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Microsoft's latest video-gaming gadgets or take the latest Windows personal computers for a test drive. Across the street, and 22 stories up, Microsoft's business customers are about to get their own shopping experience. The Redmond company on Wednesday is set to open a Microsoft Technology Center in Bellevue, a location that joins 40 other sales-focused facilities that Microsoft operates from..."/>
Microsoft opens special showroom for business clients [The Seattle Times]
Marine Products Inc. said it will shut down its Brusly plant beginning on Halloween, a move that will put 288 employees out of work after it announced then reversed a similar layoff. Two other companies also announced layoffs Tuesday: Bradken's Amite foundry and ProActive Technologies Inc., which lost a military contract in northwest Louisiana. According to a notice filed Aug. 31 with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Trinity said all barge production and..."/>
Trinity Marine announces 288-job shut down at Brusly plant [The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.]
Kingfisher Airlines Ltd had sent a demand notice to take possession of this..."/>
Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher Villa in Goa up for grabs on 19 October [Mint, New Delhi]
M and A Navigator: Deal pipeline –14 September
Boeing unveils new T-X trainer [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
ManpowerGroup. The percentage of local employers planning to hire additional staff in the October-to-December quarter exceeds those planning reductions by 17 percentage points, with 25..."/>
Colorado Springs hiring outlook brightens for fourth quarter [The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)]
Kennametal Inc. will rely on cost cutting to improve profitability next year amid flat sales growth, as the struggles of its oil and gas customers continue to weigh on revenue. The Downtown-based toolmaker is not expecting any bump in sales next year but has forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.10 to $1.40 in FY17, compared with $1.11 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, executives said at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago on Tuesday."/>
Kennametal expects flat sales next year, hopes to boost profits through cost-cutting [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
NV5 Global Inc., a Florida-based engineering and consulting firm, has acquired Weir Environmental LLC, a New Orleans-based emergency remediation and environmental assessment firm. The price was not disclosed. Weir most recently has been involved in the ongoing cleanup and restoration efforts throughout Louisiana due to the recent floods."/>
BRIEF: Weir Environmental bought by publicly traded Florida firm [The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.]
SolarCity, the Bureau of Consumer Protection, NV Energy and Public Utilities Commission Staff to grandfather solar customers in Nevada, Jon Wellinghoff, former Consumer Advocate for the State of Nevada and current SolarCity Chief Policy Officer, issued the following statement:. "This agreement is a victory not only for 32,000 solar customers in Nevada, but also for all Americans who..."/>
SolarCity Statement on Joint Agreement to Grandfather 32,000 Nevadans Under the Solar Program They Signed Up Under
Copart, Inc. announced today that it will release earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 after the close of market on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.. On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, a conference call will be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results and answer questions regarding the company’ s performance for the quarter ended July 31, 2016.. The call will be webcast live and can be accessed at"/>
Copart, Inc. to Webcast Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results
Heartland Express, Inc. announced today the declaration of a regular quarterly cash dividend. The $0.02 per share dividend will be paid on October 3, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 23, 2016. We currently estimate that a total of approximately $1.7 million will be paid on the Company's 83.3 million shares of common stock."/>
Heartland Express, Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Essex Rental Corp. today announced the results of its Annual Meeting of Stockholders, and provided an update on the status of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Essex Crane Rental Corp. and Coast Crane Company. The 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was reconvened on September 9, 2016. At the meeting, management's recommended slate of directors was elected as follows: Laurence S. Levy, Nicholas J. Matthews, William W. Fox, Matthew Campbell and Ronald Schumacher."/>
Essex Rental Corp. Annual Meeting Results and Business Update
Frequency Electronics, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Privet Fund LP, Privet Fund Management LLC and Ryan Levenson. Frequency has expanded the size of the Board from seven to eight directors and appointed Mr. Levenson and General Lance Lord to fill the two vacancies on the Board."/>
Frequency Electronics Announces Agreement with Privet Fund and the Addition of Two New Board Members
JetBlue Airways Corp. today announced that Mark Powers, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire from the CFO role effective November 1, 2016. He will remain an advisor to the company for one year. Jim Leddy, JetBlue’ s senior vice president and treasurer, will serve as CFO on an interim basis following Powers’ November retirement, subject to approval of the JetBlue Board of Directors at its regular meeting next week."/>
Mark Powers Retires From JetBlue CFO Role
Meritor, Inc. announced it has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts in Denham Springs, Louisiana, which was hard-hit by devastating flooding in August. The company made the contribution from the Meritor Trust Fund to help Denham Springs area residents recover from the flooding. An estimated 90 percent of homes and businesses were damaged in the southeast Louisiana town of 10,000 people."/>
Meritor Donates $5,000 to the American Red Cross for Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts
United Rentals, Inc., the world’ s largest equipment rental company, today announced the release of its Corporate Responsibility Report for 2015.. The United By Values report provides data about activities related to each one of the company’ s seven core values. Areas of focus include customer satisfaction, employee safety, energy efficiency, local community engagement, organizational diversity, and training and education, among others."/>
United Rentals Issues 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report
VirTra Systems, Inc.,, a leading provider of use of force simulators and firearms training simulators, today announced that the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company, which will be held at the Company’ s corporate offices, 7970 South Kyrene Road, Tempe, Arizona, 85284, on September 16, 2016 at 10:00 A.M., local time, will also be broadcast live via webcast for stockholders who are unable to attend in person. Individuals interested in listening to the..."/>
VirTra Announces Webcast Details of Annual Stockholders Meeting

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