The Green Sheet Online Edition
May 12, 2008 • Issue 08:05:01
The U.S. Department of Treasury issued the first round of tax refund stimulus rebate checks on April 28, 2008, a week earlier than planned. ... Thin Battery Technologies introduced two disposable carbon-zinc batteries for use in active and passive RFID applications. ... Barnes & Noble LLC took another step beyond online publishing, introducing Quamut.com, a Web site that offers how-to advice on topics ranging from football rules to building a Web site. ... The U.S. Labor Department stated fewer jobs were lost nationwide in April 2008 compared to economists' projections, which raises hopes that an economic downturn is losing steam. ... Physical rehabilitation centers across the United States are using Nintendo Wii's interactive tennis and boxing video games as therapy for patients. ... The Federal Trade Commission wants clarification on which holiday trees are the green choice for consumers. The National Christmas Tree Association insists real trees are eco-friendly, while plastic tree retailers state their products are kinder to the environment. ... Mac computers aren't just for students and artists anymore; more companies are tossing PCs in the e-waste bin and ordering Apple Inc.'s latest wares. According to Yankee Group, 87 percent of companies utilize at least one Mac computer. ... A 45-year-old Oregonian filed a lawsuit alleging that the recording industry snooped through peoples' computers and uncovered private files and photos in its effort to combat online music piracy. ... The U.S. government will use a random computer lottery to hand out 85,000 work visas this year for the non-immigration H-1B program. The roster of 163,000 applicants reportedly includes some of the world's best and brightest minds. ... Adobe Systems Inc. unveiled plans to install Open Screen on mobile devices. As a Flash player update to Flash Lite, the new application reduces the restrictions on what content can be viewed on mobile handhelds.
#h4 ISO-Q test
Which of the following statements is true?
1. A recent survey revealed that 43 percent of office workers do aerobics in their cubicles while they participate in conference calls.
2. Disappointed in declining iPhone sales, Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. have scrapped the updated version of the phone due out this summer.
3. Scientists are turning to viruses, silkworms, salmon sperm and potatoes to build better parts for consumer electronics.
A wealthy investor walked into a bank and said to the bank manager, "I would like to speak with Mr. Reginald Jones, who I understand is a tried and trusted employee of yours."
The banker said, "Yes, he certainly was trusted - and he will be tried as soon as we catch him."
#h4 Loopy laws
Rousing a bear to snap its picture will get you jailed in Alaska.
#h4 Biz bytes
Receivables turnover is the ratio of net credit sales to average net receivables.
Inventory turnover is the ratio of cost of goods to average inventory.
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