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06/01/2010 - Home Furnishings & Housewares On Roll
The home furnishings and housewares segment of consumer goods has come through the economic downturn with mostly flying colors, according to both U.S. government statistics and purveyors of goods in the category
04/01/2010 - MAD By Design's Vietnamese Handbags
Doug Stein operated restaurants and night clubs in Asia for many years, and anyone who has ever been involved in that business know that it is exhausting.
04/01/2008 - Tax Refunds
Millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting a tax refund from Uncle Sam.
04/01/2008 - Rebates Reward Retailers
Businesses will be directly helped by the new economic stimulus legislation passed by Congress. But small businesses in general, and retailers in particular, may get the biggest lift from consumers spending their tax rebates.
02/01/2008 - Durable Spending Slips
An index established by Deloitte Touche to track consumer spending on durable goods offers a less than positive outlook.
06/01/2007 - EZDROPSHIP.COM: American Dream Comes True
Most of us like to see others struggle a little bit before they hit it big. So you will probably like the story of Dan Mier, president of the double tiered success story that is Premiere Products International and EZDROPSHIP.COM.
05/01/2007 - Union Bill Riles Retailers
As a bill that would significantly ease union member recruitment moves to the Senate, retail and business associations' opposition is growing.
05/01/2007 - Coping With The Housing Market
A study by Deloitte Touch, based on concerns that consumer spending may slowdown due to continued weakness in the housing market.
04/01/2007 - Buyers Happy As Spending Grows
American consumers are a happy lot, and that bodes well for retailers this year. The University of Michigan's latest customer satisfaction index suggests spending will grow as much a 4.1 percent this quarter.
03/01/2007 - PPA Helps Small Biz
A new law that makes big changes in employee retirement plans can benefit small business owners. While some aspects of it won't kick in for a year or two, others went into effect in January, so now is a good time to understand its ramifications.
03/01/2007 - Minimum WAGE Debate
As the House and Senate try to come to a meeting of the minds on minimum WAGE legislation, retailers, small business owners and others weigh in on the consequences of adding an extra $2.10 an hour.