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Management courseoffered at career center
CHAMPION -- A management course in organizing, staffing and training will be offered at the Trumbull Career & amp; Technical Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the first three Thursdays in December. Registration deadline is Dec. 5. Call Vicki Thompson at (330) 847-1117 for information.
Executive Link plansnetworking luncheon
HOWLAND -- Executive Link will have a networking luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Avalon Inn. The Vocal Alliance will perform. Call Jo Ann Truax at (330) 783-2576 by Dec. 7 to register.
WORLD
British retailer sellsmen's clothing chain
LONDON -- British retailer Marks & amp; Spencer is selling the venerable Brooks Bros. men's clothing chain for $225 million in cash to Connecticut-based Retail Brand Alliance, the owner of women's apparel seller Casual Corner.
The price is less than one-third of the $750 million Marks & amp; Spencer paid for Brooks Bros. back in 1988. Brooks Bros. operates about 160 stores in the United States and 75 in other countries. It had sales of about $650 million last year.
From Vindicator staff and wire reports

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