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Workers Shift Loads of Retirement Savings to Fixed-Income Funds

September 23, 2008
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Market gyrations last week trigger flood of 401(k) money going from equity funds to stable value
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PBGC Takes Over Rand McNally Pension Plan

September 19, 2008
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The agency stepped in because the plan was unable to pay promised benefits and faced abandonment following the sale of substantially all of Rand McNally’s assets.
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New York Economy Will Feel Wall Street’s Pain

September 16, 2008
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Before Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and Merrill Lynch & Co. was forced to sell, the subprime mortgage crisis prompted estimates of Wall Street job losses to soar from 2,000 to 33,000 during the current downtown. Now, those numbers could climb even higher.
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Bank of America Ready to Ease Merrill Into Fold

September 15, 2008
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Announcing the acquisition in New York, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis wore a broad grin in describing what he called ‘the strategic opportunity of a lifetime’ to merge the world’s most renowned retail brokerage force with one of the country’s largest consumer banks.
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C-Suite July

August 19, 2008
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C-Suite July
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Heidrick & Struggles Snaps Up Recruiter Specializing in Investment Professionals

August 14, 2008
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Heidrick & Struggles International has acquired 75 Search Partners, a boutique executive search firm specializing in global recruitment of senior investment professionals.
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USIS Announces Plan to Merge With HireRight

June 10, 2008
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The announcement comes a few months after word of another potential deal in the background checking arena. In February, publishing and information firm Reed Elsevier said it planned to acquire data broker ChoicePoint for $4.1 billion.
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Yahoo Signs Ad Deal With Newspapers

June 4, 2008
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The job board also announced new advertising deals with Wal-Mart Stores and CBS, becoming the exclusive reseller of display advertising on Walmart.com and also streaming CBS’ television shows online.
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JPMorgan Hires Some Bear Stearns Workers; Thousands Lose Jobs in Merger

May 13, 2008
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. of New York will make room for about 40 percent of the 14,000 Bear Stearns employees whose jobs were put at risk by the merger.
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