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2011-09-05 11:52:39

The Great Recession and ensuing job crisis continue to take a toll on union membership, according to UCLA's annual report on organized labor. From July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, unionization rates remained essentially flat in Los Angeles but fell close to a percentage point in California and tumbled to historic lows nationwide, researchers from the university's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) found. "The trend is bad for unions, it's bad for workers and, because...

2011-08-05 07:30:00

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN), announced that its Projects Division was awarded a new manufacturing and simulator development contract valued at approximately $1.75 million. The customer is a leading integrator with whom DSIT enjoys a long and mutually beneficial business relationship. Work on the project has already begun and is expected to be completed in the middle of 2012. The customer has...

2011-07-27 09:42:00

SHREWSBURY, N.J., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its July issue, Financial Advisor magazine released its sixth annual RIA survey, the most comprehensive survey of RIA firms conducted by any periodical. The 2011 survey, which is based on firms' assets at the end of 2010, found that the RIA business is rebounding from the 2008-2009 recession, with many firms eclipsing their pre-recession highs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/NY68100LOGO ) On a collective basis, the 454...

2011-06-10 00:00:29

Primatics Financial hosted a Regional Financial Industry Forum event at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL on May 17, 2011. Bank executives attended to discuss the main challenges and obstacles pertaining to the valuation, loan accounting and tax elements associated with bank M&A activity. (PRWEB) June 09, 2011 Primatics Financial hosted a Regional Financial Industry Forum event at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel in downtown Chicago, IL on May 17, 2011. Bank...

2011-05-19 14:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped to 7.5% in April as the state's economy created nearly 24,000 new jobs. The increase after last month's small job decline continued a trend that has seen the number of jobs in the state increase in nine of the last 14 months, with an overall increase of about 125,000 jobs since the recent job low point set in February 2010. In April, the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was one-and-a-half percentage...

2011-05-04 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan's economy will likely withstand the recent disasters, but it was extremely vulnerable before these events, and cyclical and structural economic forces could still make the recovery path uneven, The Conference Board reports in a new analysis released today. The earthquake on March 11 and the resulting aftershocks and tsunami occurred just as Japan's long weak economic performance was beginning to show some improvement. Given the country's...

2011-04-06 15:17:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership, and Safeway Inc. will rehabilitate homes and community centers in ten cities during the month of April. Safeway partnered with Rebuilding Together as part of Safeway's annual Disabilities Campaign, a fundraiser and awareness campaign that supports organizations that provide important services and outreach to people with disabilities. (Logo:...

2011-02-15 16:00:00

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GLOBAL MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Huawei, a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, and NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the NEXTEL brand in Latin America, announced that Huawei has been selected to provide equipment and related services for new W-CDMA networks for NII subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil. Under...

2011-01-19 23:44:56

The instability of large, complex societies is a predictable phenomenon, according to a new mathematical model that explores the emergence of early human societies via warfare. Capturing hundreds of years of human history, the model reveals the dynamical nature of societies, which can be difficult to uncover in archaeological data. The research, led Sergey Gavrilets, associate director for scientific activities at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and a...

2010-12-30 16:52:00

Survey findings indicate slim hiring in 2011 CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though the economy continues to inch its way out of the depths of the Great Recession, its slow but steady rise remains insufficient to lift hiring levels at U.S. businesses, according to the latest Turnaround Management Association survey. TMA members responding to the annual Trend Watch forecast see a brighter economic picture clouded by uncertainty from a commercial real estate industry...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'