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Oct 31st

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For third consecutive year, Commissioners return pay

Since 2009, to help address tight budgets, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners has encouraged all county employees to take special leave without pay, with a voluntary goal of 20 hours on average per year for each employee. In 2011, participating employees helped Hennepin save approximately $1.9 million by using special leave without pay. In 2010, the amount approached $2.5 million.

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Coordinated attacks on clean energy hits wind energy industry

Over the past decade, the fossil fuel industry and its well-funded backers have mounted a coordinated campaign to discredit renewable energy and hinder its growth, according to a new report released today by the Sierra Club.
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Vive La Différence(s)!

I’ve always loved the French expression “Vive la différence,” which originally referred to the difference between the sexes, then evolved to celebrate the differences between any two or more groups of people. Nielsen holds our annual Consumer 360 Conference each year, where we provide clients with more granular insights about today’s consumer.

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Splash Mob: Etiquette for umbrellas

Splash Mob: Etiquette for umbrellas

What better time than in the middle of a nationwide drought to talk about the one thing we all need: rain? When the heavens finally open, those of us with just the right kind of luck will be caught outdoors, on our way to important meetings, job interviews or ball games. An umbrella is a good thing to have, if you know how to use it.

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City wants green Northside homes

City of Minneapolis calls for proposals by developers to build 100 "green" homes in North Minneapolis;
$3 million in construction loans and grants available

A new housing program, called Green Homes North, will build sustainable homes to green standards using local minority and women contractors, workers, and locally-sourced green products.
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Are you prepared to stay in business?

Are you prepared to stay in business?

Imagine stepping into your store, or restaurant, or the office where you run your business a day or two after the tornado has passed, or floodwaters have receded.  Unfortunately for thousands of business owners across the country, this scenario is more than just imagined.  It's a reality that leaves them to deal with the heartbreak of picking up the pieces in the aftermath of a disaster, and with a whole host of unanswered questions.

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U. S. Black Chamber: Economy game changer

U. S. Black Chamber: Economy game changer

Pictured: National Bankers Association President Michael Grant; U.S. Black Chamber Inc. President Ron Busby and Industrial Bank President/CEO B. Doyle Mitchell Jr. celebrate the deposit that they believe could be the catalyst for a new Black economic movement.

WASHINGTON (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Ron Busby appeared reflective as he sat at the mahogany board room table at Industrial Bank, a Black-owned establishment, based in North West Washington, D.C. Busby, the president/CEO of the U. S. Black Chamber Inc. (USBC) then summed up his thoughts in one sentence:

"This is a game changer," he declared.

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