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35 min ago | Fire Dog Lake

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street - Book Salon Preview

Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides a detailed yet accessible guide to this controversial business model.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

4 hrs ago | Investopedia

5 Jobs Being Outsourced

Think about what you'd really like to do on your vacation and create a list to narrow your choices - whether it's hitting the beach, going shopping, climbing a mountain or visiting a museum. Consider whether you can do this somewhere nearby, or whether you know anyone who has done your chosen activities before on a similar budget.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

9 hrs ago | Sun-Star

Editorial: Putting out smoke

Years ago, when a state university declared the campus as a no-smoking zone, the few puffing on their sticks in selected areas joked they were being marginalized and driven to the fringes of society. Yet, no one can evade today the sight and smell of the glut of workers congregating outside corporate high-rises, taking a smoking break.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Southeast Asia, Philippines, World News, Opinion

13 hrs ago | TwinCities

About that raise ... U.S. execs feeling tight-fisted

The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have looked at the broader economy and have a message: Don't expect a pay increase anytime soon. A survey of Harvard Business School alumni released last week reveals a series of trends that are widening income disparities and may be weakening the ability of the U.S. economy to grow in the long term.

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17 hrs ago | Business News

Promising a new health tax is brave. Labour must show that courage

Like it or loathe it, Ed Miliband has a voter-friendly offer for 2015. But if he is to win and govern with purpose, he needs to discover qualities of political bravery.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Townhall

How Far Away Can Skynet Be?

Remember the Terminator movies and the evil electronic overlords of Skynet - the computer system that became self-aware and launched the war against humans? We aren't thereyet. But we are fast approaching the point where people simply aren't necessary to conduct a significant amount of business and life.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Daily Mail

Sir Ian Wood: Why Salmond's wrong on 'Scotland's oil'... It's...

Billionaire Sir Ian Wood made his fortune in the North Sea oil fields that Alex Salmond says will fund an independent Scotland's success, but Sir Ian fervently begs to differ with Scotland's First Minister. 'I am thoroughly Scottish, but also thoroughly British,' says Aberdeen-born Wood.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom

The Press On-Line

The rebuild's Aussie angle

Australian members of the Leighs Cockram joint venture team. From left to right: Paul Quinn, senior site manager, Daniel Tessier, project director, Nicolas Fletcher, quantity surveyor, and Kyle Foley, quality assurance coordinator.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

NorthJersey.com

Ridgewood plans to outsource some leaf collection work

This is the tongue-in-cheek name Village Manager Roberta Sonenfeld gave a recent employee "leaf summit" that took place last Wednesday, Sept. 3. The summit, which Sonenfeld orchestrated, brought together about 25 leaf collection employees to discuss ways to improve customer experience and get more leaves off the streets.

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AME Info

RTA bags efficient HR outsourcing regional Award

The Roads and Transport Authority has recently scooped the 'Insights - Middle East Call Centre Awards 2014, as the best entity in attracting & deploying efficient human resources. Participating in the mane of the RTA, the Booking & Despatch Center, Transportation Systems Dep't at RTA Public Transport Agency, has been named as the Best Human Resources Outsourcing Center in the Middle East.

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ABS-CBN News

PALEA urges Lucio Tan-led PAL to honor labor deal

MANILA, Philippines The Philippine Airlines Employees' Association is worried that the Lucio Tan group won't respect a labor dispute agreement won under San Miguel Corp.'s management. "We expect that PAL management would faithfully and fully implement the terms of the agreement resolving the outsourcing dispute.

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Related Topix: Philippines, World News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Examiner.com

More themes to follow in the Quinn vs Rauner race

The gubernatorial campaign between incumbent Pat Quinn and his GOP opponent Bruce Rauner is in prime time now. The general public is starting to pay attention, editorial board meetings with the candidates have started and three debates are scheduled.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mathematics, Science, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois, Illinois Government

Customer Interaction Solutions

Luxoft Announces Results of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Luxoft Holding, Inc , a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base, today announced results of the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on September 12, 2014. As of August 5, 2014, the record date for the Annual Meeting, 9,092,750 Class A ordinary shares and 23,758,595 Class B ordinary shares were outstanding.

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Related Topix: Switzerland,

The Press-Enterprise

Editorial: Hemet ends long tradition, outsources fire services

Last Tuesday night, the Hemet City Council voted to contract with the Riverside County Fire Department. The hotly contested issue came down to a 3-2 vote by the council, which determined that outsourcing with the county would provide Hemet residents with the best possible service at the lowest possible price.

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Related Topix: Hemet, CA, Fire, Riverside County, CA, Opinion

Computer Weekly

Design firm adopts sole supplier for outsourced IT

As multi-sourcing becomes the default IT outsourcing model, small and medium sized enterprises should not overlook the advantages of a close relationship with a sole supplier. According to ISG, UK organisations are mature multi-sourcers of IT.

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Express India

India has potential to become knowledge based economy: ADB

"A shift to innovation-based growth would help countries avoid the middle-income trap and also address rising income inequalities," added the report. India has the potential to become a leading knowledge based economy with its youth population and growing information technology though it should overcome some barriers in this regard, Manila based funding agency Asian Development Bank said in a report released today.

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Housing Wire

assure360 acquired by ARMA Acquisition

In addition to the acquisition, assure360 also announced that is has expanded its service offerings to law firms and mortgage servicers nationwide. "We appreciate the fact that legal firms supporting the mortgage industry are facing unprecedented challenges in serving a contracting marketplace rippled with increasing regulatory costs and complexities," said Scott Brinkley, who was recently appointed CEO of assure360.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Mortgage

Thu Sep 11, 2014

PR-inside.com

Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO) Global Market By End-Use...

The global engineering services outsourcing market is expected to reach USD 415.74 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increased cost pressures on global firms resulting in constrained R&D budgets is a primary driver for market growth over the forecast period. Additionally, shorter product life cycles owing to dynamic consumer buying behavior are also expected to favorably impact market growth.

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Sheffield Telegraph

70 jobs at risk at Sheffield firm

Menzies Distribution, on Europa Drive, Tinsley, has informed staff of plans to potentially shut its Sheffield customer service centre due to falling business. The centre for the magazine and newspaper distribution firm has been in operation since 2007, with 72 workers employed in the department.

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Drug Researcher

Medidata, Icon partner on electronic patient-reported outcomes

Cloud-based solution provider Medidata and CRO Icon have launched a joint initiative to bring new efficiency to the administration of electronic patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials. The collaboration will combine Medidata's cloud-based technology with Icon's ready-to-use, pre-validated surveys, which will provides sponsors with an ePRO solution that could reduce costs, save time and enhances patient engagement.

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