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Marriott Vacations Worldwide today announced it has been recognized by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, as a 2016 Aon Best Employer. The Aon Best Employers program measures and recognizes employer excellence worldwide. Marriott Vacations Worldwide has been recognized by the Aon Best Employers program in nine countries, including Australia, Aruba, France, Ireland, Spain, Thailand, the United..."/>
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Recognized as a 2016 Aon Hewitt Best Employer in Nine Countries
Big Lots announced today the launch of its national point-of-sale campaign to support Nationwide Children's Hospital. Building on the success of last year's campaign, which raised $2.2 million dollars, Big Lots will again collect donations to help kids everywhere. Beginning Sept. 29th, Big Lots will offer customers opportunities to donate at its 1,445 store..."/>
Big Lots And Its Customers Rally To Support Nationwide Children's Hospital
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Viacom Inc. today announced that its board of directors has received a letter from National Amusements requesting that it explore a potential combination of Viacom and CBS. The Company noted that National Amusements communicated that it is not willing to accept or support any acquisition of Viacom by a third party or any transaction that would result in National Amusements surrendering its controlling position in Viacom. National Amusements, directly and through..."/>
Viacom Announces Receipt of Letter from National Amusements
Apple, recently fined pounds sterling 12 bn over alleged tax avoidance, or Europe's two biggest stock markets Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange. Over the next four months the EU will examine whether the unwanted..."/>
Daily Mail, London, Alex Brummer column [Daily Mail, London]
American Eagle Outfitters today announced that Bob Madore has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Jay Schottenstein, effective October 28, 2016.. In this role, Bob will oversee all aspects of Finance, Merchandise Planning and Allocation and Investor Relations. Bob joins AEO as a seasoned retail executive with extensive public company financial and operational experience, most recently as..."/>
American Eagle Outfitters Names Bob Madore EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Choice Hotels International, Inc. announced today new parental leave and caretaking benefits, placing it in a leadership position in the lodging industry. "At Choice, we know how difficult it can be to achieve work/life balance and we are committed to providing our valued employees with the support they need. The time we each have to spend with our loved ones is never enough, and I'm proud that our company plans to give us all a little more of it."/>
Choice Hotels Announces Expanded Parental Leave and Caretaking Benefits
Viacom’ s voting stock, today announced that it has asked the boards of CBS and Viacom to consider a potential combination of the companies. A copy of the text of the letter transmitted today to the respective boards is set forth below.. We believe that a combination of CBS and Viacom might offer substantial synergies that would allow the combined company to respond even more aggressively and effectively to..."/>
National Amusements, Inc. Proposes Combination of CBS and Viacom
Enercare Inc., one of Canada's largest home and commercial services and energy solutions companies, has been honoured by HRM Canada, a leading human resources publication, with the Accompass Award for HR Team of the Year. The prize, which is awarded annually to an organization with 500 or more employees in Canada, recognizes Enercare's high..."/>
Enercare honoured for HR excellence with the Accompass Award for HR Team of the Year
BorgWarner supplies its advanced diesel cold-start system with ceramic glow plugs and glow plug control module for SsangYong's new 1.6- liter and 2.2- liter DTX engines. Featuring BorgWarner's fast-heating diesel cold-start technology, the glow plugs help optimize combustion for several vehicles from leading South Korean automaker SsangYong, including the all-new compact Tivoli SUV as well as the Korando and Korando Sport."/>
BorgWarner Equips New Diesel Engines From SsangYong With Ceramic Glow Plugs And Glow Plug Control Modules
DICK'S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer announced today its commitment to extend its support of Team USA and its athletes as the Official Sporting Goods Retail Sponsor through the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The renewed partnership includes a continuation of the Company's in-store employment Contenders Program, which provided flexible..."/>
DICK'S Sporting Goods Extends Team USA Partnership And Employment Program Through 2018 Olympic And Paralympic Winter Games
Staples Canada today released its Q2 sustainability update. Highlights include bullfrogpowering its entire flyer printing operations with 100% renewable electricity, Across Canada, Bullfrog Power's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities."/>
Staples Canada Releases Q2 2016 Sustainability Achievements
Hotel RL Honors National Coffee Day
McDonald's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.94 per share of common stock payable on December 15, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2016. This represents a 6% increase over the Company's previous quarterly dividend and brings the fourth quarter dividend payout to nearly $800 million. McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook..."/>
McDonald's Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend By 6%
SONIC ® Drive-In introduces the new Fiery Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Fiery Cheeseburger to heatseekers everywhere, adding to its menu of bold flavors. Both feature the daring new Fiery Sauce, adding an irresistibly spicy dimension to SONIC’ s famous menu lineup."/>
SONIC Continues to Bring the Heat with Fiery Ultimate Chicken Sandwich, Fiery Cheeseburger
Cinemark Holdings Inc reported on Wednesday that it plans to reward members of its loyalty programme both current and new, of Cinemark Connections. These members will receive a free medium popcorn in all theatres in the US on 30 September. Also, this offer is a free benefit and does not requires redemption of customer's points, the company added."/>
Cinemark plans rewards for members of its Connections loyalty programme
Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Dogus Croatia revealed on Wednesday the plans for the first Hyatt-branded hotel, Hyatt Regency in Zadar, Croatia, which will open in the spring of 2019.. Located at Zadar's landmark Maraska building on the waterfront and within walking distance of the city's Sea Organ, an experimental instrument that plays music through the movement of sea waves, the 130- room Hyatt Regency Zadar Maraska will see travelers visiting Croatia's Dalmatian coast, the..."/>
Hyatt declares plans for first hotel in Croatia

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