Monthly Archives: May 2011

They’re Hiring!

I found a list of various Fortune 100 employers with at least 350 openings each, totaling more than 96,000 jobs. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. alone is looking for 15,550 positions to be filled. The link contains a write-up on … Continue reading

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Southwest Airlines Closes Acquisition of Air Tran

May 3rd by Steve Hall May 3, 2011 – Southwest Airlines on Monday closed on its purchase of all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the former parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran). Both Southwest Airlines and … Continue reading

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Sure, Americans Want Electric Cars…

There’s a big collision ahead between consumer expectations and reality on electric cars. Americans expect a lot more than the vehicles can possibly deliver on range, charge time and price, and optimistic surveys that lead with squishy numbers aren’t going … Continue reading

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Worker Death Rates Decline,But Not Due To New Saftey Regulations

NEW YORK — The number of workplace-related deaths and injuries decreased slightly in 2009 according to the nation’s largest labor union, but that’s not because of any significant changes in safety regulations. Instead, the loss of jobs due to the … Continue reading

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Chicago Red Cross workers may head south

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. advertisement American Red Cross of Greater Chicago relief workers may head to tornado-ravaged regions following relief efforts in St. Louis and North Carolina. More than 1,600 people fled their homes Wednesday for Red Cross shelters as tornadoes tore … Continue reading

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Starbucks’ Latest Market: Starbucks Haters

Seattle’s Best sticks brand name on middle-market brew By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff Posted May 1, 2011 3:36 PM CDT Starbucks is taking aim at a new demographic: those who avoid the brand at all costs. The chain is promoting … Continue reading

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Sony Playstation Network Down Update

Sony has faced a firestorm of media scrutiny and public judgment since its popular PlayStation Network was compromised almost two weeks ago. While users may still be uncertain about how much of their personal information was stolen, Sony has been … Continue reading

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