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2014-07-21 23:04:56

With the holidays five months away, now is the time to take action and avoid holiday debt. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The 2014 holiday season is a short five months away, yet many are financially unprepared to begin shopping. In recent years, Americans spent an average of $800 on holiday-related expenses. That’s more than a week’s wages for many workers, and in spite of the fact that the December holidays are an annual event, people routinely neglect planning for them and...

2014-07-21 23:00:42

Agreement preserves worker benefits, increases wages, aligns employee benefit costs with employer contributions, and creates organizing principles at ambulatory care centers. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York (“League”) and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East (“1199SEIU”) today announced a new tentative four-year collective bargaining agreement that addresses critical issues facing healthcare providers and their...

2014-07-21 16:24:40

Goo Goo Cluster to present the Music City Cookoff NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Food Championships announced today the first-ever Super Regional qualifying competition will take place in Nashville, Tenn. On Sept. 5-6, the Music City Cookoff, presented by Goo Goo Cluster®, will bring cooks and chefs to the Taste of Tennessee Festival at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds to battle it out on Kenmore® Brand appliances where 10 competitors will earn their way...

2014-07-21 16:22:39

Top five organizations received $25,000 to get more kids outside ALAMEDA, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After tallying more than 25,000 votes from Facebook fans, The North Face today announced the final winners of the 2014 Explore Fund grants of up to $25,000. Earlier this summer, The North Face Explore Fund awarded $5,000 to 15 projects dedicated to getting more youth outside and connected to nature as part of its annual $250,000 grant program. In addition to this $75,000 commitment,...

2014-07-21 16:21:01

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) declared a 4% increase in the quarterly cash dividend to $0.13 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on September 16, 2014 to shareholders of record on September 2, 2014. BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 19...

2014-07-21 12:31:05

Customers Can Now Enjoy DVR Recordings on iOS and Android Smartphones and Tablets at Home and Download Recorded Programming for Use On-The-Go ATLANTA, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast announced today that it launched X1 DVR with cloud technology and live in-home streaming across greater Atlanta. New X1 customers in Atlanta will be the first in Comcast's southern region to have access to the new technology. While in the home, customers will be able to watch their DVR recordings...

2014-07-21 12:30:37

Global FinTech Leader to Acquire Mortgage Loan Origination Software Provider LUXEMBOURG, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. ("Altisource" and NASDAQ: ASPS), a premier marketplace and transaction solutions provider for the real estate, mortgage and consumer debt industries, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mortgage Builder Software, Inc. ("Mortgage Builder"), a provider of award-winning mortgage loan origination...

2014-07-21 12:29:52

WAYNESBORO, Va., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTELOS Holdings Corp. ("NTELOS") (NASDAQ: NTLS), a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data communications services and home to the "best value in wireless," will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on Monday, July 28, 2014 to discuss its second quarter 2014 financial results. A news release containing these results as well as an accompanying presentation will be issued before the call. To participate, please...

2014-07-21 12:29:10

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most of us could not imagine life without our wireless phones; they are integrated into our daily lives and put convenience and accessibility at our fingertips. Now, Verizon Wireless is introducing a fun new way customers can get even more from their wireless service provider. Verizon Smart Rewards is a unique program that offers a wide variety of rewards in exchange for points customers earn for their everyday activities and...

2014-07-21 12:28:26

Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Fourth Class Demo Day and Fifth Class Kickoff Ceremony Held in Beijing BEIJING, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator (MVA) Fourth Class Demo Day took place in Beijing, with 10 startups in the accelerator class demonstrating their achievements in the past six months to venture capital firms, industry experts, partners and media. Microsoft Venture Accelerator also announced the names of the 19 startups selected for its fifth...


Latest Economy of the United States Reference Libraries

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2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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