"Many US colleges and universities have notices posted on their websites informing US companies that they're tax chumps if they hire students who are US citizens. 'In fact, a company may save money by hiring international students because the majority of them are exempt from Social Security (FICA) and Medicare tax requirements,'
advises the taxpayer-supported University of Pittsburgh (pdf) as it makes the case against hiring its own US students. You'll find identical pitches made by the University of Delaware, the University of Cincinnati, Kansas State University, the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, and other public colleges and universities. The same message is also echoed by private schools, such as John Hopkins University, Brown University, Rollins College and Loyola University Chicago."
During his visit to India, Steve Ballmer (CEO, Microsoft)said "By reducing piracy by just 10%, it would lead to the creation of 50,000 new jobs in India.".
The full article is here.
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Businesswire.com is reporting that CompUSA will be closing 126 stores, which is more than half of them. This comes months after a announcements that CompUSA may have been sold since it is not making much profit."
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During my teens, I did 6502/6510 assembly language on the Commodore 64 (demos for download at my website), and more recently, I've worked in the video games industry, and in the DOCSIS cable modem business.
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