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Home Sales Hit Two-Year High

Home resales increased at the fastest pace in nearly 30 months in August

Data Provided By National Association of Realtors (NAR) »

Consumer Sentiment Increases Sharply

The latest measure of consumer sentiment released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan (TR/UM) rose to a four-month high.

42% Of Survey Respondents Envision Favorable Long-Term Prospects »

Non-Profit Firm Acquires Distributor

Middleton, WI-based distributor Top Promotions (asi/345403) has been acquired by non-profit organization Industries for the Blind Inc. – Milwaukee (IB Milwaukee), the two companies announced yesterday.

Financial Terms Of The Deal Were Not Released »

"Made In USA" Labeling Influences Purchases

Surve: The vast majority of U.S. shoppers who notice a packaging claim that a product is "Made in the USA" are more likely to purchase that item.

About 80% Of U.S. Consumers Recognize "Made In The USA" Labeling »

SBA Launches Web Research Tool

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced this week that it is introducing a new Internet-based tool to help companies research their markets.

Tool Is Called SizeUp »

Retailers Forecast Robust Holiday Season

A new report this week says that retailers are predicting solid sales gains during the upcoming holiday season.

Expected To Increase 3.3% During November And December »

InnerWorkings Acquires U.K. Distributor

Top 40 distributor InnerWorkings has acquired Merchandise Mania, a United Kingdom-based merchandise distributor.

Part Of Expanding Push Into European Market »

Massachusetts Town Bans Single-Use Water Bottles

Concord, MA, has become the first community in the U.S. to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles - a highly-publicized decision that is likely to be challenged in court.

The Ban Applies To Bottles One Liter Or Smaller »

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