Friday, April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009 Good News

Apple tops customer satisfaction survey

A survey released by analyst house Forrester has shown customers are happier with Apple computers than any other brand.

The company surveyed over 4,500 consumers in November last year about their feelings and experience towards different brands. Apple scored highest among computer manufacturers, with Dell scoring the lowest levels of satisfaction.

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(BTW: I'm Mary and I'm a Mac)

Friday, April 17, 2009 Good News Now Story

Healing Comes to the Broken-Hearted in Sunshine Cleaning

"If Henry David Thoreau was right when he said, 'Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them,' then Sunshine Cleaning is a film about some exceptional, desperate people who learn to sing.

Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, it has taken over a year for a wise distributor to deliver Sunshine Cleaning to the public. The timing could not be better. In the midst of a serious economic downturn, with people wondering which end is up, or even if there is an up, many will relate to the story of Rose Lorkowski -– a maid who starts a most unusual janitorial service."

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Obama's $8 billion plan would dramatically shorten trips from Chicago to other Midwest cities

"Year after year, high-speed rail in the U.S. has been a popular idea that never left the station because of a lack of political will. All that changed Thursday.

Passenger trains traveling at 110 m.p.h.—arriving in Chicago from St. Louis in under four hours—could be operating in three or four years after President Barack Obama allocated $8 billion in federal stimulus money to begin building a national high-speed rail system, Illinois officials said Thursday."

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