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Starbucks plans to open a store in White Center next year as part of the company's nationwide initiative supporting economic development in low- to medium-income communities. The stores provide a job-skills training program for youths-- with an emphasis on connecting 16- to-24-year-olds, who are out of work and school, to jobs. The initiative also involves investments in local minority-owned contractors and suppliers, according to the company."/>
Starbucks to open White Center store, provide youth job training [The Seattle Times]
Microsoft's new business sales chief, says the company stumbled by trying to sell its web-based tools as if they were just another piece of out-of-the-box software. "It was a flawed strategy to try to sell Azure like,' Do you want fries with that? ' "Althoff said in an interview, referring to the company's on-demand processing power and data storage."/>
Microsoft retools sales operation as Azure takes central role [The Seattle Times]
Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced its partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc ® on September 28, 2016.. Starting October 1 st, Kona Grill is going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and has partnered with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc ®, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to saving lives by providing underserved women free mammograms, early detection services and breast cancer..."/>
Kona Grill Partners with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc®
IC Group A/S has held its Annual General Meeting with the following resolutions being passed:. The Annual Report for the period 1 July 2015- 30 June 2016 was approved by the shareholders and the proposal to pay a dividend of DKK 5.00 per eligible share was adopted. Henrik Heideby, Anders Colding Friis, Niels Martinsen, Annette Brøndholt Sørensen and Michael Hauge Sørensen were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Peter Thorsen was elected as new member of the Board of..."/>
Decisions of Annual General Meeting of IC Group A/S held on 28 September 2016
Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’ s, Carson’ s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’ s and Younkers stores is seeking to hire 13,000 associates for all its store locations to service customers during the busy holiday season. The company is also hiring 500 additional associates for all of its distribution centers and its e-commerce fulfillment center.. Interested applicants who enjoy a fun and fast paced environment can apply..."/>
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. to Hire 13,000 Associates for the Holiday Season
Standard Chartered bribed government officials in Indonesia. The alleged payments by Maxpower Group between 2012 and 2015 were intended to help it win work."/>
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Hilton Worldwide’ s mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand, is celebrating National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28 by extending warm hospitality and showcasing that getting to know a stranger can be filled with the pleasantly unexpected."/>
Spreading Good Fortune, Home2 Suites by Hilton Releases Latest “Fresh New Way” Video on National Good Neighbor Day
Tuesday Morning Corporation, a leading off-price, high-end retailer with nearly 750 stores across the United States specializing in deeply discounted, unique and famous-maker home accessories, linens, housewares, seasonal goods and gifts, celebrated the expansion and improvement of its location in Northport's Northpoint Plaza on Friday, September 16.. Tuesday Morning CEO Steve Becker and Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon were on hand for a..."/>
Tuesday Morning Celebrates Expanded Tuscaloosa-Area Location With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Pier 1 Imports has adopted a "poison pill" plan designed to discourage a takeover. The shareholder rights plan, announced late Tuesday, gives current shareholders the right to buy shares of junior preferred stock with voting privileges if any person or group acquires 10 percent of the company's common stock. The manuever would make a takeover of the retailer more costly."/>
Pier 1 Imports adopts 'poison pill' to discourage a takeover [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
Time Inc., one of the world’ s leading media companies, and JASH, an award-winning content shop, digital network and comedy community, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160928005872/en/."/>
Time Inc. and JASH Announce Strategic Partnership
Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks like STARZ Network, Cine Sony Television, Viendomovies, Music..."/>
Comcast Launches On Demand Movie Event: Xfinity FreePass Latino
Vuzix ® Corporation, a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce that it has begun shipping initial DVT units of the M300 Smart Glasses to select enterprise customers and VIP developers. DVT M300s are affectively production M300 Smart Glasses going through final certification. This is the final step on the path to..."/>
Vuzix Commences Shipments of Smart Glasses to Select Enterprise Customers for Final Design Validation
TEGNA Inc. will partner with the Arby’ s Foundation and Points of Light for Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 22. Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. In their inaugural year of the partnership, the Arby’ s Foundation will provide support for Make A Difference Day projects across the country."/>
TEGNA Partners with Arby’s Foundation, Points of Light for Make A Difference Day on October 22
Circa launches VR 360 content and ad platform

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