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College career and internship fair nears

• H.J. Heinz Co., maker of the popular ketchup and other food products, announced that it would be selling itself for $23 billion to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and 3G Capital. The sale is one of the largest food industry acquisitions ever, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• Facebook said on Friday that it had been a victim of a cyber attack from an unidentified hacker. The company reassures the public that no user data was compromised, according to CNBC.

• The cat will soon replace the wheelbarrow as a token in the Hasbro Inc. game Monopoly. The decision is the result of an online pole conducted on the company’s Facebook page, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• Investor Carl Icahn’s large stake in Herbalife was revealed on Friday morning, sending share prices higher. Prices soon fell again when suspicions were raised that the investment was made as a personal dig toward investor William Ackaman rather than being based on the future of the company, according to The New York Times.

• Users of Sony’s next PlayStation will have the technology to stream games directly to the device. The new technology will be revealed on Wednesday, Feb. 20, along with the new console, according to the Wall Street Journal.

• The chewing gum industry is struggling. Sales have been declining in recent years due to the poor economy as well as customers switching to mints and other breath freshening products. Companies are now looking to introduce new flavors and packaging to attempt to raise sales, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The College’s career center will be hosting a spring Career and Internship Day. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rec Center on Friday, Feb. 22. Be sure to bring your résumé!


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