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Study finds mixed retail outlook

A new study by Harris Interactive Inc. and the Boston Consulting Group found that 37 percent of holiday shoppers are in a “confident” frame of mind, 15 percent are “distressed” and the remaining 48 percent are “recovering.” The results show ...

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Approval puts B&L in 30-day lens arena

With federal approval for its PureVision contact lenses, Bausch & Lomb Inc. could spark intense competition in the 30-day lens segment. The eye-care company Monday received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market its PureVision lens in the ...

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Xerox-Microsoft firm upgrades product

ContentGuard Inc., a Xerox Corp.-Microsoft Corp. joint venture, has launched version 2.0 of its eXtensible rights Markup Language. The product lets Web-content providers protect Internet offerings from unauthorized use. The newly released version of XrML allows providers use the language ...

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Xelus hired by U.K.-based BAE Systems

Xelus Inc. has been selected to provide an enterprise software system for the world’s fourth-largest defense and aerospace firm. U.K.-based BAE Systems has contracted with Xelus for a system that does forecasting, planning and logistics for its inventory work with ...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 30 The IMC Training Session—“Leading the Change”—$190 members, $260 non-members—8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.—Nov. 30 & Dec. 7—Training and Development Center, 919 Culver Road—Call Edna Smith at 224-2727 for additional information. SATURDAY, DEC. 1 The IMC Training Session—“Behavioral ...

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U.S. Marines take control of airstrip

Some 500 U.S. Marines today took over an airstrip outside the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, the Pentagon said. There should be more than 1,000 Marines at the airstrip within days. A Taliban spokesman said its forces would fight U.S. ...

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U.S. officially entered recession in March

The struggling U.S. economy slid into recession in March and its condition worsened following the Sept. 11 attacks. The National Bureau of Economic Research today confirmed that a record expansion that began in March 1991—after the last nine-month recession—was snapped ...

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Clayton exiting Global Crossing to head Sirius Satellite Radio

Global Crossing Ltd. vice chairman Joseph Clayton began work today as president and CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a publicly traded New York City-based satellite radio firm. Clayton joined Frontier Corp. in June 1997 as president, and became CEO ...

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Xelus hired by U.K.-based BAE Systems

Xelus Inc. has been selected to provide an enterprise software system for the world’s fourth-largest defense and aerospace firm. U.K.-based BAE Systems has contracted with Xelus for a system that does forecasting, planning and logistics for its inventory work with ...

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Xerox-Microsoft firm upgrades product

ContentGuard Inc., a Xerox Corp.-Microsoft Corp. joint venture, has launched version 2.0 of its eXtensible rights Markup Language. The company, in which Xerox owns a majority stake, has released a kit to let developers build their own XrML-based digital rights ...

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Study finds mixed retail outlook

A new study by Harris Interactive Inc. and the Boston Consulting Group found that 37 percent of holiday shoppers are in a “confident” frame of mind, 15 percent are “distressed” and the remaining 48 percent are “recovering.” The results are ...

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Boeing to cut more jobs

Boeing Co. today announced 2,900 job cuts, boosting its total since Sept. 11 to 14,900 or nearly half the 30,000 jobs it has said it could cut by the end of 2002.

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Supreme Court rejects NAFTA challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a challenge by the United Steelworkers of America to the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA was signed in 1992 by the United States, Mexico and Canada. The high court denied the appeal without ...

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Approval puts B&L in 30-day lens arena

With federal approval for its PureVision contact lenses, Bausch & Lomb Inc. could spark intense competition in the 30-day lens segment. The eye-care company today received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market its PureVision lens in the ...

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