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Microsoft has joined a growing list of big U.S. companies jumping onto a White House initiative to close the gap between salaries paid to men and women. The company was among 29 new signers of the Equal Pay Pledge announced on Friday, which commits companies to conduct annual analyses of pay by gender and occupation and review hiring and promotion practices. Seattle's Amazon.com and Bellevue-based Expedia were among the initial signers when the program was announced in..."/>
Microsoft adds name to U.S. list of firms pledged to gender pay equality [The Seattle Times]
Under Armour in Mt. Juliet, discussed various facets of the company at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce's Lunch and Learn meeting Thursday. Wanner previously worked for Nike, Amazon and Walmart."/>
Wanner discusses Under Armour at chamber meeting [The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn.]
Comcast said. "Our heart goes out to those impacted by the earthquake in Italy," the company said. It applies to all calls made to Italy through September 25 and includes both landline and mobile destinations."/>
BRIEF: Comcast offers free calls to Italy [Asbury Park Press, N.J.]
McDonald's peach smoothie lately, you can thank a central San Joaquin Valley farmer. The Smittcamp family, operators of several food businesses, including Wawona Frozen Foods and Wawona Packing, is supplying the major fast food chain with peaches for their line of summer smoothies. The fruit smoothies promotion was launched earlier this summer."/>
BRIEF: Wawona supplying peaches for McDonald's smoothies [The Fresno Bee]
Dick's Sporting Goods. Customers who don't want Dick's to keep any personal information they gave Sports Authority do have a way to opt out, the bankrupt Colorado-based retailer said in an email to customers. Dick's will delete customers' information if they visit www.SAPrivacyTransferNotice.com or call 836-1708 with a notification..."/>
BRIEF: Sports Authority customer data sold to Dick's, but customers can opt out [Chicago Tribune]
Collectors Universe, Inc., a leading provider of value-added authentication and grading services to dealers and collectors of high-value collectibles, will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 financial results on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 after market close.. Collectors Universe will host a conference call to discuss the results on August 30, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern/1: 30 p.m. Interested parties may participate in the conference..."/>
Collectors Universe to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results on August 30, 2016
Starbucks with a treat receipt. Also, Publix is offering a coupon for $10 off gas cards, which will come in handy for Labor Day road trips."/>
Freebie Friday: Free eats at Smashburger and Dairy Queen, cheap cold drinks at Starbucks [Sun Sentinel]
Springetts Red Lobster reopening [The York Dispatch, Pa.]

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