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DENVER -- The Colorado attorney general is investigating whether some United Airlines practices are stifling competition in the state, a newspaper reported.
NEW YORK -- Tech stocks achieved their seventh straight monthly advance and blue chips their sixth Friday in an otherwise unremarkable pre-Labor Day session. Trading was extremely light.
After fluctuating in the early going, the market by Friday afternoon achieved moderate gains. The atmosphere was dull despite encouraging reports on consumer spending and the manufacturing sector.
WASHINGTON -- America's consumers, aided by tax cuts that left them with extra cash, ratcheted up their spending in July by the largest amount in four months, a strong signal the economy is gaining momentum. The Commerce Department reported Friday that consumer spending increased by 0.8 percent in July, on top of a brisk 0.6 percent rise the month before.
A gaze toward the skyline of downtown Bloomington's west side quickly fixates on the structural skeletons of four construction cranes. They hover ominously over their worksites, as if they're trying to magically pull high-rise developments from the limestone base of south-central Indiana.
The upscale college clothing store Cha Cha has recently reopened it's doors after the local business caught fire early last year. The reopening of the boutique has been in the works for a year and a half.
The loud and rumbling sounds not only come from the heavy construction of three new towers on the west side of downtown, but also from the amplified excitement and optimism of the city's government, community and business leaders.
It was not so long ago that Nick Martin was just another IU student majoring in marketing, hanging out regularly at Yogi's Bar & Grill and having a good time with his friends.
When Dan Duncan entered IU as a freshman, he had big plans.
"I declared a biochemistry major and was set on going to medical school after four years at IU," Duncan said. In his first year, Dan pledged and joined Delta Upsilon fraternity and began a side job as a greek party disc jockey three nights a week. Today, as the co-owner and founder of Vertigo night club, Duncan is a long way from medical school.
WASHINGTON -- The administration wants $100 million for an Iraqi witness protection program, $290 million to hire, train and house thousands of firefighters, $9 million to modernize the postal service, including establishment of ZIP codes.
The competition is fierce this fall as students struggle to get their foot in the door at any one of the hundreds of companies that are visiting IU. Many would argue that an internship will provide you with the best method for securing your first job in corporate America. Students, not wanting to become part of the 6.1 percent of Americans without jobs, are quick to take internships with the companies that appear at IU's career days and internship fairs.
HOUSTON -- A Manhattan bankruptcy judge Monday authorized the committee representing Enron Corp. employees to collect some of an estimated $53 million in accelerated deferred compensation payments set aside for certain executives on the eve of the company's bankruptcy filing, lawyers said.
As part of a corporate partnership with Eli Lilly and Co., the Kelley School of Business will host representatives from the pharmaceutical and health care company today.
The visit represents the first of many corporate recognition days that are planned for companies who have given substantial amounts of support to IU and the business school.
When Aaron Steele opened Uncle Fester's House of Blooze, 430 E. Kirkwood Ave., in October 2000, there was no question spring break was a prominent thought in his mind.
NEW YORK -- The former CEO of Tyco and a onetime Wall Street investment banker on Monday became the first two major figures to go on trial in the wave of scandals that have rattled corporate America over the last two years.
Jury selection in the trials of Dennis Kozlowski and former banker Frank Quattrone began just blocks apart in separate Manhattan courts.
WASHINGTON -- Flush with extra cash from tax cuts, America's consumers treated themselves in August and spent with gusto, good news for the economy's revival.
BOSTON -- A pair of D'Alessandros -- CEOs Dominic and David -- brought Canada's Manulife Financial Corp. and John Hancock Financial Services together and now turn their attention to making the $10.4 billion deal work.
BrainOrbit, LLC was founded in spring 2002, by then 22-year-old MBA accounting student Justin Greis. The company was founded with the idea of helping clients with small-scale enterprise resource planning, creating CD-ROMs, Web sites, training and small business solutions.
Target Corporation presented a gift of $55,000 Sept. 30 to Kelley School of Business Dean Dan Dalton to support the Center for Education and Research in Retailing, undergraduate scholarships, MBA Fellowships and the Minorities in Business Program. Ha-Keem Abdel-Khaliq, College Relations representative at Target presented the gift at a reception held in the Graduate and Executive Education Center.
The Kelley School of Business was recently given a top 10 ranking by the U.S. News and World Report for best Undergraduate Business Programs. At the No. 10 spot this year, the Kelley school has established itself, over the past decade, as one of the nation's top business programs.
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. is launching a new Monopoly game promotion with Best Buy Co. Inc. on Tuesday, two years after the fast-food giant's last Monopoly effort ended in a multi-million-dollar scam.