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The Green Sheet Online Edition

July 14, 2008 • Issue 08:07:01

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The cost of taking a recreational vehicle (RV) on a 200-mile weekend getaway will run roughly $25.20 more this summer than during the dog days of 2007, according to RV businessman Dan Gamel. ... Nokia is working on its 888 cell phone model, which can be rolled and bent in any form, so consumers can use it as a bracelet or clip it to their pockets. ... A study by CFI Group revealed that customer satisfaction with banking call centers dropped 8 percent in 2008. ... The National Foundation for Credit Counseling advises consumers who made New Year's resolutions regarding financials (such as paying off 2007 holiday purchases and setting up emergency savings accounts) to check if their goals are being met. ... Research scientists and industry leaders will present their progress in developing advanced biotech fuels and chemicals at the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in September 2008. ... Stanford University School of Medicine researchers used popular social-networking site Facebook as a tool for studying people's brains affected with Alzheimer's disease. The study determined that brains with the disease were less connected than the brains without. ... Chrysler added uconnect, an in-car Wi-Fi system, to its vehicles as part of a dealer upgrade. The system will appear in most 2009 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. ... By the end of summer 2008, scientists project the ice at the North Pole will melt away, which will mark the first time in recorded history this has occurred. ... NEC Electronics America Inc. unveiled an integrated USB 2.0 host and peripheral controller designed to enable high-speed data sharing among electronic products such as cameras and printers. ... The quality and benefits of available remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology are making the devices increasingly attractive, and RPM could involve patients more in managing their own conditions so they "become keepers of their own healthcare," according to Frost & Sullivan research analysis ... MoneyGram International will contribute $1.1 million to the AARP Foundation for Consumer Education to fund a fraud awareness program aimed at the elderly, who are often targeted by fraudsters. This is in addition to enhancing employee education efforts designed to protect consumers from wire transfer fraud ... The U.S. Department of Labor reported a net loss of 62,000 jobs countrywide for June 2008.

ISO-Q test

Which of the following statements is correct?

1. Implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act would cost payday lenders billions of dollars.

2. A number of gas station owners in the Milwaukee area recently reported they were paying suppliers $3.47 per gallon of gas, while their competitors were selling fuel for $3.44 per gallon.

3. Merchant level salespeople can market under their own names if they use professionally designed business cards, update their Web sites routinely and strive to conduct business ethically at all times.

Point here for the answer.

MLScapes

Here's what they're saying on GS Online's MLS Forum:

Merchants just aren't hurting bad enough to seek out a better solution. That's our job, to show them where and how it's quietly hurting them.

- Patrick Wiltsey, "Dubbledown"

Know where you're going in life. ... You may already be there.

- Sheri Andrews, "destin5440"

Every salesperson isn't an entrepreneur, but every entrepreneur better be great at sales.

- Terence Van Horn, "wisdompower"

Loopy laws

From January to April in Wyoming, you may not take a picture of a rabbit without an official permit.

Biz bytes

Call protection provides a period during which a security cannot be redeemed by the issuer. U.S. government securities typically are not callable; corporate and municipal issuers usually provide 10 years' call protection.

A call option confers the right - at a premium - to buy 100 shares of a given stock or stock index before a preset deadline and at a predetermined price.

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