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California Again Considers Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Lawmakers in California are taking new steps to enact a statewide single-use plastic bag ban, pitching a legislative compromise that has already won support from a key committee.

Senate Bill 270 Would Impose Fees On Paper, Plastic Bags »

SBA Revises Small Biz Size Standards

In an effort to have more companies qualify for its loan programs, the Small Business Administration (SBA) made a proposal yesterday to increase size standards for small businesses in the wholesale and retail markets.

4,000 More Companies Would Be Loan-Eligible »

FDA Warns Against Temporary Tattoos

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration warned late last week that temporary tattoos can cause allergic reactions and the federal agency is encouraging consumers to report problems that occur in connection with the skin art.

Spurs Mixed Reaction In Industry »

Counselor Commentary: Mixing Creativity With Utility

Marketing experts and pundits today always say one thing to anyone who will listen: Stand out from the crowd.

Traditional Marketing With Creative Spin Gets Noticed These Days »

Obituary: Herb Lotman, Penn Emblem

Herb Lotman, the chairman of the board of Philadelphia-based Penn Emblem Company, died on May 8 from complications of heart failure.

He Was 80 »

Fossil Announces First-Quarter Financials

Richardson, TX-based Fossil Inc., the parent company of supplier Fossil Corporate Markets, has reported its sales for the quarter ended April 5, 2014, increased 14% to $777 million.

Forecasting 8%-9.5% Growth in Q2 »

Retail Sales Nudge Higher In April

The Commerce Department said this week that U.S. retail sales increased by 0.1% in April, a marked slowdown following a strong end to the first quarter.

Sales At Clothing Stores Jumped 1.2% In April »

American Apparel Reports Q1 Sales

Counselor Top 40 supplier American Apparel announced this week that its total company sales in the first quarter were $137.1 million, a 1% year-over-year decline.

Decrease Tempered By Strong Wholesale Net Sales »

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