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Small-Business Retail Sales Improve

American consumers spent 5.2% more at small-business retailers in November than they did during the same month last year.

Retail Sales Rose 4.5% Last Month »


Business Borrowing Increases

A new report released last week by research firm PayNet shows small-business lending increased by 11% in its most recent survey period.

Potential Sign Of Improving Labor And Credit Markets »


Rubber Ducks Seized At U.S. Border

More than 35,000 holiday-themed rubber ducks were seized at the Port of Los Angeles this week.

Officials Determine Harmful Amounts Of Chemical Phthalate »


Apple Plans U.S. Manufacturing Plant

Apple Inc. has announced that it will begin manufacturing some of its products in the U.S.

Plant Will Produce Mac Computers, Not iPads And iPods »


R.S. Owens Announces Layoffs

Supplier informed 95 employees last week that their last day at the company will be December 17.

Company Recently Acquired By St Regis Crystal »


West Coast Port Strike Ends

An eight-day strike in the critical ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ended late Tuesday.

Ports Account For 40% Of All U.S. Container Imports »


Alexander Manufacturing Names President

St. Louis-based supplier Alexander Manufacturing has appointed Michael O'Connell as its new president.

Has Extensive Background In Manufacturing »


ADP: Private Firms Added 118,000 November Jobs

Companies in the private sector added 118,000 jobs to the American economy in November, according to a just-released report from firm ADP.

Uptick Occurred Despite Challenges From Superstorm Sandy »

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