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U.S. Employers Add Jobs, Employment Outlook Cloudy

The U.S. economy added 96,000 non-farm jobs in August, and the unemployment rate dropped from 8.3% to 8.1%.

Jobs Added Were 45,000 Less Than July »

Obituary: George Townes, Shepenco

George Townes, a second-generation owner and president emeritus of supplier Shepenco, died on Sunday, September 9 following a brief illness.

He Was 97 »

Promo Products Commemorate Democratic Convention

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is underway this week in Charlotte, NC, packed with agendas, parties, delegates, media and lots of logoed products.

See Photo Gallery Of DNC Promo Products »

Potential Dock Strike Grows Closer

A work stoppage that would affect 14 East and Gulf Coast ports appears to be becoming more likely after recent talks between the International Longshoreman's Association (ILA) and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) unexpectedly broke off.

14,500 Unionized Port Workers Could Go On Strike »

Revved Up On The Go

Many distributor principals manage far-flung employees and salespeople. How can they effectively motivate the mobile workforce?

Tips For Motivating The Mobile Workforce »

Illinois Governor Vetoes Plastic Bag Bill

In a move applauded by environmentalists, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have prevented most municipalities in Illinois from banning single-use plastic bags.

Critics Argued The Bill Was Not A Long-Term Solution »

August Hiring Ticks Downward

A new survey shows that hiring at American small businesses fell slightly during the month of August.

Month-Over-Month Hiring Was Down 0.1% »

Promo Products Star At GOP Convention

The first two days of the Republic National Convention in Tampa featured rousing rallies, partisan speeches, plenty of pageantry and, of course, a wide variety of traditional and new-age election-themed promotional products.

Buttons Are The Mainstay Promo »

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