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Small businesses step up hiring pace as healthier economy boosts revenue

...growth in construction and consumer spending are feeding the increase, says Susan Woodward, an economist who helps software maker Intuit compile its hiring surveys.Pampering is backLiliana Aranda's business began picking up in March. Her 4-year-old...
Small business unfazed by paid sick time

...the government. Some companies use technology to handle the additional work involved. Playerize, a San Francisco software maker has a program that tracks the sick time that employees accrue and use, says co-founder Lyal Avery.
PeopleSoft sprints to close sales in fight for survival

...its survival at stake, business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. is racing's plan to buy another rival software maker, J.D. Edwards & Co., for...the world's second largest software maker behind Microsoft. But closing...
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...rejects takeover bid SAN FRANCISCO -- Business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. rejected rival Oracle Corp.'s...of sticking with PeopleSoft's plan to buy another software maker, J.D. Edwards & Co., for $1.8 billion in...
Morris, SAXoTECH enter agreement

Morris Communications Corp. has struck a deal with a Danish software maker to use its publishing programs at The Augusta Chronicle and other MCC papers as well as selling it to other publishers. SAXoTECH...
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Lawson will buy Intentia

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Lawson Software Inc. plans to buy fellow business-software maker Intentia International AB, of Sweden, in an all-stock transaction that Lawson valued at $480 million, although selling Thursday...
Judge orders execs to return stock bonus

NEW YORK -- A judge ordered the three top executives of software maker Computer Associates International to return stock valued at $1.1 billion last year, in a stinging rebuke of the software giant's...
Free operating software gains momentum

...threat to Microsoft Corp., the dominant computer software maker. In the latest sign of acceptance, International...programs. One exception: Corel Corp., a major Toronto software maker, plans to sell a package of business software, including...
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Microsoft enhancing messaging program for Windows XP

SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. is enhancing and expanding the use of its instant messaging software, a move the software maker believes could give it dominance over rivals American Online and Yahoo! Messenger. The Redmond, Wash.-based...
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E-mail Eavesdropping

...used program that scrambles e-mail for confidentiality has a flaw that can make scrambled messages readable, the software maker said Thursday. Network Associates Inc. said a sophisticated attacker could exploit the flaw to gain access to e-mail...
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