Thursday, September 19, 2002
Hot tips and news to start your business day
Today's Number: 2,000
Stores that Target Corp. plans to have open by 2010, up from 1,107 at the end of August, chief financial officer Douglas Scovanner said.
Gene Ewing has joined Fifth Third Bank as vice president and senior wealth adviser in the investment advisers division. Mr. Ewing is responsible for using advanced planning techniques for the bank's wealthiest clients. He was with Arthur Andersen LLP for 28 years. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in accountancy.
Today's Career Talk
Roger Von Oech, in Expect the Unexpected or You Won't Find It suggests that humor can jumpstart any meeting. If ... I encourage the participants to be humorous and offbeat in their approach to the exercises I give them, their answers are generally more interesting and provocative, Mr. Von Oech concluded.
Today's Money Tip
Before rolling your 401(k) from an old job into an IRA, consider the tax implications. Rolling the old account into a Roth IRA would incur income taxes on the account balance. You typically don't want to use funds from the account to pay the taxes, so consider a Roth IRA only if you have enough cash on hand to pay the taxes.
Today's Company: Para Instructional Designs
Learning Links: Robert Sanders and Jill Abbott founded this online learning firm in October 2000 and were sufficiently encouraged about its success 10 months later that they left their former jobs to focus on Para full-time. They found that e-learning often lacked real instructional design that used electronic technology effectively.
Diverse Clientele: By developing interactive instruction that engages the learner, this Digital Rhine company has helped organizations educate and train individuals in a personalized way. Para has announced that it will work with Consolidated Health Services supporting training of more than 2,000 employees.
Making Connections: Mr. Sanders and Ms. Abbott attended Indiana University together in the 1980s. After gravitating to different parts of the country, they met again five years ago while working on graduate degrees at the University of Cincinnati. A year later they reconnected while working as consultants with schools in Southwest Ohio.
P&G may have outsourcing deal
GE engine gives lift to business
Dental practice bridged ages
Good-news magazine sells ads; publisher to speak here
Consumer prices hint at inflation
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