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HP Acquisition of EDS Could Mean Good News for ExcellerateHRO

May 12, 2008
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Industry observers say that if the merger goes through it would provide a swath of new resources and potential clients for ExcellerateHRO, the jointly owned HR outsourcing business shared by EDS and Towers Perrin.
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Taleo to Acquire Vurv

May 6, 2008
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The deal combining two industry leaders is seen as a watershed moment in the talent management software business. Taleo will pay about $128.8 million for Vurv.
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ING to Buy CitiStreet for $900 Million; Acquisition Creates Third-Largest Benefits Administrator

May 6, 2008
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The deal will make the bank the third-largest defined-contribution service provider in the U.S. The company serves more than 16,000 plans and 12 million participants.
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Hewitt Acquires Absence Management Provider

April 29, 2008
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Hewitt is acquiring LCG, a provider of absence management services. While the acquisition isn’t a big one, it does prove that Hewitt is working to build on its core strength—its expertise on HR issues, analysts say.
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United Airlines Unions Ready to Play Hardball in Merger Game

April 15, 2008
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In a message to United employees, CEO Glenn Tilton repeated his assertion that the Chicago-based airline ‘will participate in consolidation when and if it is the right choice.’
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Yahoo Tackles Talent Needs Amid Upheaval Caused by Merger Bid, Takeover Talk

April 10, 2008
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Attrition has not increased at the company since Microsoft’s initial offer in February. The number of applicants has been growing, a trend that may owe in part to a new severance policy for all full-time employees in the event of an acquisition.
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Monster, MSNBC Ink Pact for Career Site

April 10, 2008
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Under the agreement, which includes MSNBC.com and Todayshow.com, Monster will be the exclusive provider of career tools and services for MSNBC-affiliated properties.
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A Bear of a Time Keeping Talent

April 9, 2008
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Following the company’s brush with bankruptcy and with a takeover by JPMorgan Chase looming, Bear Stearns’ top talent probably will head for the door.
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With Crash in Bear Stearns Shares, Firm’s Staffers Already Dialing Tort Lawyers

March 17, 2008
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JPMorgan’s bid to buy Bear for $237 million pegs the executive officers’ stake at $23 million, as opposed to the $1.6 billion the stake was worth at the beginning of 2007.
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Walgreens Expands Its Work-Site Health Care Business

March 17, 2008
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When purchases are complete, Walgreens will manage about 350 work-site health centers and pharmacies. Clients are to include Eastman Chemical, Florida Power & Light and Toyota.
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