Business & Economy

Corporate tsunami aid

Business | Within a week of the tsunami disaster more than $2 billion in relief aid had been accumulated worldwide with millions of it coming from contributions by individual U.S.
by Dan Perkins
Posted 1/15/05, 12:00 am

Large corporations are pitching in to help tsunami victims. Within a week of the disaster more than $2 billion in relief aid had been accumulated worldwide with millions of it coming from contributions by individual U.S. corporations capitalizing on the opportunity to donate their products-or some of their profits-to the disaster-stricken region.

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Big & mobile

Business | Sprint and Nextel announce $35 billion merger
by Dan Perkins
Posted 12/25/04, 12:00 am

Just a few years ago, mobile phone users could choose from close to 10 major providers. But with a likely merger between Sprint and Nextel, the wireless industry will have its own version of the "big three."

According to published reports, Kansas City-based Sprint has tentatively agreed to buy Nextel for $35 billion. The merger would create the third-largest wireless provider in the nation with nearly 40 million customers. But The New York Times reports that Verizon Wireless may offer to buy Sprint.

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Jobs machine

Business | Most economists believe that total employment will continue its upward ascent
by Dan Perkins
Posted 12/18/04, 12:00 am

Despite lower-than-expected job growth in November, the fact that employers continued to add jobs leads most economists to believe that total employment will continue its upward ascent in the coming months.

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