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Wal-Mart Focuses on Clinics, Technology to Cut Health Costs

April 25, 2007
Wal-Mart plans to expand its number of in-store health care clinics to 2,000 from fewer than 100 in the next five to seven years. The retailer also has a partnership with a university and an insurer to study whether care can be improved through the use of technology.
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Senator Introduces Workplace Violence Plan

April 17, 2007
The Survivors’ Empowerment and Economic Security Act would allow 30 days of leave for victims of domestic violence in the workplace so that they can appear in court, seek legal assistance and secure their homes and families.
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GM to UAW Let’s Cut Costs

April 16, 2007
Automaker wants the union to accept nonunion janitors, work 10-hour shifts without overtime pay, allow nonunion workers to replenish parts bins and let nonunion truckers deliver and unload shipments.
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Help Wanted in Second Life

April 3, 2007
With a help-wanted classifieds section and hundreds of jobs on its job board,, Second Life presents an enticing lure for recruiters who are willing to test the waters, just the way some have by communicating with gamers in such role-playing games as EverQuest and World of Warcraft.
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