Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gov’t charges Bank of America with discrimination( Joshua James)

February 27, 2012 (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development charged Bank of America Corp. on Monday with discriminating against three disabled borrowers in Michigan and Wisconsin. The nation’s biggest bank is accused of violating the federal … Continue reading

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Apple is worth more than Poland (Kayla T)

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Apple’s stock market value topped the $500 billion mark in early trading Wednesday, another record high for what was already the world’s most valuable company. The half-trillion dollar valuation puts Apple in some extremely exclusive territory, … Continue reading

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Peugeot Plans to Raise $1.34 Billion (Posted by Jaleesa Smith)

French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën SA plans to raise about €1 billion, or $1.34 billion, in connection with an alliance it is negotiating with General Motors Co. that the companies hope will lift their unprofitable European operations, a person … Continue reading

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Republic Windows, redux? Workers occupy Goose Island plant (Tiffany)

A group of about 65 workers who occupied a Goose Island window factory in 2008 have once again locked themselves inside the plant in a desperate move to save their jobs. California-based Serious Energy said Thursday it is closing the … Continue reading

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Leap day neither boom nor bust for business Feb. 29 may help salespeople meet monthly goals, but little impact overall (Emily Tam)

By Alexandra Chachkevitch, Chicago Tribune reporter February 27, 2012   Metra commuters can get an extra day of rides on their February pass this year. Apartment dwellers receive an added day for their month’s rent. And auto sellers have an extra … Continue reading

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Appleton proposes plan to cut 330 jobs (Emily Tam)

Updated: Friday, 24 Feb 2012, 12:20 AM EST Published : Thursday, 23 Feb 2012, 3:45 PM EST WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Appleton Paper announced Feb. 23, a tentative agreement that may result in the company ceasing paper production at … Continue reading

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Bringing Employees Into the Conversation (Victoria Swaney)

By ADRIANA GARDELLA During the most recent meeting of our business group, we discussed the power of huddles — short, daily meetings that help keep everyone in the loop. Most of that conversation focused on preventing and resolving problems. But … Continue reading

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