Utah firms named
best IT workplaces
Intermountain Healthcare and CHG Healthcare Services were selected by Computerworld magazine as having two of the top 100 best workplaces for information technology professionals. Intermountain was ranked No. 91 on the magazine's list. CHG, a health care staffing company, was No. 100.
nab top awards
Online discount retailer Overstock.com was honored as "Company of the Year in Retail" at the American Business Awards. Its chairman and CEO, Patrick M. Byrne, was named "Executive of the Year for Retail." Vivint Inc.,a Utah-based home automation, was recognized as having the "Corporate Sociality Responsibility Program of the Year More than 2,500 employees." It was also received the "Customer Service Department of the Year" award.
A health care information website operated by Regence affiliated companies, which include BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, has gone mobile and is available on smartphones. The website, http://www.myRegence.com, gives users access to information that includes service benefit summaries and the location of urgent care facilities.
back on NYSE
The New York Stock Exchange is once again the home of the Whopper. Burger King Worldwide Inc. began trading as a public company Wednesday under the ticker symbol "BKW." Its shares closed up 3.5 percent at $15.01. The company was purchased and taken private by 3G Capital in 2010.
Survey: CEOs offer
A survey of chief executives shows fewer large U.S. companies plan to hire additional employees in the next six months, reflecting a weaker U.S. economy. The Business Roundtable says 36 percent of its CEO members plan to add workers over the next six months, down from 42 percent in the survey taken three months ago.
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz on Wednesday reported a better-than-expected result for the second quarter, with profits soaring nearly 23 percent thanks to successful sales of its spring clothing lines as well as a stabilization of cotton prices. It plans to launch online sales in the United States later this year.
Yahoo to offer
Yahoo said Wednesday it is expanding its original offerings, partnering with Liquid Comics to offer motion-comics. The two companies said they'll make the first two titles created by film directors Barry Sonnenfeld and Guy Ritchie available online later this summer through Yahoo! Screen.