Category: Money & Biz

Nov 17

Hostess Announces Shutdown After 82 Years of Operation

Is it time to say goodbye to Hostess Twinkies?
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After 82 years of being part of American culture, Hostess announced that it will be closing its doors.  Following failure to reach an agreement with its striking factory workers, the company decided to liquidate and lay off 18,500 of its workers.  CEO Gregory Rayburn stated that the company no longer has the financial resources to support an extended nationwide strike.  What about our Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Sno Balls, Ho Ho’s, and Donettes?

Though Twinkies have long been the representation of America’s bad eating habits, it continues to be the most iconic snack food in the country.  Even post-apocalyptic movies with zombies show how much Americans crave this high-calorie snack.  Is it time to hoard Hostess snacks in your fave grocery?  Aside from the fact that having box-loads of Twinkies in your home is dangerous to health, many believe that such a familiar icon in the food industry is unlikely to disappear without a trace.  Before Hostess completes liquidation, it is likely that other food companies will grab at the chance to get Twinkies under their product line.

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Nov 14

The Evolution of Worldwide Employment

As technology continues to develop, our way of living likewise moved in directions we never even imagined decades ago. The worldwide web has found a way to connect almost every human being in the planet which created possibilities and opportunities like never before. We can do everyday tasks from the comfort of our own home with just a computer and an internet connection. Since data transfer can be implemented from one end of the globe to the other almost instantaneously, communication, banking, and sales have changed face. And there is no turning back.

With the economic recession still hounding almost every progressive country in the world, many have found ways to adapt and survive with the help of technology. Businesses are looking for ways to lower cost and people have discovered a way to battle rising unemployment head on. If there are no jobs available locally, why not find one in other parts of the world? It is exactly this type of scenario that is making online jobs thrive. Though online job opportunities have been around for a while, no one considered it a viable and stable source of income years ago. The risk of getting duped or scammed was high and the opportunities available were mostly limited to those involved in web development or programming.

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Jun 10

Adam Lambert Bares All


Courtesy of www.rollingstone.com

Courtesy of www.rollingstone.com

Now that I have gotten over Adam Lambert’s loss in American Idol, I will finally let go of my frustration with this post on his revelations in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. From the cover spread alone, I guess we all know that he finally answered the question many had since the start of the competition. Is Adam Lambert a Friend of Dorothy?
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