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2014-09-16 12:35:28

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fran Shammo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), will speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday, Sept. 17. His presentation will be webcast beginning at approximately 11 a.m. Eastern time and can be accessed on Verizon's Investor Relations website,...

2014-09-16 12:34:58

Greatland combines Winfiler, speedEfiler.com and FileTaxes.com to create single comprehensive solution for range of users GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greatland, one of the country's leading providers of W-2 and 1099 products for business, announced today that it has launched Yearli, a comprehensive new W-2 and 1099 reporting software and online filing platform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146402 Yearli was created entirely by Greatland to be a complete...

2014-09-16 12:31:08

PHOENIX, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACE Cash Express stores in Arizona and New Mexico raised $12,015 to help change the lives of children facing adversity in their communities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146422 During ACE's annual Give a Little Campaign fundraiser, employees made donations to four local chapters of Big Brothers Big Sisters and also participated in volunteer events. "Community service is a big part of ACE's culture," said Vianney Avendano,...

2014-09-16 12:26:12

-- Discovery Earns Spot on Top 10 List for 2014 -- NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Working Mother magazine today named Discovery Communications, for the 15(th) consecutive year, as one of Working Mother 100 Best Companies for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and corporate culture that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and advancement of women. Companies are also measured on access to and...

2014-09-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from...

2014-09-16 12:23:28

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corp. - PennWell announced today the co-location of The LED Show with Strategies in Light February 24-26, 2015 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The decision to co-locate these two events was made to offer face-to-face business and networking solutions to LED manufacturers, OEM's and component makers, lighting designers, specifiers and illumination professionals to network and share best practices all under...

2014-09-16 12:21:12

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. ("TRW" or the "Company") (NYSE: TRW) concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law related to the Company's efforts to sell the Company to ZF Friedrichshafen AG in a transaction valued at approximately $13.5 billion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121112/MM11729LOGO If you own shares...

2014-09-16 08:38:48

Overstock Apps Make Mobile Shopping Fun and Easy SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock's (NASDAQ: OSTK) Android app boasts a 4+ out of 5 user rating, includes Google Wallet checkout, allowing shoppers to check out quickly with the press of a button, and alerts shoppers to daily flash sales. The App's user-friendly functionality has earned it the top ranking in the Google Play Store's Editors' Choice. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146277 "More than...

2014-09-16 08:35:25

BEAVERTON, Ore., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Brandefined is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Oregonian's Top Workplaces. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146336 Brandefined began with a mission to provide superior marketing services to small businesses. They opened with two employees and big expectations. Within a few months, it became clear that their company's philosophy was embraced by other small business owners, as they...

2014-09-16 08:26:26

Live musical event to hit Napa with all proceeds benefitting music education NAPA, Calif., Sept, 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 18(th) multi-platinum rock band BUSH will give a special acoustic performance at VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Noteworthy benefit concert at William Hill Estate Winery. The evening will feature an intimate performance in the vineyard to raise money and awareness for music education programs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140915/146201...


Latest Economy of the United States Reference Libraries

Cartercar 1912
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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'