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Allen recognized by Putnam Retail

Steamboat Springs

Richard A. Monaghan, President of Putnam Retail Management at Putnam Investments in Boston, Mass., has announced that Eileen Allen, an investment professional with Wells Fargo Investments, is a member of Putnam's 30th Annual Golden Scale Council.

The Putnam Golden Scale Council consists of investment professionals who have met the highest professional standards in serving investors during the previous year.

A select group of representatives nationwide have qualified for this special recognition.

Founded in 1937, Putnam Investments is one of the nation's oldest and largest money management firms.

As of June 30, Putnam managed nearly $267 billion for almost 13 million individual shareholder accounts, and more than 2,300 institutional and 401(k) accounts.

Putnam has offices in Boston, London and Tokyo.

Winter X Games

to go live on ESPN

new york

ESPN has modified its Winter X Games VIII competition dates to feature a schedule that incorporates daily live telecasts.

Winter X Games VIII will be held Jan. 24-27 and will feature nighttime events, a consistent competition/telecast schedule and a live presence within ESPN's SportsCenter, ESPN's flagship daily news program.

The Winter X Games features more than 250 athletes from around the globe competing for medals and prize money in the sports of motocross, skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.

"X Games events are the most significant competitions in the action sports genre," said Ron Semiao, senior vice president, ESPN Original Entertainment.

"For the first time in X Games history, we will feature a fully live telecast of Winter X Games VIII, further reinforcing that these athletes and sports are on the same level as traditional major sports athletes and events."

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