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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Reynolds American confirms job cuts at Tobaccoville plant

(By RICHARD CRAVER, Winston-Salem Journal) - Reynolds American Inc. confirmed today it has cut an unidentified number of production jobs at its Tobaccoville plant as part of a business analysis announced Jan. 26.

Spokeswoman Maura Payne said the company would not comment on how many manufacturing jobs were cut Tuesday or what types of jobs were eliminated.

"The affected employees were released from work Tuesday and will receive the standard severance package," Payne said.


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