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Northwood launches redesigned website

(Oct. 7, 2011) -- Northwood is pleased to announce the launch of their completely redesigned website today, Friday, Oct. 7. The site sports a sleeker look with enhanced visuals. Some of the exciting new features include simplified navigation, 360° virtual tours, additional video content and new printed material formats.

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Canada’s unemployment falls as U.S. rate holds steady

(Oct. 7, 2011) -- In Canada, the labor force increased by 27,100 in September which resulted in the unemployment rate sliding to 7.1 percent from 7.3 percent.  In America, payroll employment in September rose a stronger-than-expected 103,000. However, a separate household survey indicated that the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.1 percent.

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Navistar to cut 133 jobs in Fort Wayne, Ind.

(Oct. 6, 2011) -- Fort Wayne will have 186 fewer jobs by the end of the year. On Wednesday, Navistar International Corp. notified the state of plans to eliminate 133 positions by Dec. 31. Terex Advance Mixer Inc. also plans to cut 53 local jobs by Dec. 2, reports the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

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Newmar designs wheelchair accessible motorhome

(Oct. 6, 2011) -- Newmar has had numerous conversations with retail customers about their desire to purchase a wheelchair accessible motorhome, said Stover. In response to their specific needs, Newmar’s engineering department has developed a new Canyon Star 3911 gas motorhome floorplan which addresses many of the features customers have requested.

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Priority One welcomes new staff members

(Oct. 6, 2011) -- Stephen Jolles and Jason Edwards have joined as business managers, Eli Salhaney has been added to the dealer account executive team and Tyler Swinehart is the new junior network administrator.

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Initial jobless claims rise by 6,000

(Oct. 6, 2011) -- "The rise in initial claims in the latest week unwound only part of the previous week’s sharp decline that the Department of Labor suggested could have been the result of distortions related to difficulties in seasonally adjusting the data," said Jeffries. "The smaller-than-expected bounce back suggests that the underlying pace of layoffs may be easing."

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Cummins CEO says company needs to hire 7,000 engineers

(Oct. 6, 2011) -- Cummins Inc. CEO Theodore Solso said Wednesday that the company needs to add 7,000 engineers around the world within five years to meet stricter fuel-efficiency standards and a forecasted rise in annual sales, reports the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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Date sent for 2012 MBA RV rental school

(Oct. 5, 2011) -- The school is designed for new RV rental managers and dealers experienced in operating a rental program, said Bert Alanko, president of MBA Insurance. "The information we provide during the three-day school will help launch a successful RV rental program as well as fine-tune an existing rental operation," he added.

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