NewsFeeds 6.5.09

Investment company plans to layoff 133 local workers (Virginian-Pilot)
Capital Group Cos., an investment management firm that sells and manages the American Funds family of mutual funds, will lay off 133 local workers over the next two weeks, a spokesman said Thursday.

Shenandoah Valley’s Base-X manufactures tents to make global impact (Roanoke Times)
The Rockbridge County company is rapidly expanding, branching out to sell tents and shelters to foreign governments and nonmilitary groups.

GM Is Trying To Brainwash You (Slate)
Analyzing the semiotics of GM’s bizarre post-bankruptcy ad.

Retailers report May sales declines (USA Today)
Many retailers said same-store sales fell in May, as expected, as shoppers continue to spend cautiously, focusing on bargains and food.

3 Gift Ideas for the Entrepreneur (TheStreet.com)
Tough times call for creative gift giving. Here are some of the best small-business productivity tools for dads and grads coping with a weak economy.

The 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In America (Fortune)
If you’re looking for work in any of these fields, you’re in luck.

Investment company plans to layoff 133 local workers (Virginian-Pilot)
Capital Group Cos., an investment management firm that sells and manages the American Funds family of mutual funds, will lay off 133 local workers over the next two weeks, a spokesman said Thursday.

Shenandoah Valley’s Base-X manufactures tents to make global impact (Roanoke Times)
The Rockbridge County company is rapidly expanding, branching out to sell tents and shelters to foreign governments and nonmilitary groups.

GM Is Trying To Brainwash You (Slate)
Analyzing the semiotics of GM’s bizarre post-bankruptcy ad.

Retailers report May sales declines (USA Today)
Many retailers said same-store sales fell in May, as expected, as shoppers continue to spend cautiously, focusing on bargains and food.

3 Gift Ideas for the Entrepreneur (TheStreet.com)
Tough times call for creative gift giving. Here are some of the best small-business productivity tools for dads and grads coping with a weak economy.

The 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill In America (Fortune)
If you’re looking for work in any of these fields, you’re in luck.

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