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Beyond.com Buys Job Board, Career Fair Operator

December 10, 2012
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Beyond.com acquired Human Capital Solutions LLC, which does business as JobCircle.com, a job board that serves the mid-Atlantic area and has more than 1.3 million registered members.
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Merrill $40M Class-Action Settlement With Advisers Could 'Open a Pandora's Box'

August 24, 2012
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About 1,500 former advisers would qualify for the deal, which would settle the class action filed in October 2009 by brokers claiming rights to stock grants that had not been fully vested before the Bank of America acquisition.
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Woodbury Reps Set to Cash In: Recruiters

August 23, 2012
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Giving reps stay bonuses while a broker-dealer was on the block was considered highly unusual at the time but also a smart way to keep brokers from leaving before a sale was announced.
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Towers Watson 2010 Merger Fuels Top Consultant Firms' Growth

August 15, 2012
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At Towers Watson, a merger between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt in January 2010 spurred most of its growth, according to a company spokesman. The firm, which ranked No. 2 on Crain's list, reported 801 local professionals in 2011, up from 204 in 2010.
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Crain Buys Stake in Internet Week New York

August 14, 2012
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Crain Communications Inc. expands its Web presence by taking over the management of the weeklong festival featuring the best of the Web.
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SEC Names Insider Trading Suspect in Staffing Firm Deal

July 27, 2012
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Ladislav 'Larry' Schvacho made approximately $511,000 in illicit profits using insider information, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported.
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Staffing Firms Kelly, Temp Holdings Announce Joint Venture

July 24, 2012
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The joint venture will be based in Hong Kong, and the agreement calls for Temp Holdings' Tempstaff Hong Kong operation to change its name to TS Kelly Workforce Solutions effective in October.
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How Do I Keep Morale Up During a Merger?

June 19, 2012
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Our hospital company is forming a joint venture whereby two hospital labs will run independently. This means about 200 people who now are classified as hospital employees will become employees solely of the new lab company. This has created anger and morale problems among these employees. They don't want to be part of the new lab company. What can I do to make this arrangement work? —Morale Booster, HR manager, health care, Bloomington, Indiana
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