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Lower GPAs and Higher Graduation rates when Parents help pay for College

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:05:00 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that students who got financial help from their parents when attending college were more likely to graduate, but with lower grade point averages (GPAs). The study results will be published in the February issue of the American Sociological Review.

Laura T. Hamilton, a sociology professor at the University of California, Merced, studied what impact financial assistance from parents had on students’ grades and graduation rates. The good news is that parents who supported their child financially in college were best at avoiding serious academic trouble. However, at the same time earning good grades also diminished.

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CareerBuilder predicts where the Jobs will be in 2013

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:32:45 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) – As the economy continues to recover, more jobs will become available, according to research published by nation’s largest employment website. CareerBuilder released their 2013 U.S. annual hiring forecast and they detail where the jobs will be this year. They expect hiring manages to employ slightly more full-time permanent employees in 2013 – 26 percent of the total number employed compared to 23 percent in 2012.

CareerBuilder hired Harris Interactive to survey 2,600 hiring managers and 3,900 workers over several industries and company sizes. The survey was conducted between November 1 and November 30, 2012.

Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained that over 60 percent of the responding employers said that they were in a better financial position than they were last year; forty percent reported increased sales over the last six months.

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Having too many Facebook Friends can be Stressful

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:30:08 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Having bundles of friends on Facebook may sound cool, but a new report suggests that the more social the person is online the more stressful social media becomes. The report from the University of Edinburgh Business School found that adding employers, parents, and more groups of people into their Facebook friends circle, the more likely a person will be stressed from the activity.

The stress factor comes out when the user is sharing their life on Facebook that might not be acceptable to some of their online social circles. Usually this behavior involved swearing, being reckless, drinking, or smoking.

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Heart attack risk goes up when income goes down

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:35:21 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Being unemployed can increase the risk for having an acute myocardial infarction, which is commonly known as a heart attack. The risk is increased if the person is unemployed, suffered multiple job losses, and has short times without work. The study results were published in the JAMA Network publication, Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine.

The stress of losing a job is evident for many adults in the United States. The researchers wanted to see if there was a relationship between job loss and an increased risk for heart attacks.

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Hostess Brands closing down Operations

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:31:42 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Hostess Brands Inc. announced that they would be seeking approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to close their business and liquidate their assets. The liquidation would involve selling off their iconic brands and facilities. The company announced that the bakery operations at the various plants will stop. However, the company will continue to operate Hostess Brand retail stores for several days after November 16, 2012 to sell products that have already been baked.

Only four days earlier, on November 12, Hostess Brands closed three plants because of a nationwide strike initiated by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). The company warned workers that if they did not return to normal production by 5 p.m. EST on November 15, that they would be forced to liquidate their business. On the night of November 15, the company decided that not enough of their employees returned to work.

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Hostess announces Three Bakeries Closing Permanently due to Strike

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 01:35:40 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Hostess Brands Inc. announced today that they would be closing three bakery locations permanently because of the strike that started on November 9, 2012. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (Bakers Union) initiated the nationwide strike. Hostess was unable to make and deliver their products at these locations because of the strike. However, the majority of Hostess plants continue to operate and the strike would not affect customer delivery of their baked goods.

Hostess Brands CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in a statement today that 627 employees at the three locations will lose their jobs. He explained that the company warned that there could be facility closures from work stoppage. He warns that if the strike hurts their business enough, they would have to close the entire company.

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PayPal to Layoff 325 Employees

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 03:05:47 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - EBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) announced layoffs of 325 employees from their PayPal business. This is part of eBay’s planned fourth quarter pretax restructuring. Paypal will also be ending around 120 contracts globally.

The 325 employees were notified today of the elimination of their jobs, the majority of which were in the product and technology department. The PayPal business is being consolidated from nine product groups into a single group. EBay said that reorganizing PayPal will help to improve the product development process.

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Goodyear announces goal of Hiring 1,000 Veterans over next Three Years

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:58:14 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Steve McClellan, President of Goodyear’s North American tire unit, announced the goal of hiring 1,000 veterans at their company over the next three years. The announcement was made on July 27,2012 at an event held in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear is collaborating with the United States Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program.

McClellan explained that Goodyear products have long played a part with the US military. In World War I, Goodyear was manufacturing military tires. Today, Goodyear still works with the military as a supplier. The company also supports the troops via charitable contributions with the ‘Goodyear Gives Back’ program. Goodyear is also committed to supporting employees who are enlisted in the National Guard and Reserve.

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Verizon IT Help Desk to be serviced with Best Buy’s Geek Squad Agents

Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:29:36 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Small and medium sized businesses may not have the ability to provide for an in-house IT person to deal with technology maintenance and support issues. Verizon created the IT Help Desk to solve this problem. They have signed on Best Buy’s Geek Squad to provide the services to these companies.

The Geek Squad Agents would be available to business customers at all hours to help in installing new equipment as well as offering trouble-shooting and other end-user problems when they come up. This could include tuning up the computers with the latest security patches, or configuring tablets to work within the company’s network.

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Starbucks to operate Manufacturing Facility in Augusta, Georgia

Sun, 15 Jul 2012 05:32:37 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 13 to begin construction of their first company-owned manufacturing plant in Augusta, Georgia. The plant is expected to cost $172 million to build, and the company will create 140 jobs once the facility is up and running.

