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npr.org — A tornado emergency was issued for the south side of the Oklahoma City metro area, Monday afternoon. This is a rare warning from the weather service, which says it issues one "when a severe threat to human life and catastrophic damage from a tornado is imminent or ongoing."
thewadsworth.org — Development Assistant Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is seeking a Development Assistant. This individual will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Institutional Advancement Department. Responsibilities include initiating correspondence, managing complex schedules, coordinating and maintaining minutes, tracking departmental expenses, maintaining files and donor/prospect records, assisting with marketing activities and website updates, responding to routine inquires, and performing other related functions.
nytimes.com — THE first couple of times Alfred J. Carpenter was turned down for a job, he didn't know what to think. He been laid off early in the recession and then had the bad fortune of tearing tendons in his knee just when he didn't have health insurance.
courant.com — A $368 million health technology park - anchored by a cancer treatment center - could create as many as 2,500 jobs to north central Connecticut in the next five years, the project's developers say. The developers of ProTech Park said they are seriously considering multiple sites in Enfield and others north of Hartford for the research and development facility.
Thule: Thule, a Swedish company with its North American headquarters in Seymour, is an Example Of State Economic Development Incentives That Worked.courant.com — Thule, a Swedish company, chose a hilltop in Seymour two decades ago for its North American headquarters, where it now designs, tests and manufactures most of its U.S. products. This industrial valley town suited the company because of its pool of skilled labor, central location to East Coast airports and a mere six-hour time difference with its international headquarters.
courant.com — Developers are hoping to convert a former cigar company warehouse into an apartment complex. L.A.C. Group LLC is looking to convert the former Consolidated Cigar Corp warehouse at 38 Hubbard St. into 42 apartment units. According to Peter Alter, the developer's attorney, L.A.C.
bostonglobe.com — A long-running Massachusetts Institute of Technology experiment that explores nuclear fusion as a possible energy source will shut down within a year, as its already-diminished federal funding has been cut. Miklos Porkolab, director of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center where the project is housed, said that unless Congress decides to step in, 70 employees will be laid off, including physicists, technicians, engineers, and support staff.
npr.org — Hi, it's Ask a Banker! You should send us questions on email or Twitter, but this particular question, though timely, was made up by me, sorry: Q. Should banks be required to hold much more capital as a safety net? Or should they be putting that money to productive use by lending it out instead?
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