card with Flu Vaccination* HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart Pharmacy makes it easy for customers and Shop Your Way members to stay healthy this flu season by conveniently offering flu shots in stores for as low as $24.99. Shop Your Way members who receive their vaccination can also get a $5 Kmart gift card with coupon* available in select circulars and online at KmartPharmacy.com/flu. According to...

2014-09-17 12:24:30

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart gives customers and Shop Your Way members the opportunity to "Get In and Get More" - more Adam Levine, that is. For the first time, Kmart announced an exclusive gift of a free download of Maroon 5's No. 1 album V with purchase of $30 or more from the Adam Levine Collection available in stores and online at kmart.com/adamlevine. "We're taking our popular celebrity brand relationship to a whole new level with this exclusive...

2014-09-16 12:20:43

Shop Your Way® Members can now Pick Up, Return, Exchange from a Vehicle for Free - in Less than Five Minutes, Guaranteed HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears, a leading integrated retailer focused on making shopping easier for Shop Your Way members and customers, announced it has added returns and exchanges to its popular In-Vehicle Pickup service. The new integrated retail service, powered by the Shop Your Way mobile app, lets members pick up, return or exchange their...

2014-09-15 12:28:08

Shop Your Way® members get five percent back in points with each donation HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart, the all-time leading St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) St. Jude Thanks and Giving(®) fundraising partner, has kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign, continuing a holiday giving tradition that last year resulted in donations totaling $21.9 million - the single largest corporate partner contribution ever to the hospital. "Kmart associates, Shop Your...

2014-08-25 12:28:53

Members Can Access Big Brands, Latest Styles, and Exclusive Content from Teen Influencers HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a new kid on the block this school year: ShopYourWay.com. What began as a rewards program with tens of millions of members has expanded into a comprehensive shopping destination and a unique social shopping experience. "Social shopping enables an entirely new level of involvement and experience as peers can save, share and talk about...

2014-08-18 12:31:33

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that it expects to release its financial results for the Company's fiscal 2014 second quarter before the market opens on Thursday, August 21, 2014, and simultaneously post a pre-recorded conference call and audio webcast on its corporate website. It will feature prepared remarks from Edward S. Lampert, chairman and chief executive officer, and Robert A. Schriesheim, executive vice...

2014-08-15 08:20:48

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, announced today that it received the 2014 Partners in Transformation Award from Sears Holdings. "Hub Group has been a proud transportation provider for Sears Holdings since 1990," said David P. Yeager, Chairman and CEO of Hub Group. "It is an honor to receive this award and it has been a pleasure to watch our relationship grow steadily...


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Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.