Frugal Google raised 1Q lobbying tally to $880K (AP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Google Inc. has been getting more frugal with its employees and other expenses as the recession crimps its growth, but the Internet search leader isn’t skimping on political lobbying, according to a recent disclosure form.

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Google dumps 200 jobs in its largest layoffs (MSNBC)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Google Inc. is jettisoning nearly 200 workers in its largest round of layoffs yet, demonstrating that even highly profitable companies are feeling the recession?s pinch.

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AOL investment loses its luster with Google (AP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Google Inc.’s decision to sell its crumbling investment in longtime advertising partner AOL is the latest example of how the recession has forced the Internet search leader to sober up and reassess its priorities.

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Yahoo suffers 4Q loss, but tops analyst views (AP via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Yahoo Inc. stumbled to a fourth-quarter loss of $303 million, but the Internet company withstood the recession better than analysts had expected.

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Google to cut 100 jobs, close engineering offices (AP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Google Inc. is closing three engineering offices and cutting 100 recruiters from its work force as the recession dampens hiring at the Internet search company.

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Emily Bell: If Google should falter, how many others will follow? (Guardian Unlimited)

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Emily Bell: Nothing says ‘recession’ like a bit of a dip in the rate of growth of Google’s profits

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