The new jobs will require around 75 percent of the workforce to be skilled processing workers. This includes maintenance and engineering technicians, along with roasting operators, soluble process operators, and packaging operators. The management and administrative staff will make up the rest of the jobs.

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Walmart in Hesperia to open in September

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 05:32:25 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Walmart will be opening their new location in Hesperia in September. To prepare for the opening, Walmart is currently starting to interview people that are interested in working for the company. They are offering both full and part-time positions.

The company has opened a temporary hiring center at 16876 Main St., Suite E, in Hesperia, to take job applications from prospective employees. The temporary hiring location is open Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. Additionally, job seekers can apply online at http://www.careers.walmart.com if they do not want to go down in person to apply.

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Airbus to open Manufacturing Plant in Alabama

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:22:13 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Airbus announced today that they would be creating a manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama at the Brookley Aeroplex. This is the first production facility that Airbus is establishing in the United States. The plant will be assembling the A319, A320, and A321 airplanes.

The construction of the assembly plant is planned to break ground in the summer of 2013. The plant is expected to be in operation starting in 2015. The first airplane deliveries should begin around 2016. By 2018, it is expected to reach capacity of manufacturing between 40 and 50 airplanes yearly.

Fabrice Bregier, Airbus President & CEO, said at the announcement today in Mobile, that over the next 20 years, the projected demand is expected to be around 4,600 airplanes. The US is the largest market for single-aisle aircraft in the world.

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The US Postal Service announce First Phase of Facility Consolidations to start this August

Fri, 18 May 2012 04:29:16 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Postal Service announced that they would move ahead with a modified plan to consolidate 461 mail-processing locations over a 9-month period. The consolidation is expected to reduce $1.2 billion in costs.

During the first-phase of the consolidation, there will be 140 consolidations that will go on through February of 2013. The consolidating will commence start in August with 48 locations that mostly handle transferring mail processing from smaller to larger locations. Then there is no planned consolidation between September and December 2012 because they are anticipating larger mail volume because of the elections and high priority mail volume during the holidays. The consolidations will start again in the early part of 2013. The Postal Service will start notifying around 5,000 employees starting next week if they are affected from the consolidations that will happen this summer.

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Best Buy announces 42 more Store Closures

Sun, 15 Apr 2012 22:08:46 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) announced that they would be closing 42 store locations bringing the total closures to 50 by the end of the year. The majority of the store closures will occur on May 12, 2012, while three will remain open until late summer.

Previously, Best Buy has closed one store in Kansas City, Missouri, and another one in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also had announced five Twin Cities store closures, and another one in San Antonio, Texas before this announcement of the additional 42 store locations closing.

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GM begins construction on Stamping Facility in Arlington Texas

Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:16:13 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) will be building a $200 million stamping factory in Arlington, Texas. The company broke ground for the project on April 13, 2012. It should be operational in 2013. The new facility could employee 180 new workers at the GM manufacturing complex.

The stamping facility will help to manufacture the full-size SUVs that are assembled at GM Arlington. The stamping of doors, hoods, and side panels at the new facility is planned to save GM around $40 million a year in logistics costs.

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County of San Bernardino launches online eProcurement System for Vendors

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 03:04:17 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The County of San Bernardino announced the launch of an online eProcurement system for vendors to bid for business with the government offices. The newly available system is called the online Electronic Procurment Network System, or ePro for short.

The County acquisitions process is anticipated to be faster, more efficient, and offer better cost savings than previous methods.

Laurie Rozko, the County’s Director of Purchasing said in a statement, "Implementation of the ePro system will provide a faster and more efficient platform from which to manage purchasing countywide while reducing costs for both the county and suppliers."

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T-Mobile to eliminate 1,900 Call Center Jobs

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 05:15:12 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the consolidation of call centers, which will displace 3,300 employees and will eliminate 1,900 jobs. The company said that they would close seven of their call center locations by the end of June.

Philipp Humm, CEO, and President of T-Mobile, said in a statement that they were shrinking their call centers to improve efficiency and to “invest for growth.”

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Two HUD Grant Programs offer $95 Million in Funding Opportunities

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 02:05:11 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of $95 million in funds for two grant programs aimed at helping people who receive HUD rental assistance. One grant helps finance job training and education to help them get better paying jobs. The other grant program is designed to help keep senior citizens or disabled people in their home.

The grant programs are called the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV-FSS) and the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Program-Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC).

Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV-FSS) has a deadline to apply by April 24, 2012. This grant program has allocated $60 million for funding education and job training to help Section 8 renters an opportunity to increase their income.

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Hostess announces Chapter 11 Bankruptcy for Reorganization

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:22:00 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Hostess Brands, Inc. announced today that they have filed petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for reorganization. This was a voluntary action by the company and its five subsidiaries.

Hostess was able to get $75 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing, however, this is subject to court approval.

The company announced that they plan to continue operating their bakeries, outlets stores, and distribution centers as usual during the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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Store Closings announced for 80 Sears and Kmart Locations

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:16:26 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) announced 80 of the 100 – 120 Sears and Kmart stores that are going to be closed. The company did not specify the date they will close each store at this time.

Each store has around 40 – 80 employees, and this could vary depending on the location. The amount of jobs lost from this downsizing could be anywhere between 4,000 and 9,600 positions.

The store closures announced are in 25 states throughout the continental US. The states involved with the 80-store closings are: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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