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Free entry to some museums

To mark the end of vacation season and start of school, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch is offering its cardholders free admission to four museums on Long Island. As part of Bank of America's "Museums on Us" program, cardholders can get free entry on Saturday and Sunday, as well as on the first full weekend of each month through December. But you do have to present photo identification and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card. Participating museums are: Old Westbury Gardens; Long Island Children's Museum; Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages; and Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. -- PATRICIA KITCHEN

Canon plans cloud printer app

Canon U.S.A. plans a new cloud-computing print system for use with the sales management website Canon, based in Lake Success, said its cloud-based application, Forms and Print Services for Salesforce, "will allow users to create highly visual and attention-grabbing reports and forms, and easily print them without the need for any print drivers." The Canon-Salesforce Forms and Print Services application is scheduled to be available on the AppExchange in January. -- JOSEPH MALLIA

Southwest to air MLB games

Fans of the Yankees, the Mets -- and even the Red Sox -- may have a pleasant surprise ahead as they leave the tarmac at Islip's MacArthur Airport on a Southwest Airlines flight that coincides with a Major League Baseball live broadcast. Now they can watch it, in-flight. Passengers on Southwest flights will soon be able to see live broadcasts of MLB games streamed to smartphones, laptops, tablets and other Wi-Fi enabled devices, Southwest's in-flight entertainment systems provider said yesterday. More than 2,400 games each season will be available to Southwest passengers, in-flight broadband Internet provider Row 44 said in a joint announcement with Major League Baseball's media company. Passengers will also be able to listen to radio broadcasts with each ballclub's regular announcers during Southwest flights. No pricing or other details were immediately available. -- JOSEPH MALLIA


34% munch lunch at a desk

Where do about one-third of workers eat their lunch? If you said, "At their desks," you would win the prize. That's what was found in an online survey of 751 North American workers, conducted this month and last by Right Management, the workforce consulting arm of the ManpowerGroup. Thirty-four percent of respondents said they do regularly take a lunch break but usually stay right at their desks. Another 31 percent said they take lunch breaks only seldom or from time to time. As for those wolfing down lunch within arm's reach of their computers and phones, "whether it's a true break is open to question," said Joseph Johnson, Right's talent management practice leader for the Northeast. -- Patricia Kitchen

Big paydays for top CEOs

Twenty-five of the 100 largest U.S. corporations paid their chief executives more last year than they paid in federal income taxes, according to a report released yesterday. The nonprofit Institute for Public Accuracy says the 25 CEOs averaged $16.7 million in salary and other 2010 compensation. Most of the companies they ran, meanwhile, came out ahead at tax time. They collected tax refunds that averaged $304 million, based on a review of public filings. The think tank says the 25 firms that paid out more in CEO compensation than U.S. taxes reported average global profits of $1.9 billion. The institute, based in San Francisco, describes itself as a national consortium of independent analysts and activists with progressive views who work with social movements to challenge corporate influence and military power. -- AP

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