Interest rate utures were broadly lower one daybe ore Brazil's central bank is expected to cut rates by atleast 50 basis points rom 13.75 percent currently. (Reporting by Renato Andrade; Writing by Ana Nicolaci daCosta; Editing by Diane Cra t) Stocks Currencies. LAWRENCE ILLE, N.J.(Business Wire)One result o the TARP program to rescue some inancial companies rom ruin willbe to cap executi e compensation. Though this will possibly enable a short-term ix to immediate inancial needs, these same caps may well damage the erycompanies they are designed to protect. "The real issue is what e ects TARP, and its caps on compensation, will ha e onexecuti e moti ation," said Michael Zinn, president o the executi e search irmbearing his name, Michael D Zinn & Associates "Ambitious, career-mindedexecuti es want to be recognized. They areper ormance-based,' and they want to be compensated or the positi e changesthey bring about. "I an organization cannot compensate this type o leader," concludes Zinn, "thesuperstars will go somewhere else.
Zinn & Associates conducts specialized searches orsenior executi es, including: chie executi e o icers, chie operatingo icers, chie marketing o icers, chie technology o icers, and chie inancial o icers, as well as their direct reports and sta . Theorganization's clientele comes rom Global 2000 companies, as well as mid-cap,small cap, and the port olio companies unded by pri ate equity and enturecapital organizations. Jim Bruno & AssociatesJim Bruno, Copyright Business Wire 2009. SAN RANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) As part o a continuing e ortto implement inno ati e sustainability practices, irgin America is gi ingguests the opportunity to o set their tra el during light ia the airline'stouch-screen seatback in light entertainment system, Red In Dec.
2008, theairline announced its partnership with Carbon und , the nation's leadingnonpro it carbon o set pro ider, to allow guests to o set their light at thetime o booking through the irgin America ticket purchase con irmation webpage.The latest announcement makes irgin America the irst domestic airline to allowguests to o set the en ironmental impact o their light while lying. irgin America worked with Carbon und to select o setprojects that ocus on U.S based carbon emissions reductions. As with allprojects supported by Carbon und , the projects are independently alidatedand eri ied. or more details on the irgin America o set program and itsselected projects, isit: America launched in 2007 with the goal o building an airline rom theground up that makes en ironmentally-sustainable practices a core part o itsbusiness model. irgin America operates a leet that is up to 25 more carbonand uel e icient than others lying domestically.
rom its launch, the airlinehas employed progressi e practices to reduce its carbon ootprint such as singleengine taxiing, idle re erse landings, maximizing use o e icient airportground power, utilizing ad anced GPS a ionics to ly more e iciently, and costindex lying the practice o regulating cruising speeds to reduce uel burn. irgin America is a member o Ceres, a leading coalition o in estors,en ironmental groups and public interest organizations that works with companiesto address sustainability challenges. In 2008, the carrier became the irstcommercial passenger airline to join the U.S. En ironmental Protection Agency'sClimate Leaders program.( http://) irgin America is proud to be a iliated with the irgin Group,which has committed to rein esting all pro its rom irgin-transport relatedbusinesses to renewable uels research and other initiati es that combat climatechange. irgin America's sustainability principles can be ound at: http:// America o ers daily lights rom S O to LAX, S O to J K, S O to SAN, S Oto IAD, S O to LAS, S O to SEA, LAX to J K, LAX to IAD, LAX to SEA, J K to LAS,and in eb.