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In December, Macys and several other major retailers agreed to create and publicize a customer bill of rights that explicitly prohibits profiling and unreasonable searches. GE targets late July for credit card IPO General Electric is targeting late July for the initial public offering of its credit card business, named Synchrony Financial. The announcement Friday, which was included in the companys second-quarter earnings report, is the first step in GEs exit from that line of business. General Electric Co. is trying to become a more focused industrial conglomerate by shedding other divisions such as NBC Universal, real estate and some banking operations. It said that its on track to meet its goal of $1 billion or more in structural cost-out for the year, with $382 million of cost-out through the first half of 2014. Disney reaches tentative agreement with unions Walt Disney World has reached a tentative agreement with its largest union group that includes a minimum hourly rate of $10 for full-time workers starting in 2016. Disney made the deal with the Services Trade Council, a coalition of six unions covering 21,000 full-time workers. That contract was extended to allow workers to vote on the new one Aug.
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Union members will vote whether to approve the proposed contract on Aug. 1. The contract covers 21,000 full-time workers at the Florida-based theme park resort, which has around 45,000 full-time and 25,000 part-time employees. Union officials say the contract freezes employee health disney packages care costs in 2015. Disney World and union officials have been negotiating since March, when the previous contract expired. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Additionally, the animation unit has extended its overall deal with Emmy-winning Phineas and Ferb co-creator and executive producerDan Povenmire to develop new projects and ordered three animated pilots. TheHaunted Mansionspecial will be animated by legendary horror genre artist and children's book illustrator Gris Grimly (Gris Grimly's Wicked Nursery Rhymes), who also will exec produce and art direct. Scott Peterson (Phineas and Ferb) will serve as writer, EP and story editor. Joshua Pruett (Phineas and Ferb) is on board as a consulting producer and writer. "Over the past few years we have focused our strategy on making Disney Television Animation the home for the strongest talent in the business," Disney TV Animation seniorvp original series at Disney Television AnimationEric Coleman said. "We have steadily built our roster with both animation veterans and fresh voices, and have fostered an environment where artists support and inspire one another.This group will help us continue to deliver the great storytelling and beloved characters that the Disney animation legacy is known for." Here's a look at the three Disney XD pilots, which are now in production. Billy Dilley's Super Duper Subterranean Summer From creator/director Aaron Springer (Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, SpongeBob SquarePants), it centers on Zak and Marsha, who end up stuck in uncharted land and at the center of the Earth with eccentric classmate Billy Dilley. Very Important House Hails from Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim) and character designer Jenny Goldberg (Rick and Morty) and centers on 11-year-old Frolie, who moves into the Very Important House and suddenly finds herself in the role of caretaker of the universe. Douglas Furs Crated by illustrator and former Sub Pop Records art director Jesse LeDoux and actor/writer Matt Olsen (Sly Cooper), the entry explores the thriving animal community of Douglas, where Barry the bear, the world's least handy handyman, takes it upon himself to fix all the town's problems. The new shortform series, also currently in production, is called Future-Worm!
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