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UPS Jobs | UPS Careers looking good

UPS Jobs are, all things considered, incredibly good jobs. The UPS system usually promotes from within, and getting a job in UPS Careers means starting as a package sorter and working your way up to delivery person training. However, over the next five years, UPS is expected to hire more than 25,000 individuals for UPS
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Big Lots recalls bed after death of young boy

Discount retailer Big Lots has voluntarily recalled a metal futon bunk bed they sold between January 2009 and April 2010. The recall comes following the death of a three-year-old boy who became tapped in the bed, leading to his death. 30,000 beds recalled The Columbus, Ohio-based firm, which sold the product exclusively, is recalling about
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City of San Francisco grants Twitter a payroll tax break

In an 8-to-3 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has decided in favor of an ordinance that will grant local company Twitter and others a tax break from the city’s corporate payroll tax on new hires, reports the Los Angeles Times. The 1.5 percent tax shelter will be good for the next six years,
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Affiliate Choice free WordPress theme installation instructions

The Affiliate Choice theme is designed to help you maximize conversions on your affiliate website. Follow these step-by-step instructions to set up your site, and you’ll be up and running quickly. First, if you need to install WordPress on your own domain, start with the instructions on www.wordpress.org or your hosting provider. Many hosting providers
Work from home

Federal Trade Commission shuts down work-from-home companies

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have teamed up to shut down more than 90 companies. These work-at-home companies allegedly defrauded customers out of millions of dollars. Most of these companies also targeted unemployed individuals with their work-at-home promises. Work-at-home businesses targeted In a joint action, the Federal Trade Commission and and Department

Two Senate Republicans defect to help pass small business bill

Few who understand Congress expected lawmakers to succeed in passing a small business bill before the November midterm elections. But two Republican senators who are not seeking re-election crossed party lines to give Democrats the votes they needed. After a summer of partisan bickering, the Senate passed a small business bill Thursday. The legislation aims
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Work at home business opportunities facing stronger regulation

Work at home business opportunities can mean big money — but they can also be big scams. The Federal Trade Commission has released a 129-page report about these business opportunities. While not yet implemented, the FTC has recommended multiple changes to the rules governing work-at-home business opportunities. Rules governing work at home business opportunities Currently,
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Sex.com sets record for most expensive domain

Guinness World Records has officially announced that Sex.com sets the record as most expensive domain ever purchased. The owner of the website, however, has said he “does not have immediate plans for commercialization.” Guinness recognizes most expensive domain Guinness World Records certified today that sex.com is “the most expensive internet address domain name.” The domain
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Missouri and Kansas farmers to get emergency loans from U.S.D.A.

The weather this summer has been detrimental to farmers in the lower Midwest. Areas in and around Kansas City were officially declared a disaster area after flash flood damage, and the U.S.D.A. has announced it will do all it can to help. Emergency loans will be made available for any farmers in certain areas that
Wisconsin Assembly

Wisconsin Assembly passes bill curtailing collective bargaining

The Wisconsin Assembly has passed the controversial bill diminishing collective bargaining rights of state employees who are union members. The Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin state legislature. Before the bill can go to  Gov. Scott Walker, it has to pass the Wisconsin Senate. Wisconsin State Senate lacks enough members to pass bill
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House Republicans seek to defund net neutrality in budget bill

House Republicans voted to block new Federal Communications Commission net neutrality rules, calling them an example of an overreaching federal government. The FCC seeks to implement rules preventing Internet service providers from discriminating against content providers and customers via different fees and connection speeds. The House passed an amendment to a spending bill that would
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Fisher Price recall affects millions of products

In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a Fisher Price Recall has been instituted on six different classes of products. The Fisher Price recall 2010 includes trikes, high chairs, inflatable balls and rampways. All five toys included in the Fisher Price recall are dangerous and should be removed from use immediately. Fisher Price recall
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Paychex offers business owners info on HIRE Act

Paychex, Inc., a payroll, HR and employer benefits outsourcing firm that has been serving small- to medium-sized businesses since 1971, is now hosting a dedicated Web page that will enable business owners to learn about how the new federal HIRE Act works and receive credit counseling regarding applicable tax credits. Owners will also be able
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TV pitchman Don Lapre indicted for fraud on 41 charges

Well-known TV pitchman Don Lapre, who bills himself as “the king of infomercials,” has been indicted in Phoenix, Ariz. Federal prosecutors have charged Lapre with 41 counts, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, promotional money laundering and transactional money laundering. As seen on TV Lapre, 47, was often seen on television infomercials between 2004 and
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Google Tablet | Google plans to compete with iPad?

The Apple iPad may be the first mass-market slate computer to gain market share, with a rumored Google Tablet on the way, the iPad may not have dominance for long. The New York Times reports that “unnamed sources report the Google CEO is discussing a Google Tablet. The Google Tablet has not been officially announced
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Whipped Beaten Culinary Works | Cooking, with expletives added

No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke — Whipped Beaten Culinary Works has come out with a cookbook that will definitely make your eyes pop. Billing itself as “The Most Hilarious cookbook ever published,” the Whipped Beaten Culinary Works cookbook is the result of a few alcohol-laden evenings of three friends in Chicago. The pictures