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Nonprofits hire more than for-profits

A study out this week says nonprofits apparently hired more workers during the downturn than even the commercial world did. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Retailers hope deals draw in customers

Retailers hope many of us spend this Labor Day shopping -- the holiday weekend is an important one for stores. Some schools start classes later this year and many shoppers have held off on back-to-school purchases. So retailers are pushing special deals and promotions to draw tepid consumers back to the check out line. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail
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Fashion may be going high-tech

Ball gowns that literally make you glow, a chic mini dress that doubles as phone -- these aren't ideas from the future, but ideas that are already available on the market. Janet Babin reports.
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Hertz, Avis offer big bucks for Dollar Thrifty

The travel industry was hit hard by the recession. But rental car companies Hertz and Avis are putting up a fight for another rental company Dollar Thrifty.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions
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Trading shares in the secondary markets

If you're a "wealthy, sophisticated" investor, there's a special market for you, the secondary trading markets. It's where you can trade shares of private companies who haven't made the leap to IPO, but seem promising.
Posted In: Investing
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HP and Dell, big suitors for small company

Just before Hewlett-Packard and Dell offered to buyout 3PAR, a data storage company, 3PAR's investors were deciding whether to sell the company or hold out for better future returns. Marketplace's Janet Babin looks into why 3PAR caught the eye of the two computer giants.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions
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BofA, Visa to try pay-with-cell program

Bank of America and Visa are getting ready to try a pilot program in New York that will let some customers pay for stuff with their phones. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Credit Cards
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Intel and McAfee, combining computer chips and security

Initially, it may seem Intel's acquisition of computer security company McAfee is an odd one. But Marketplace's Janet Babin reports that it's a merger that makes sense.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions
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Reeling in commercial fishing dangers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will come out with statistics on workplace fatality rates for 2009. Commercial fishing is among the most dangerous professions. There may be a few ways to protect fishermen from danger, but some say the measures soak their profits. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Jobs
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Murdoch plans tablet newspaper

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch says he plans to launch a digital newspaper made just for distribution on tablet computers like the iPad. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Internet

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