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For some, flex work beats 9 to 5 [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
Sears and his mother was a flight attendant for Braniff Airways. Infante said he always liked being a healer, often patching up cuts for brothers and cousins."/>
Dentist thrives in his 50s [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
Prayut orders rubber upgrade [Bangkok Post, Thailand]
General Mills Inc., one of the nation's biggest advertisers, is pressuring ad agencies to hire more women and people of color by imposing a diversity benchmark as it reviews the firms that handle its $700 million in annual marketing. The Golden Valley-based foodmaker wants the creative departments in agencies bidding for its business to be staffed at least half by women and 20 percent by people of color. It's unclear whether the diversity goal narrowed the list of firms..."/>
General Mills pressures ad agencies to hire more women, minorities, in creative positions [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. Goenka replaces Uday Shankar, the chief executive officer at Star India, at the helm of the IBF."/>
Punit Goenka named Indian Broadcasting Foundation president [Mint, New Delhi]
DLF Ltd, India's largest real estate developer, has sold seven screens at two of its theatres to Cinepolis India for Rs.63.7 crore, completing its exit from the movie exhibition business after PVR Ltd acquired a majority of its multiplexes. The transaction, entered into by subsidiary DLF Utilities Ltd, includes six screens at its DT Saket multiplex and one at DT Savitri, a single-screen theatre at Greater Kailash-II in Delhi, DLF said in a filing to BSE on Friday."/>
DLF exits cinema business in Rs64 crore deal [Mint, New Delhi]
Microsoft's lawsuit against the U.S. government that contends a procedure used by federal investigators to collect digital data is unconstitutional. Amazon.com, Google, Apple, Box, LinkedIn and other tech giants banded together to support Microsoft, saying law enforcement must notify people and organizations..."/>
Long list of groups backs Microsoft in case involving digital-data privacy [The Seattle Times]
Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has decided to meld its online and brick-and-mortar operations,..."/>
Bon-Ton launches buy online, pick up in-store service [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Dover Motorsports announced last week it had agreed to sell the Nashville Superspeedway to Panattoni Development Co., an international commercial real estate development company that specializes in industrial, office and build-to-suit projects. Under the terms of the agreement, Dover..."/>
Economic board talks speedway sale [The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn.]
Universal Forest Products is acquiring idX Corp., an Earth City-based manufacturer of custom furniture and fixtures for retailers, restaurants and hotels, for $162.5 million. Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Universal Forest Products is paying $68 million to acquire idX's stock in addition to paying $94.5 million to retire idX's debt and other financial obligations, the company said in a regulatory filing. The acquisition is slated to close by the end of the third quarter...."/>
Michigan company buying Earth City-based idX [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Liberty Tax franchises, the tax-service chain told analysts Friday morning that it spent more on compliance, severance and operations in its first quarter and borrowed more money from its revolving line of credit. The Virginia Beach-based chain lost $9.4 million in its first quarter, or 73 cents per share, compared with $8.5 million or 67 cents per share last year."/>
Liberty Tax lost $9.4 million in first quarter, takes over more franchises [The Virginian-Pilot]

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