July 21, 2009 | Vol 4, Num 29
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How do you feel about President Obamaís health care plan?
It will benefit part-time employees and businesses
It will benefit part-time employees but hurt businesses
Itís bad any way you look at it


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What are you doing this summer? 

Taking time off, as usual, and going on vacation

45.54%

Taking time off but not going anywhere because of tight budget

32.67%

Not taking time off in the fear of getting laid off

21.78%

 

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'Free' health care

Here are some of the key points of the bills approved in the House this week: You will pay a 5 percent excise tax if you earn more than $280,000 in order to fund health care. Businesses will be forced to pay a “fine” of $375 for every part-time worker if they don’t offer health care. That one is sure to create jobs for our younger workers and the marginally employed. ... read more

 

Product spotlight

Glass washer
The Sommer & Maca Machinery Division of C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, will introduce its newest heavy-duty, 60-inch Vertical Open Top Glass Washer (VHDW60). ... read more 
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BHM Architecture headquarters earns LEED Gold

The new headquarters of Burke Hogue Mills Inc., or BHM Architecture, has become the first architectural office in Florida to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

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