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Levi Strauss to Eliminate 500 Jobs
November 12, 2014

Denim jeans marketer Levi Strauss & Co. will shed 500 jobs, primarily from signing a five-year strategic agreement with Wipro Limited to outsource certain global business services.

This decision comes in the new phase of its global productivity initiative earlier announced in March 2014 and is expected to generate net annualized cost savings of $175 million to $200 million, once fully implemented.

"In this next phase of the productivity initiative, approximately 500 positions will be eliminated, primarily due to the decision to partner with Wipro, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company," Levis Strauss said.

Old Navy Under Fire for Charging More for Women's Plus-size Clothes
November 12, 2014

A group of customers is criticizing Old Navy for selling plus-size women's clothing at a markup, while men don't face higher prices on plus sizes at the chain.

More than 16,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for an end to what they deem "discriminatory pricing practices." The woman who made the petition said that on a recent visit to Old Navy's website, she noticed plus-sized women's jeans cost $12 to $15 more than smaller sizes, while men's plus-sized jeans did not.

How Two Minutes Can Set You Up for a Successful Day
November 12, 2014

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong and no matter what you do you can't seem to get it back on track? Most of us have had this kind of day before, and if you have, you know once the day starts like this, it's pretty hard to get it back on track. But did you know there's a specific easy technique that anyone can do that can reset your body's nervous system to make you feel calmer?

8 Helpful Places to Find Potential Employees
November 12, 2014

If you’ve never hired an employee—or if you find the task tedious—never fear! There are websites and tools designed to make the work so much easier. Below are some of the best websites out there for everything related to hiring. Not only will you save time and money on the recruitment process, but you’ll also find the most talented candidates out there.

Standard Register Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results
November 11, 2014

Standard Register, Dayton, Ohio, reported its third quarter financial results which resulted in $219.4 million in revenue with a net loss of $5.6 million. However, this quarter is a 10 percent improvement over the same time period last year during which the company brought in $199.4 million with a net loss of $23.2 million.

Denham Receives Leadership Award
November 11, 2014

Dale T. Denham, chief information officer at Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has been named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders list for 2015.

Safeguard Acquires Assets of Team MHC
November 11, 2014

Dallas-based Safeguard has completed its acquisition of the assets of MHC Associates Inc. (Team MHC), Burnsville, Minn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

7 Things Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Leadership
November 11, 2014

The "most successful investor of the 20th century" has a thing or two to teach you about being a great leader. Warren Buffett is a famed philanthropist, business magnate and shark-like investor. As the CEO and biggest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and someone who consistently ranks among the richest people in the world, he's smart, business savvy and slick, even into his 80s.

However, the "Oracle of Omaha" is also a notoriously frugal spender and reveres value investing. Having pledged to donate 99 percent of his wealth, he's proof that sometimes old-school techniques work.