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The Politics Of Outsourcing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Some of the nation’s biggest corporations are not up front about where their workforce lives because of politics, the head of a major U.S. trade group said. Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing said, “outsourcing has become a major lightening rod, and the media coverage they’re […]

Bloom Says Auto Bailout Was Needed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — White House consultant Ron Bloom said the U.S. automobile industry is healthier than expected with two of Detroit’s big firms having gone through bankruptcy. “The results are better than we had forecast. … The companies have done a better job on the cost side, on the product side, and on […]

Segway Owner Leaves $600 Million To Wife

LEEDS, England, Aug. 20 (UPI) — The late owner of Segway scooters left more than $600 million to his wife and family, attorneys for his estate in the United Kingdom said. Jimi Heselden, 62, died when he accidentally drove one of the computerized two-wheeled people movers over a cliff and into the River Wharfe last […]

Pawnshops See Weird On The Rise

DETROIT, Aug. 20 (UPI) — Pawn shop owners in Michigan say that tough times brings out stranger items that customers want to sell. “With people being so desperate, they bring in anything hoping to get something,” said Rick Green, manager of Highland Park pawn shop Aaron’s Jewelry and Loan Inc. “People are desperate,” echoed Susie […]

Taiwan To Pursue Purchase Of F-16 Fighters

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Taiwan will continue its efforts to buy F-16 C/D fighters despite reports that the U.S. administration has turned down the request. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said the aircraft are essential to the country’s defenses, a report by Taiwan’s Central News Agency said. Ma said the weapons are defensive in […]

Lockheed To Work With Universities

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Lockheed is working with three universities to support small businesses and universities participating in U.S. government technology programs. Called the Lockheed Martin Innovation Marketplace, the program will support private sector and academic sector technologists in participating in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research, Technology Transfer and […]

BofA To Lay Off 3,500 And Likely Many More

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19 (UPI) — The largest U.S. bank, Bank of America, said it will cut 3,500 jobs before October and possibly thousands more later. A company spokesman, Scott Silvestri, said Friday, “The company regularly assesses the efficiencies of its operations and will make adjustments,” The Boston Globe reported. The layoffs for this quarter […]

Burger King Puts Mascot On Sabbatical

MIAMI, Aug. 19 (UPI) — U.S. fast food seller Burger King said it is putting its regal, but expression-limited mascot, on sabbatical with no particular date for a royal return. Burger King is going for a new marketing approach in which the King is out and a pitch emphasizing fresh foods is in, USA Today […]

Boeing’s Biggest Jet Wins FAA Approval

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) — The biggest jet Boeing has ever produced, the 747-8 freighter, has won Federal Aviation Administration approval to take to the skies, the company announced. “This is such a great day for everyone on the 747 team,” Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a statement Friday. […]

U.S. Probe Questions S&P Ratings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Washington is probing whether Standard & Poor’s improperly issued mortgage securities credit ratings to benefit itself, people involved in the probe said. The investigation began before S&P, part of the McGraw-Hill Cos., downgraded the long-term U.S. debt rating this month, The New York Times reported Thursday. The inquiry is likely […]


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