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Volvo Car Group announces May retail sales: global sales growth of 5.5 per cent

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China was Volvo’s biggest market in May, reporting retail sales of 7,045 cars, up slightly versus the same month last year. The best-selling cars were the locally produced Volvo XC60 and S60L models. The United States reported a sales increase of 10.2 per cent versus the same month last year. Retail sales amounted to 5,536 cars. The new Volvo XC90 was the best-selling Volvo model in the US with the XC60 in second place. The new Volvo XC90 Sales in Europe as a whole amounted to 22,638 cars, up 3.3% per cent. Sweden was Volvo Cars’ secon... Read More »

Microsoft announces streamlining of smartphone hardware business

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“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.” Microsoft anticipates this will result in the reduction of up to 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, as well as up to 500 additional jobs globally. Employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate... Read More »

Microsoft announces streamlining of smartphone hardware business

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“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.” Microsoft anticipates this will result in the reduction of up to 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, as well as up to 500 additional jobs globally. Employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate... Read More »

Elsevier Announces Seven New Plastics and Polymers Books at SPE ANTEC 2016

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Reflecting the rapid advances made in the field, these two highly anticipated books, along with five additional new plastics and polymers titles, will be featured in Elsevier’s booth # 227 at SPE ANTEC 2016, May 23-25, in Indianapolis, IN. The third edition of Fatigue and Tribological Properties of Plastics and Elastomers is written by Dr. Laurence McKeen, a former DuPont senior research associate. This definitive book for engineers and scientists in the plastics industry and in product design with plastics, covers fatigue and tribology and ... Read More »

Fast Company Announces Annual List of the 100 Most Creative People in Business #FCMostCreative

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Each year, the magazine's editors present an all-new list of 100 visionaries chosen according to a proprietary methodology (honorees can't repeat, and anyone previously profiled in the print magazine is excluded). The 2016 honorees hail from a vast range of industries and locales, from tech and design to entertainment, media, government and nonprofit, health care, and food, and they span the world from India to Costa Rica, Turkey, and Nigeria. Highlights on the list include: - B.J. Novak, actor and cofounder, li.st, "for putting everything i... Read More »

Puget Sound Energy, Inc. Announces Consent Solicitation

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PSE is soliciting consents from holders of the Notes to terminate the Replacement Capital Covenant because it includes restrictions relating to repurchases, redemptions and repayments of the Junior Subordinated Notes. If the Covered Note Consents are obtained and the other conditions described in the Solicitation Documents are satisfied or waived, the Replacement Capital Covenant will be terminated and such termination will be binding on all holders of the Covered Notes, including those that did not deliver their Consent, and only holders valid... Read More »

Multimedia, Inc. Announces Another First: Movie Theater Advertising in Brazil

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In the market since 1997, Kinomaxx has an extensive know-how with ideas that offer multiplatform actions to make your brand appear beyond the screen. Kinomaxx operations cover 1,100 movie theaters throughout the country with more than 64 million viewers. Its portfolio includes 51 VIP areas, 8 IMAX screens, and 64DX screens. Kinomaxx delivers advertisers a targeted marketing opportunity in a unique environment with an attentive audience, with multiple consumer touchpoints, and the flexibility of pre-show entertainment or lobby displays. The e... Read More »

Unilever announces partnership platform to help tackle global climate challenges

Unilever and a host of industry partners have today announced the creation of an open platform to combine their market research forces in addressing key global development and sustainability challenges, www.paragonpartnerships.com. With the United Nations Global Goals agreed and in motion, industry, governments and individuals can all play their part in contributing to the 17 point plan which aims to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. With no one single body or organisation able to find a solution to al... Read More »

Unilever announces new chairman

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Unilever announced that it is proposed that Dr. Marijn Dekkers, one of Europe's leading global business figures, will succeed Michael Treschow as Chairman of Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC. He will be nominated for election to the Boards at the Annual General Meetings in April 2016. Dr. Dekkers is currently Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG and, as announced by Bayer AG earlier today, he will step down from this role at the end of April. Michael Treschow will retire from Unilever at the 2016 AGMs after having served Unilever's usual max... Read More »

UPS Board of Directors Names David Abney Chairman, Appoints William R. Johnson to Lead Independent Director Role, and Announces Quarterly Dividend

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Additionally, the Board of Directors created a new Lead Independent Director position, and today the independent directors appointed William R. Johnson to the role, effective immediately.  Among other responsibilities, the new Lead Independent Director will play an active role in setting future agendas for UPS Board meetings, preside at meetings of independent directors, serve as the liaison between the Chairman and the independent directors, and consult on shareholder engagement and governance matters. Johnson, a former chairman, president and... Read More »

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