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2014-10-21 16:32:08

Company Reinforces Commitment to Serving Customers and asks for Customer Patience with Inclement Weather Approaching, as it Continues to Mobilize Managers, Non-union Employees and Contractors to Meet Customer Needs PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications today reiterated its commitment to providing high-quality customer service as it implements and ramps up its contingency plans. At the same time, the Company is expressing its concern with activities...

2014-10-21 16:31:06

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google spent $3.94 million lobbying the federal government in the third quarter, off from its record $5.30 million in the previous quarter, but up 17 percent from $3.37 million in the comparable period in 2013, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog. Of 15 tech and communications companies' lobbying spending monitored by Consumer Watchdog only...

2014-10-21 16:29:44

WATERBURY, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Buckaplan is like using Amazon.com or 1-800-Flowers. Just log on to one website, upload files and amazingly plans are in our office the very next day!" Those are just some of the positive comments being heard by the creator of Buckaplan.com, the only known service in the entire United State that offers copying blueprint plans for just $1/page/plan. "Buckaplan is radically innovating how our printing services are meeting the...

2014-10-21 16:23:24

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company today announced the election of Larry D. Thompson to its board of directors, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Thompson is the executive vice president of government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary of PepsiCo, Inc. until his retirement, effective at the end of the year. He previously served on the Southern Company board of directors from 2010 to 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153489 "Larry is a...

2014-10-21 16:20:50

DUBLIN, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bkzwfh/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Aerial Work Platform Truck Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bkzwfh/global_and ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global and Chinese Aerial Work Platform Truck Industry Report...

2014-10-21 12:34:22

Investment of more than $1 billion will sustain thousands of Puget Sound jobs EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, Wash., campus. Permitting for the new 1-million-square-foot facility was completed approximately seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction. Boeing is investing more than $1 billion in the Everett site for construction...

2014-10-21 12:29:47

Premier specialty sporting goods retailer offers night-friendly workout products to help athletes stay safe as the days get shorter LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The end of Daylight Saving Time begins on Nov. 2 and with the sun setting earlier, Sport Chalet offers a variety of gear to assist athletes with their after-dark workouts. The premier specialty sporting goods retailer aims to keep athletes safe in the upcoming winter evenings without compromising their workout regimens....

2014-10-21 12:28:15

Stellar cast includes Amy Sedaris as well as Greta Lee from HBO's Girls SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global media and technology company POPSUGAR is launching its first scripted comedy, Seriously Distracted. The eight-episode first season premieres on Oct. 21 with fruitwater® (a great-tasting, naturally fruit-flavored, zero-calorie sparkling water beverage) on board as the exclusive brand sponsor. Seriously Distracted is a collaboration between POPSUGAR Studios, a...

2014-10-21 12:25:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of American Electric Power Co. (NYSE: AEP) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 53 cents a share on the company's common stock, increasing the dividend 6 percent from the previous 50 cents a share. AEP last increased its dividend in October 2013. The dividend is payable Dec. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Nov. 10, 2014. AEP has paid a cash dividend on its common stock every quarter since...

2014-10-21 12:24:38

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 3rd quarter 2014 results on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time (8 a.m. Central Time). This call is being webcast by NASDAQ OMX and can be accessed at OGE Energy's website at www.oge.com. The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson Reuters StreetEvents Network. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson Reuters StreetEvents...


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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin