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THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY is issuing guidelines on fighting swine flu to small businesses, which employ about half the workers in the U.S. private sector. Small businesses, it says, should identify essential operations and have plans for operating with reduced staffing. It also says businesses should consider letting sick employees work from home.

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BUSINESSWEEK magazine bids are due today. A handful of potential investors, including Bloomberg L.P., are still looking at the company, which McGraw-Hill has owned for 80 years. BusinessWeek lost more than $43 million last year, though that included costs like rent and overhead, which a document sent to potential investors suggests McGraw-Hill has been overcharging. A buyer would also assume much of the $31.9 million in debt.

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GOOGLE INC. said Monday it is testing a format that could make reading online stories as easy as flipping through a magazine, a shift that could potentially feed more advertising sales to publishers. The service, called "Fast Flip," displays stories on electronic pages that can be quickly scrolled through by clicking on large arrows instead of a standard Web link.

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DELTA AIR LINES INC., the world's biggest airline operator, said Monday its available cash on hand will continue to fall by the end of the year as demand for air travel plummets. The Atlanta-based airline also said that its 2010 funding for its defined benefit pension plans, frozen for future accruals, is estimated to increase by $450 million from 2009.

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"They don't hate us, they don't like us, they just don't know us."

LIZ SCHULER, head of the AFL-CIO's youth outreach efforts, on unions appealing to recent college grads and other 20- and 30-somethings in the work force.

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5,000

NUMBER OF JOBS that drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co. said Monday it will cut over two years as it seeks to cut $1 billion in costs and bring new drugs to market quickly as its bestsellers go off-patent. Eli Lilly will also reorganize into five business units.

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THE BOTTOM LINE: Toymaker Mattel Inc., trading under symbol MAT, will move its stock listing to the Nasdaq Global Select Market from the New York Stock Exchange, as of Sept. 28. ... Yahoo expects to generate a pretax windfall of about $150 million after cashing out of its investment in China's leading e-commerce site, Alibaba.com. ... The average price of a hotel room worldwide dropped 17 percent in the first six months of 2009 over last year, according to a Hotels.com Hotel Price Index.

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