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a ComPsych poll illustrates that many
employees are taking their own precautions
to avoid becoming ill at the workplace, as
70% of respondents reported changing their
everyday habits because of the flu danger.
Almost half (47%) of employees have adopted
an “avoidance” strategy, forgoing handshakes
and the touching of workplace surfaces to
With the flu
As predicted, the movie industry has seen a boom
as Americans turn to movies to chase away the
recession blues, similar to the Great Depression.
Movies might be much more expensive than they
were during the 1930s, but admissions are still up as
the economy is down. The movie theater industry
is one of the few discretionary spending markets to
show substantial revenue growth in 2009, with a projected 11.6% revenue increase this year, according
to a report from market research firm Mintel. The
growth is attributed to a rise in admissions rather
than ticket price increases, reversing a trend of the
last several years, the firm said.
The longest period in which the New York
Stock Exchange was closed occurred
during World War I, when the NYSE was
closed for four and a half months starting
July 31, 1914.