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China addresses exchange rate
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bush administration, facing huge and politically sensitive trade deficits, secured China's pledge Friday to work harder to move its currency toward a flexible exchange rate, which would make U.S. goods more competitive abroad.
Residents of Tenth & College Apartments don't have to go far to get primped and pampered.
Along with a grocery store and restaurant, which are still being finished, this downtown apartment complex also features a salon and day spa.
After 27 years of serving Bloomington residents, Chi-Chi's, the Mexican restaurant chain, closed its doors. But to some patrons, the closing caused no grief.
Sayako Kimura, a graduate student in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, said her last visit to Chi-Chi's destroyed her childhood memories of the restaurant.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. textile and clothing manufacturers petitioned the Bush administration Tuesday to protect them against a surge of Chinese imports next year when worldwide quotas are removed, arguing that thousands of U.S. jobs are at stake.
With the Internet revolution now beyond its infancy, only a handful of successful Web sites from its early years remain to this day.
EBay Inc., located at www.ebay.com, has survived the revolution and gained a foothold in the e-commerce business through its daily auctions that bring people together from all over the world to determine the value of various products.
b>Record debt will not hurt economy
WASHINGTON -- The record level of debt American households are carrying and soaring home prices do not appear to represent serious threats to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Tuesday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The nation's largest voting machine companies are submitting millions of lines of code to the National Software Reference Library to address sharp criticism from computer scientists about the secret software used in elections.
From door-to-door sales to a rock star's closet, IU sophomores Parker Newman and Justin Shiffman, along with Newman's twin brother Adam, have created their own mini-empire in versatile, unique T-shirts.
Cuba says good-bye to U.S. currency
HAVANA -- Communist Cuba said "adios" to the Yankee dollar that shored up its struggling economy for a decade, launching a two-week process Tuesday to eliminate the U.S. currency from circulation in its stores and businesses in response to stepped-up American sanctions.
On Oct. 22 sophomore Alix Moll, a member of IU's Global Sales Leadership Club, bested over 30 other students to capture the state title at the Midwest Sales Competition held at Ball State University in Muncie. Senior Cameron Gwinn, juniors Jeff Martin and Lauren Hilgeford, and sophomore Allison Baumann also performed well for IU. This is the first time IU has sent students to the competition.
With the ending of the presidential election yesterday, the fate of America's economy again lies in the hands of the re-elected President George W. Bush. Indiana economists have plans and theories as to what will happen with oil prices, inflation, growth productivity, interest rates and employment in the coming years, and they want their predictions to be heard during this year's Business Outlook Tour.
Kelley School of Business to hold online job fair
The Kelley School of Business will host an eFair beginning Friday and lasting until Wednesday.
Bringing the city to Bloomington is no small feat, but someone has to do it. Branden and Naomi Johnson have found their niche with the new men's wear store, MetroWear. Located at 234 N. Morton Street, below the Mercury at Regester Apartments, it has been described as exactly what Bloomington has been missing.
NEW YORK -- People who want to earn some extra money during the holiday season should get their job applications in now.
The nation's retailers expect a modest pickup in holiday spending this year, despite higher gasoline prices and rising interest rates that some feared would put a damper on the season, according to the National Retail Federation, a trade group.
There is a new business in Bloomington and it might be coming to bars or house parties across town soon.
Seniors Dave Johnson and Pablo Svirsky, and junior Zach Martin are the founders and employees of Three Rivers Jackson, Bloomington's only student-run, custom beer pong table company.
NEW YORK -- A resurgent Kmart, home of the blue light special, is buying the once-dominant Sears department store chain in a surprising $11 billion gamble it is counting on to help both better compete with Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers.
LOS ANGELES -- Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the clothing-store chain of promoting whites over minorities and cultivating a virtually all-white image in its catalogs and elsewhere.
Home Depot reports sales increases in third quarter
ATLANTA -- The Home Depot Inc., the nation's largest home improvement store chain, reported a nearly 15 percent jump in third-quarter earnings on strong sales, particularly at stores open at least a year.
Freshman Joe Andrews walks down Kirkwood Avenue until he sees something that stops him dead in his tracks. A myriad of colorful puzzles, games and figurines adorning the window of a local store pull him in like a magnet to a refrigerator.
What attracts people to a nice car? Is it the nice paint job, the cool rims or the fact that it's newly redesigned? Consumers place different values on different features, such as safety, reliability and appearance. But the 2005 auto industry is sure to showcase a car for every consumer's need. An Indiana Daily Student reporter gives her review of selected favorites for the upcoming season.