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Small Businesses Forecast Hiring Increases

Many small businesses in the U.S. are ready to hang out the help-wanted sign.

31% Of Owners Plan To Hire Next Year »


Protests Close 200 Garment Factories In Bangladesh

Clashes broke out this week in Bangladesh as thousands of workers protested for three days, forcing at least 200 garment factories near Dhaka to close.

Demand For Higher Wages »


NFIB: U.S. Small Biz Optimism Slips

A new survey released the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) shows U.S. small business optimism fell in October, breaking a period of steady confidence gains throughout 2013.

Gov't Shutdown Partially To Blame »


Counselor Commentary: The Fallacy Of Employee Ratings

Two technology industry giants made news this week. It wasn't for introducing the latest gaming system or mobile phone or online search function.

Yahoo, Microsoft Create Buzz With Announcements »


Companies Plan To Spend More On Holiday Gifts

A new survey released today by ASI shows that corporate end-buyers plan to spend more per recipient on gifts this holiday season than they did each of the previous three years.

Gift Cards Top Item for Holiday Gift Giving »


Wholesale, Online Business Up At American Apparel

Driven by a rise in wholesale and online business, Top 40 supplier American Apparel increased sales 1% in October to $59.5 million.

Online Sales Soared 12% »


Distributor Sales Jump 4.6% In Q3

Ad specialty industry distributors increased their revenues by 4.6% in the third quarter of 2013, a total year-over-year gain of $232 million.

15th Consecutive Quarter Of Sales Growth »


CPSC Recalls Hooded Jackets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with retailer Vans, said last week that it is recalling a line of boys' hooded jackets because the product has drawstrings through the hood.

Products Sold In Vans Stores »

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