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2014-08-27 12:20:55

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) today announced the appointment of Richard Kellam as senior vice president, global sales and marketing, effective September 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20050204/GTLOGO Kellam will report to Richard J. Kramer, Goodyear's chairman and chief executive officer, and will be based at the company's global headquarters here. As Goodyear's senior sales and marketing executive, Kellam...

2014-08-27 08:32:59

Cox and Verizon Rank Highest in Business Wireline Customer Satisfaction WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as the network outage performance gap diminishes among major providers in the telecommunications industry, one of the key reasons for businesses to consider switching from their current provider continues to be the need for more reliable network service, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Business Wireline Satisfaction Study(SM) released today....

2014-08-27 08:29:06

70 percent of Americans wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed; 50 percent of Americans prefer DIY solutions when it comes to smart homes MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new smart home study released today by Lowe's found that while Rosie the Robot is the futuristic feature consumers would want most from "The Jetsons," more than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in...

2014-08-27 08:29:04

ATLANTA and LOVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Laschinger and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Steve Smith will speak at the KeyBanc Capital Markets Basic Materials & Packaging Conference on September 10, 2014, in Boston. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/140160 The live webcast can be accessed online at...

2014-08-27 08:28:08

Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. LONDON, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, the NASDAQ Composite ended at 4,570.64, up 0.29%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.17% higher at 17,106.70, and the S&P 500 closed at 2,000.02, up 0.11%. The gains were broad based as seven out of ten sectors ended the session in positive. The S&P 500 Health Care Sector Index ended the day at 735.62, up...

2014-08-27 08:27:06

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX) today announced that COO and CFO James H. Mackaness is scheduled to make an investor presentation at the Robert W. Baird 2014 Health Care Conference at 2:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 3, in New York City. A live audio webcast of the investor presentation will be available in the Investors section of the IRIDEX website at http://www.iridex.com/. About IRIDEX IRIDEX Corporation...

2014-08-27 08:24:42

BALTIMORE, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) today announced that Kevin Plank, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, and Brad Dickerson, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Annual Global Retailing Conference being held in New York City on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. ET. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110127/NE37387LOGO To listen to the audio portion of the presentation live, log onto:...

2014-08-27 08:23:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president and chief executive officer, will be presenting at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference in New York on September 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Ghasemi will explain his goals for the company, provide an overview of the company's future strategy, and outline changes in the organization to support the strategy going forward. An audio webcast and...

2014-08-27 08:22:47

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin J. Lyons, Jr., executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), will make a presentation to institutional investors at the Barclays Energy-Power Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The presentation will be available live via an Internet broadcast beginning at 1:45 p.m. ET on Sept. 3, 2014 at Ameren.com by using the appropriate audio link. Slides to be used in connection with this presentation...

2014-08-27 04:20:25

Schofield brings over 20 years of experience to Wood Group and will implement HSSE strategies across the energy services company's global operations HOUSTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Group has appointed Nina Schofield to the position of Group head of health, safety, security and environment (HSSE), with responsibility for developing and implementing HSSE strategies across Wood Group's global operations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/139804 Since beginning...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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