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MAU industrial job fair today has 148 openings

Augusta-based staffing firm Management Analysis & Utilization Inc. will hold a job fair today in an effort to fill 148 job openings in metro area industrial sites.

The MAU fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jameson Suites, 1062 Claussen Road, Augusta.

MAU is filling openings at TTX, Kimberly-Clark, Newman Technology and E-Z-Go.

All applicants must have at least six months of related work experience and a clean background, and must submit to a drug screen.

Job fair participants will be interviewed on the spot for consideration.

BlackBerry maker has tablet for businesses

NEW YORK --- The company that gave us the BlackBerry -- still the dominant phone in corporate circles -- thinks its business customers will have room in their briefcases for at least one more device: the PlayBook.

Research in Motion Ltd. showed off the tablet Monday and is set to launch it in early 2011, with an international rollout later in the year. RIM is betting on a smaller, lighter device than Apple Inc.'s iPad, which kick-started the tablet market when it launched in April.

The PlayBook will have a 7-inch screen, making it half the size of the iPad, and weigh about the same as the iPad. RIM said it would be in the same range as the iPad, which starts at $499.

FDIC rules would require banks to share risks

WASHINGTON --- Federal regulators are insisting that banks share some risk when issuing the type of asset-backed securities that nearly toppled the financial system two years ago.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is requiring banks to hold at least 5 percent of the securities on their books, as part of new rules the regulator adopted Monday.


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